Police Evidence Technician

City of Marion

Marion, IA Law Enforcement & Public Safety / Municipal & Government $40,655 yearly
JOB SUMMARY:
The Police Evidence Technician is responsible for the storage, retrieval, security, access, chain of custody and maintenance of accurate records of all found, recovered, seized and evidentiary property in the custody of the Marion Police Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/WORK PERFORMED:
  • Receives property and evidence in the chain of custody and verifies proper packaging
  • Coordinates with officers, prosecutors and other agency representatives regarding property and evidence needed for court or other purposes.
  • Researches cases and coordinates with officers, prosecutors, property owners or other agency representatives
  • Collects, processes and analyzes forensic, biologic, latent and physical evidence associated with crime scenes.
  • Processes all weapons for disposal, for return to owner or for destruction; obtains required computer checks.  
  • Performs evidence processing duties including taking fingerprints, swabs, etc.  

REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Must be a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of the Iowa or intend to become a resident upon employment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Iowa upon employment.
  • Must be a high school graduate with a diploma or possess a G.E.D. equivalency certificate.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background investigation and medical screening.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of laws related to property management, storage and disposal.
  • Ability to maintain an organized, neat and orderly property and evidence facility.
  • Ability to obtain NCIC certification.
  • Ability to remain calm under all types of emergency and/or emotional situations.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PHYSICAL ABILITIES: 
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.  
  • Ability to use computers and related technical equipment proficiently. 
  • Ability to prepare detailed and accurate reports as well as testify in court if required.
  • Ability to photograph and process evidence and controlled substances as needed.
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb, stoop and lift 50 pounds for filing and records retrieval.   
  • Must be able to provide regular and reliable attendance.
 QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Prior experience in record keeping, inventory maintenance, etc.
  • Post high school training in police science, criminal justice or related field preferred
 WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Primarily works indoors, but may be required to assist in property/evidence collection at crime scenes.
  • Primarily works during regular business hours Monday thru Friday, but subject to call-in at any time.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS:  
Sex Offender Registry, Criminal Background Check, Drug Screening, Driving Record, Credit Check, Pre-Employment Physical, Polygraph.
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Police Evidence Technician

City of Marion

Application Instructions

Must obtain information from city website link and then email application and resume to administration@marionpolice.com.
Test Date: July 15, 2019 at 4pm At the Marion Police Department, 6315 Highway 151, Marion

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Police Evidence Technician

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