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Class Code: 6112
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Summary Statement: Responsible for supervising and coordinating the daily operations and personnel of a Property and Evidence warehouse and vehicle impound lot containing primarily items of evidence along with found or seized property. Must ensure compliance with State laws, rules of criminal procedure and various Department protocols as they relate to the receipt, storage and disposition of property and evidence. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Supervises operations by ensuring that all property and evidence is properly received, handled, marked, documented, stored, tracked, and disposed of in compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes, the Rules of Criminal Procedure, Scientific Analysis Bureau policies, Accreditation Standards, and Property and Evidence Protocols.

2. Safeguards the integrity of all evidence, including maintaining an accurate chain-of-custody, and protects evidence from harmful change.

3. Supervises the Property and Evidence Unit personnel, which includes: interviewing, development and delivery of training, establishing performance standards and providing constructive feedback based on evaluating employee performance.

4. Coordinates and monitors programs and projects for the Property and Evidence Unit to establish goals and objectives, track effectiveness, and ensure compliance with Department General Orders and policies and procedures.

5. Consults with the Attorney General's Office regarding proper legal interpretation of statutes, rules of procedure, etc. and consults with County Attorneys regarding specific requirements such as length of evidence storage, court orders for property and evidence release, etc.

6. Coordinates time-sensitive processes related to viewing and releasing evidence.

7. Reviews security controls and responds to alarms at primary and alternative property and storage locations.

8. Coordinates and conducts bi-annual inventory of property and evidence warehouse(s) to ensure the safeguarding and accurate accounting of all items currently stored.

9. Responds to call-outs as needed to receive property and evidence.

10. Instructs law enforcement personnel, attorneys and others on procedures of evidential property control.

11. Analyzes Unit operations, conducts needs analyses, researches alternatives and legislative changes, sets objectives, and recommends changes to management regarding Unit policies and procedures to enhance operations.

12. Conducts compliance audits, makes site inspections, and assists in the set-up and organizing of satellite property units.

13. Testifies in court as required by subpoena and represents the Department at public hearings and meetings.

14. Composes a variety of reports and written material related to the operation of the Unit as well as the processing and disposition of property and evidence.

15. Develops and administers the Unit budget.

16. Directs the procurement of services, supplies and equipment to support the Unit.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. basic principles of proper evidence storage, preservation and disposal.

2. current laws and rules regarding police property and evidence, including chain-of-custody procedures.

3. basic principles of warehousing.

4. the principles and practices of supervision of personnel.

5. coaching and training techniques to provide technical advice and/or training to employees, law enforcement, and court officials.

6. team concepts (e.g., team building, leadership, participation and group problem solving techniques).

7. business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation required to produce written documents of moderate to complex difficulty.

8. records management systems (both computerized and manual files).

Skill in:

1. the use of computer software programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

2. the use of computer keyboard devices.

3. operation of standard office and technical equipment.

Ability to:

1. effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

2. read, comprehend and interpret complex written materials such as statutes, rules of criminal procedure, etc.

3. speak before groups to provide information or training on evidence policies, procedures, and programs.

4. exercise diplomacy with others, sometimes in difficult situations.

5. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment, including law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

6. exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

7. acquire and retain required Terminal Operator Certification to access criminal records.

8. organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks to complete job functions in an orderly and efficient manner within stringent deadlines.

9. independently make decisions and take appropriate action to administer programs.

10. identify problems and analyze information in support of decision-making, developing viable recommendations, and/or program project initiation.

11. develop short- and long-range plans for assigned unit.

12. perform basic accounting, statistical and mathematical procedures to develop logical conclusions.

13. develop, monitor and manage a budget to ensure expenditures remain within allocated funding.

14. operate various portable equipment (e.g. battery chargers, air compressors, etc.) and moving equipment (e.g. dollies, hand trucks, and forklift) in order to move vehicles or other property and evidence items.


May be exposed to fumes, dust, unpleasant odors and temperatures from 30 to 120 degrees.

May be required to move items up to fifty (50) pounds.

May be required to bend, stretch, stoop, reach and climb (stairs or stepladders).


Must have a valid Arizona driver license at the time of hire.

Must be able to respond to evidence facilities after hours and make court appearances as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Six (6) years of experience in warehousing and inventory control, including three (3) years of work experience with a law enforcement agency in the receipt, storage and release of impounded property or evidence; OR six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in criminal justice, including a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and related education.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Current as of: 7/26/2014 6:10:17 AM