Property Evidence Technician

Non-Sworn Law Enforcement Personnel
Greeley Police Department - Greeley, Colorado

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$19.22 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$N/A annual
Lateral Transfer:
$N/A annual
Top Pay:
$22.58 hourly

Job Description

All interested candidates MUST apply online at__: _https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greeley Those who do not apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greeley will NOT be considered. _

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible to receive, tag, store, release, and destroy evidence obtained by the police department and the county. The technician prepares and maintains a chain of custody for all found property/evidence; responds to inquires about stored evidence; and processes paperwork for release of evidence to owners and for the viewing of evidence by attorneys according to exacting standards. The technician will be in frequent contact with members of the Police Department, Sheriff's Office, County (Drug) Task Force, attorneys, outside law enforcement agencies, and the public. On-call responsibilities are rotated among all members of the Unit.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience documenting and tracking inventory (e.g., warehouse) preferred.
  • A combination of experience and education is accepted.
  • 1 year of experience in a general business office with heavy public contact.
  • 1 year of customer service experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and adhere to general procedures, practices, and standards of operation.
  • Experience and knowledge of computer operations and use of software packages.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and handling of competing priorities
  • Attention to detail.
  • Valid driver's license with safe driving record.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Log in the evidence/found property received in the Section.
  • Ensure the laws of evidence, General Orders, and Standard Operating Procedures regarding the handling of evidence/ found property are followed.
  • Physically lift, carry, and transport evidence as required.
  • Respond appropriately to inquiries regarding items held by Department including authorization verification to release evidence to appropriate persons.
  • Maintain chain of custody on all items of evidence/found property stored in the Section.
  • Research information on unclaimed evidence/found property.
  • Dispose of unclaimed evidence/found property as authorized by the Court or applicable laws, orders, or procedures.
  • Deliver evidence to appropriate laboratories as required.
  • Assist citizens who come to the police department to retrieve their belongings.
  • Respond to frequent requests from District Attorney's Office for original evidence, documents, discs, or other media.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work is performed primarily in office and/or warehouse environment or outdoors (minimally).
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, contaminates, chemicals, etc.
  • Employee is subject to inside environment with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Employee may be asked to drive personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Employee is subject to driving City vehicle in all weather conditions.
  • Employee is subject to working alone, with groups, and/or attends meetings.
  • Employee may be required to conduct business in alternate locations within City buildings or field sites; sometimes in formal settings.
  • Employee may be required to work overtime, holidays, evenings, shifts, or weekends and will be required to be on call on a rotating basis.
  • Employee may have frequent interruptions and be required to manage competing priorities with inflexible deadlines.
  • Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions-- typical work environment is office or administrative work setting; work performed is sedentary.
  • Communication skills sufficient to convey information via telephone and in person.
  • Remain in a sitting position for extended period of time and/or to remain on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Marginal to moderate exposure to hazards (i.e., drugs) that are typically predictable or well protected against with exposure to narcotics, sharp objects, communicable diseases from our activities dealing with drugs, blood and belongings of transient individuals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Moderate physical activity that requires ability to: lift up to 45 pounds frequently, move numerous heavy tools, safes, car parts – occasionally, and with assistance from others; move ladders and a hydraulic lift to store or retrieve items from 15 ft high shelves; ascend stairs, climb ladders, and perform other physical functions including, but not limited to: stooping, kneeling, crouching, frequent standing or walking; maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks; and frequently working with light objects and light hand tools.
  • The essential functions of this job require frequent hearing and repetitive motion; continuously sitting and talking; occasional carrying/lifting light objects, crouching, feeling, fingering, reaching, standing, and walking.
  • Moderate to considerable physical effort that includes working from ladders in awkward positions; and frequent use of medium weight objects (e.g., up to 45 lbs) and use of medium weight tools; evidence is stored in boxes that could weight as much as 45 lbs and at times, the technician must move the boxes to consolidate space; effort is needed to ascend stairs, climb ladders, and perform other physical functions of the job .
  • Communication skills sufficient to convey information via telephone and in person.
  • Vision sufficient to interpret computer screens and documents to complete work assignments to interpret computer screens and documents to assist the public and complete work assignments; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately input, retrieve and verify work assignments; employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Hearing sufficient to hear and understand via telephone, intercom and in person.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: See Job Description

Contact Informaton

Halle Kemp

Greeley Police Department
919 7th st
Greeley, Colorado 80631
phone: 9703509561

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