PROPERTY & EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN

Cobb County Government - Marietta, GA

Full-time
Position is located in the Cobb County Police Department Evidence Unit.

Salary $16.16 - $25.86 per hour Grade Code 11 Position Number 1040003 Essential Functions
Receives various types of evidence and property such as sums of money, documents, drugs, and weapons confiscated by local law enforcement officials: checks for accuracy of items listed on property sheets; records and indexes evidence and property into file management system; and bags and stores evidence and property.

Maintains the chain of custody for evidence collected by the department: signs for, transfers, and releases evidence and property using prescribed security measures; enters information into computer system to complete custody transaction; ensures secure transport of evidence to and from crime and toxicology labs for testing or court as needed; and ensures all property and evidence are preserved and accounted for according to regulations.

Maintains documentation related to evidence/property received and released; and generates reports and updates files and records information in database upon receipt or release.

Assists with evidence/property items in court as necessary; and testifies in court as to chain of custody and procedures followed ensuring evidence was not tampered with.

Receives and executes court orders to destroy evidence; and arranges for destruction of weapons and contraband in accordance with regulations; and maintains appropriate records.

Prepares and returns stored and found property to rightful owner: compares stolen property reports with recovered items; contacts owners and/or transports articles to regular/bulk storage; arranges for owners to identify and claim property; verifies ownership and authorization for property release; completes necessary paperwork to return property to individuals from whom it was confiscated, to owners from which it was stolen, or other appropriate personnel.

Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information from citizens, court personnel, officers, other law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, attorneys, and other individuals.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hours worked per week (include over time) 40 hours per week Department Code 130 Department Name Department Of Public Safety Unit Code 2100 Unit Name ADMIN-POLICE DEPARTMENT Position Information Position Type Full-time Job Category Law Enforcement , Public Safety , Warehouse Internal or External External-Open to Public Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED required; two years of experience in inventory management, court services, property and evidence processing, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications License and Certifications
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

NCIC/GCIC certification is required, or must be able to obtain within six months of hire.

Physical Abilities
Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

Sensory Requirements
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, odors, heights, confined spaces, bright/dim lights, explosives, firearms, or rude/irate customers.

Posting Number 02835 Posting Information
Posting Date 10/17/2019 Closing Date 10/24/2019 Open Until Filled No EEO Statement
Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.