Pay Range 12 Breakdown
|Hourly (40 hrs.)||$15.4227||$23.1340|
|Hourly (42 hrs.)||$14.6883||$22.0324|
|Hourly (56 hrs.)||$11.0162||$16.5243|
Property & Evidence Control Technician
Range: $32,079.14 - $48,118.70 (12)
Position Number: 00888
JOB TITLE: PROPERTY & EVIDENCE CONTROL TECHNICIAN
JOB SUMMARY: Work includes the receipt, storage, control, and issuance of all police evidence. Work is performed in accordance with state and federal regulations and Department directives and with some independent judgment and initiative necessary in the completion of assignment. Work is reviewed through records, inventories, and observation of the efficiency and quality of work.
Maintains evidence and found property control files.
Renders assistance to the public in recovering stored property.
Conducts inventories of stored evidence.
Operate a vehicle during both the day and night under a variety of conditions.
Performs related work as required.
Receives, processes and stores evidence; maintains evidence in a secure manner and is responsible for the overall security of the evidence room and its contents.
Prepares and transmits items of evidence that require certified laboratory analysis to CMPD, the State Bureau of Investigation and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratories; Collects evidence as it comes back from the lab; ensures appropriate authorities have proper paperwork from the lab;
Tracks evidence when it is checked in and out of area; ensures the chain of custody is never broken or compromised; Keeps abreast of status of investigations pertaining to evidence; Signs evidence in and out for officers/investigators for court purposes;
Testifies as an evidence custodian expert in any type of court of law proceedings;
Reviews Evidence Forms to determine current evidentiary value; Prepares and disseminates periodic disposition sheet for evidence tracking purposes;
Coordinates evidence viewings with DA, defense attorneys and investigators;
Keeps informed of all regulations pertaining to evidence; Conducts briefings to new department personnel regarding evidence procedures;
Purges evidence and recovered property in accordance with applicable laws by destroying, returning items to owner or submitting for auction; Uses AOC Computer to determine disposition of court cases; Coordinates with agencies and individuals reference disposal of property and evidence no longer needed; Conducts file checks to initiate final disposition actions; Interprets and applies state laws and regulations regarding the use and disposition of evidence; prepares letters for return of property to owners; checks proof of identification and/or ownership of property and releases as appropriate; performs background check for weapon release (DCI); Releases seized and/or impounded vehicles; maintains appropriate records and mails seized driver’s licenses to Department of Motor Vehicles; Ships recovered stolen property to owners and other agencies;
Plans and coordinates the auction sale for unclaimed property.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Inventory procedures and record keeping.
Familiarity with firearms.
Typing and computer record keeping relative to inventory control.
Skill in the preparation of reports.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include the department Policies and Procedures Manual, and local, state, and federal laws. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related technical duties. Frequent changes in technology contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to perform specialized work in the maintenance and control of police evidence and property.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, citizens, other city employees, lawyers, social workers, judges, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is performed while sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light, and occasionally heavy, objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office. The work may be performed in a very noisy place and may expose the employee to much dust, dirt, grease, contagious and infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work requires the use of protective device such as masks, goggles, and gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position or related experience for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.