Property & Evidence Custodian in Bellevue

Washington State Patrol - Bellevue, WA3.4

Full-time
Description

Are you looking for:
Excellent benefits?
Career growth opportunities?
Opportunities to impact your community?
A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?
As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;
Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;
Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;
Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.
Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

The individual hired for this position may also be qualified for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For information on this program click on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Duties
This position provides support to law enforcement officers by maintaining and storing evidence for court proceedings, assisting defendants and victims with the recovery of property, submitting evidence to appropriate laboratories for analysis, and collecting evidence from crime and/or incident scenes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travels to evidence lockers in assigned areas to retrieve property and evidence.
Collects evidence at crime and incident scenes.
Processes biohazard evidence and collects trace evidence.
Takes into custody found or abandoned property - researches ownership of property, and returns or disposes items in accordance with court procedures and regulations.
Handles large amounts of cash, makes deposits, and maintains inventory.
Reviews DISCUS/SCOMIS on a weekly basis to monitor evidence and property.
Maintains vehicles in impound areas.
Meets with victims, defendants, and other parties to release personal items.
Maintains appropriate records on evidence and found property. Enters detailed information into computer system and prepares reports.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
High School graduate or equivalent AND three years of experience in a law enforcement agency. - OR -
Two years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
Valid, non-probationary, unrestricted Washington State driver's license.
Ability to perform audit of district and detachment evidence, property records, and inventory.
Ability to work a variety of hours subject to change with minimum prior notice.
Communicate orally and in writing in a professional environment (court).
Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality in the performance of the position.
Must be able to communicate effectively with citizens and peers promoting teamwork.
Must maintain computer skills and software knowledge to manage property and evidence by using electronic technologies.
Knowledge of legal issues regarding rules of evidence, departmental policies, procedures, and goals.
Some travel is required.
Supplemental Information
The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov.

Include a detailed resume and letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE:
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service

Polygraph & Background Investigation:
Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all education, to include high school and equivalent, indicated in your application materials, will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.

Other Information:
If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ms. Yvette Fabregas at (360) 704-2308 or Yvette.Fabregas@wsp.wa.gov

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.