City of Brenham, TX
  • Police
  • PG 20 $38,396 - $52,769
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • PG 20 $38,396 - $52,769

Full Benefits Package


Summary

Under general supervision, the Evidence and Property Technician manages and ensures secure storage of evidence seized, collected, found or kept by the police department.  Including receiving and storing all evidence collected to ensure chain of custody; responding to and fulfilling requests for evidence. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages the intake and storage of all property and evidence seized, collected, found, or kept by the Police Department, including stores property in appropriate locations; contacts officers for additional information on issues that need to be corrected or notifies appropriate supervisor;
  • Maintains all records related to property and evidence including data entry of property and evidence inventories into the departmental computer system;
  • Manages the delivery of evidence to and from court, laboratories, prosecutor's office, and other agencies by tracking information and safely securing the transportation of evidence, including accepting and releasing evidence to agencies and updating chain of custody forms;
  • Maintains knowledge of proper handling of various articles of evidence, including weapons, substances, and photographs, including knowledge of the proper disposition procedure of property and evidence seized under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure;
  • Maintains organized records related to property and evidence by sorting and collection paperwork from property, including scanning and organizing records and electronically attaching to case files;
  • Manages and stores all video and digital recordings made by departmental personnel;
  • Provides technical support for all police divisions on dealing with property and evidence, including training new officers on proper evidence processing procedures;
  • Contacts owners of found property, if owners are known;
  • Prepares copies of documents, tapes and other materials for open records requests;
  • Manages the ordering, storing, and furnishing of forensic and evidence supplies for all divisions of the Police department by assessing main evidence, packaging rooms, and holding cells for replenishment of supplies;
  • Completes fingerprinting of civilians when requested;
  • Prepares evidence for proper disposal according to city, state, and federal guidelines; and
  • Testifies in court on the storage and collection of evidence and the chain of custody.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This is a non-supervisory position.

Qualifications 

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school graduation or its equivalent plus two years of experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge Of

State statutes, city ordinances, and laws and policies relating to the handling of evidence; department policies and procedures; standard office practices and procedures; and first aid procedures.

Skill/Ability To

Read manuals and interpret policies and procedures; write letters, memos, and instructions; perform basic mathematical calculations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement and government officials, co-workers, and the general public; and operate a computer using standard word processing and spreadsheet software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Texas driver's license. Certification from the International Association of Property and Evidence Technicians preferred, or completion within first six months of hire date, and Basic Investigator Training course completed within first year of employment.

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.

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit at a desk or in a vehicle, and frequently is required to stand and walk on various types of surfaces. The employee constantly is required to reach with hands and arms, bend and kneel, and talk and hear.  The employee must be able to use hands and fingers to write and/or type reports and information into computer and have a working knowledge of firearms. The employee frequently must lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds, such as stacks of records or equipment and materials. The employee occasionally may be called upon to perform acts of intense physical exertion during emergency situations. The employee must be able to see clearly, with or without vision correction, in close situations, at a distance, and peripherally, and be able to recognize colors and adjust focus.

Work Environment

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.

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee constantly must present a positive attitude as a role model in the community. The employee frequently must work closely with others as part of and/or leader of a team, and must remain calm and professional in tense, emotionally charged, and stressful situations. The employee regularly must work under time pressures to meet deadlines and occasionally must perform multiple tasks simultaneously (such as talking on the telephone and making appropriate notes about the call). The employee occasionally is exposed to emergency situations in which there is the possibility of danger or physical injury. The employee may be subject to working irregular schedules and overtime. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be noisy and distracting.

City of Brenham, TX
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