CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the supervision of the Property/ Evidence Supervisor, this position is responsible for the intake and inventory control of all property and evidence received into the Property/Evidence Room. The employee logs, inventories, controls, and distributes evidence, narcotics, monies, firearms and property. The employee performs routine clerical work. Work is performed with a high level of confidentiality and is reviewed through observation and written reports for adherence to established guidelines, policies and procedures. The nature of this position requires occasional work during evening and weekend hours. Employee must be bondable.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Acts as the custodian of the Property and Evidence Section.
Checks incoming property and evidence submitted by officers and Crime Scene Technicians for accuracy and integrity.
Logs property and evidence, assigning appropriate inventory barcode
Sorts, files, transports, tags, stores, and inventories evidence, firearms, weapons, contraband, miscellaneous property, and monies.
Processes and files incoming, returned, and outgoing property records; returns property to rightful owners.
Searches files for information in response to requests from law enforcement officers as well as civilians.
Stores and assists in the disposal of narcotics and disposes of evidence pursuant to Florida Statutes.
Properly handles, stores and disposes of biologically hazardous property and evidence.
Responds to in-person and telephone inquiries; provides information; directs callers.
Enters and updates information in manual and computerized records and files; operates a computer, typewriter and other inventory devices.
Prepares and/or executes court orders; issues evidence; may be required to provide testimony in court.
Performs other duties unique to the department, division, or program that are not clerical in nature.
B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
Research information to obtain ownership information.
Verbal and written correspondence with other agencies and individuals for informational exchange.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by two years of experience in the receipt, storage, and issuance of property, or in maintaining property control. Must not have been convicted of any felony, or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Must have fingerprints on file with the Melbourne Police Department. Must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants may possess a valid out of state driver's license and obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of police principles, practices, and procedures dealing with police property control.
Knowledge of basic computer operations
Ability to physically move property items – large and small.
Ability to make oral presentation
Ability to prepare written reports.
Skills in communication with co-workers and the community.
Skills in maintaining cross index filing systems and in the classifying documentary material for filing purposes.
Skills in computer data entry.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to lift heavy, odd shaped items over 40 lbs. above head while on a ladder.
Ability to climb a ladder.
Ability to exercise manual dexterity for data entry.
Ability to hear conversations spoken in various tones of voice.
Ability to speak English language clearly and concisely.
Ability to grasp objects.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to bend over, walk, kneel, crawl, stretch, and sit while lifting light and heavy objects.
Ability to identify colors and read symbols.
Ability to visually inspect items for safety reasons.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date – 10/14/2016