Property & Evidence Technician - Auto Pound

City of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX3.6

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Application must be complete, listing current to past “Work History” experience up to ten years, as applicable. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

What We’re Looking For

The City of Fort Worth is currently seeking to hire two (2) Property and Evidence Technicians who have a High School Diploma or GED PLUS one (1) year of property and evidence maintenance or inventory control, Auto Pound or Impound Facility, recording keeping, customer service and cash handling experience.

The successful candidate will:
Receive, document, process and store evidence, property and vehicles; assign control numbers and storage locations to property, evidence, and vehicles;
Release property and evidence to crime lab, courts, the public or various law enforcements agencies; ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations and chain of custody procedures;
Determine the final disposition of property and evidence, including vehicles; prepare appropriate paperwork for disposal; remove property/vehicle from storage location and prepares for the destroying, donation or auctioning of property and/or vehicles;
Answer questions and provide general information to the public regarding Police Department policies and procedures pertaining to the storage and release of property and vehicles;
Read reports, comprehend and accurately apply policy;
Receives and secures citizen vehicles that have been impounded. Inspects impounded vehicles for damage and identification numbers. Documents pertinent damage information.
Operates a computer to determine ownership of vehicle. Enters license plate and VIN information from impounded vehicles. Researches computer data base to obtain information on stolen vehicles and notifies appropriate unit/agency as required.
Calculates impound fees for vehicle releases or wrecker purposes. Receives payments and/or fees for release of vehicles. Balances cash drawer daily.
Perform related duties as required.

Preference may be given to applicants who possess the following:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel);
Extensive public contact customer service skills;
Experience working with property inventory and inspection;
Experience working at an Auto Pound or Impound Facility;
Prior shift-work experience;
Experience working in law enforcement;
Knowledge of Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedures.
Bilingual in Spanish
The Impact You’ll Have

As a City of Fort Worth Police Department employee, the incumbent will contribute to the City’s strategic goals, mission and vision by performing a variety of technical duties relative to the receipt, storage, protection, delivery, release and disposition of property or evidence. The incumbent will also maintain appropriate chain of custody of evidence. This position will report to a Senior Property & Evidence Specialist.

This position will be REQUIRED to work 2nd or 3rd shift, WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS. Also work outside in inclement weather as needed.


All candidates of the City of Fort Worth Police Department must be able to pass:

An extensive background check;
A Polygraph examination;
A pre-employment drug screen; and
A CJIS fingerprint background check.
All candidates for this position must maintain a Valid Texas driver’s license.

Environmental Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Positions in this class typically requires touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, walking, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, lifting and repetitive motions.

Physical Demands:
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for heavy, moderate or light lifting typically exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects; manual dexterity required.