Property & Evidence Technician

City of Golden - Golden, CO4.0

We are currently recruiting for qualified applicants for Property & Evidence Technician with the Golden PD.

Being a Golden employee is more than just a job, it's a lifestyle. Golden is a vibrant outdoor community making it a great place to live, work and play. The City of Golden has over 500 employees serving the community in parks and recreation, public works, public safety, and administration. The City offers a wide array of benefits and perks designed to enhance the work and wellness experience our employees enjoy today and into the future. The City recognizes the importance of a quality work life balance. We support employee well-being through employee recognition programs, wellness programs, flexible work schedules, generous leave policies, and community involvement.

This position secures, stores and disposes of seized evidence and property according to federal, state and department procedures. In conjunction with the Records Section, reviews, categorizes and tracks proper release of video evidence from Body Worn Cameras. Utilizes knowledge of departmental systems, operational procedures and specialized office equipment, logs and researches lost and stolen property to determine ownership, and releases such property to rightful owner. Provides fingerprinting services to citizens for job applications, and victims for elimination purposes.

All applicants are required to submit a completed online application with an attached professional cover letter and resume.
Receives, sorts and secures all property delivered to the Golden Police Department evidence room. Responsible for verifying evidence reports against property and tracking system entries.

Accountable for security and integrity of evidence room. Follows strict departmental procedures on evidence storage and disposition. Preserves the critical chain of custody.

Determines appropriate and lawful disposition of property. Releases property to Police Officers, lawful property owners, court system, or other law enforcement agencies. Compiles and maintains accurate records of all property transfers, releases, and decisions made.

Responsible for the review and categorization of video evidence from Body Worn Cameras. Works with the Records Section regarding the proper release of video evidence in compliance with records policy and procedures.

Performs a complex mix of clerical duties utilizing knowledge of departmental systems, operational procedures, and specialized equipment. Manages records of all transactions entered into evidence and compiles data for statistical computation.

Conducts periodic audits of property inventory.

Takes inked fingerprints of individuals for comparison, elimination, and identity verification and submits to county or state crime lab for analysis.

Provides "expert" testimony in court on matters pertaining to evidence handling techniques.

Provides technical and specialized support to department pertaining to assignment. Explains evidence procedures to officers, general public and other agencies as needed.

Ensures office areas and equipment are in good working order and work areas are kept clean.

Performs other related duties and specialized assignments as needed.

High school diploma or (G.E.D.). Minimum one year experience in records management, inventory control, or related field. Experience in a law enforcement environment preferred. Specific experience in evidence custody preferred. Experience with body worn cameras desired. Formal training in crime scene and evidence techniques working with a law enforcement agency desired.

Valid drivers license with good driving record.
Ability to obtain CCIC/NCIC Certification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend and employ applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; ability to comprehend and follow departmental directives. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must possess outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills in working with police officers, other city employees, outside governmental agencies, and general public. Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to apply mathematical concepts required for the position.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.

Ability to maintain accurate and up to date evidence files; comprehensive knowledge of the principals of evidence collection, processing, and retention. Working knowledge of MS Office with ability to learn and function within the department's computer systems.

Knowledge of or ability to learn general law enforcement procedures related to the collection and maintenance of evidence. Ability to learn principles and procedures of inventory record keeping. Must be organized and detail oriented and maintain an accurate accounting of property and evidence. Ability to learn, understand, and interpret a variety of legal requirements including the Colorado Open Records Act (Title 24, Article 72, Part 2), Criminal Justice Records Act (Title 24, Article 72, Part 3), Children's Code Records and Information Act (Title 19, Article 1, Part 3); and other Colorado Revised Statutes.

Motor vehicle, computers, fingerprinting equipment, microscope, electronic measuring devices, video/audio recording devices, and various type of cameras.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to run; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift, carry and shelve materials weighing up to 50 pounds assisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Moderate physical activity is required to push, pull or lift medium weights. May experience uncomfortable working positions such as stooping, crouching, and/or bending. May have continual exposure to disagreeable elements such as, noxious fumes, human excrement, drugs, exposure to heat, cold, dust, various weather conditions, and stressful situations as a result of human behavior. May be required to handle bio-hazardous materials such as; HIV infected blood samples, clothing and syringes.

City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer