Job Descriptions & Pay
Current as of: 12/6/2013 1:20:02 AM
|Class Title:||EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN|
|Salary Schedule:||Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule|
|Summary Statement:||Under general supervision is accountable for preserving the chain-of-custody and security of hazardous/non-hazardous evidence and non evidential property received from law enforcement personnel. Receives, logs, packages, stores, inventories, issues and assists in the release or disposal of adjudicated materials. Releases, documents and issues evidence for the purpose of performing laboratory tests or providing testimony in court. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.|
|Essential Functions:||(not intended to be all inclusive)
1. Receives, reviews, catalogs, labels, tags, marks, packages, documents, and stores submitted property and evidence; safeguards integrity of chain-of-custody.
2. Ensures hazardous materials evidence is appropriately handled, identified, contained, stored, transported, tested, and legally disposed of.
3. Evaluates the worth of adjudicated evidence and unclaimed property in preparation for legal disposal and disbursement; shreds highly sensitive written material no longer essential.
4. Releases evidentiary items to authorized law enforcement personnel.
5. Checks work performed by the work unit as needed.
6. Reviews security controls and alarms at primary and alternative property and storage locations.
7. Answers inquiries and concerns.
8. Audits items against information available in multi-agency computer information system for stolen, wanted or owner information.
9. Conducts bi-annual inventory of property and evidence warehouse(s) to ensure the safeguarding of and accurate accounting of all items currently stored.
10. Responds to call-outs.
11. Instructs law enforcement personnel, attorneys and others on procedures of evidential property control.
12. Conducts needs assessments; updates and implements various guidelines, procedures, and formats required to accommodate legislative changes impacting submission or release of evidence and property.
13. Conducts compliance audits; makes site inspections, and assists in the set-up and organizing of satellite property units.
14. Testifies in court as required by subpoena or represents Department at public hearings, meetings.
15. Attends meetings, training classes, and conferences, and studies updated applicable reference materials in order to remain current on job-specific issues.
|Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:||Knowledge of:
1. basic principles of proper evidence storage, preservation, and disposal.
1. the use of computer keyboard devices to perform word processing and to input and retrieve information.
1. perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.
2. exercise good judgement in the safeguarding of confidential or sensitive information.
3. work independently with minimal supervision.
4. interpret, exchange, and act upon written and oral information.
5. communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
6. analyze information and draw valid conclusions.
7. apply active listening techniques in order to obtain complete and accurate information.
8. exercise diplomacy when dealing with people in sensitive situations.
9. work within stringent deadlines in order to complete assignments within a designated time period.
10. memorize and recall detailed information and/or number combinations.
11. operate standard office and technical equipment (e.g. computer, typewriter, calculator, FAX, telephone system, copier, television, VCR, cameras, scales, money counting machine, etc.)
12. acquire and retain required Terminal Operator Certification.
13. type at a speed necessary for adequate job performance.
14. conduct research and gather information and statistics for the purpose of completing reports and administrative assignments.
15. speak before groups for the purpose of providing information and explaining DPS policies and procedures.
16. operate various portable equipment (e.g. battery chargers, air compressors, etc.) and moving equipment (e.g. dollies, hand trucks, and forklift) in order to prepare vehicles for release or to load and relocate property and evidence.
17. develop feasible short and long range plans and goals to project and develop programs and projects.
18. perform basic crisis management techniques required to effectively manage emergency situations.
19. learn pertinent state and federal statutes, laws, regulations, and Supreme Court rules governing the function.
1. Ability to work irregular hours, holidays, weekends, call-out and overtime.
2. Ability to move packages weighing up to 50 pounds each, in compliance with OSHA regulations.
3. Ability to bend, stretch, stoop, reach and climb (stairs or stepladders).
4. Ability to perform tasks in a work area subject to unpleasant odors and temperatures of up to 120 degrees.
|Minimum Qualifications:||Requires two (2) years of stockroom or warehouse experience; or two (2) years of experience working for a law enforcement agency; or a combination of both equaling two (2) years. Must have a valid Arizona driver's license.
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
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