Evidence Custodian (#RP4000)
$22.46-$27.30 Hourly / $3,893.43-$4,732.49 Monthly / $46,721.25-$56,789.97 Yearly


Under general supervision, stores evidence in connection with law enforcement investigations and prosecutions; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for properly storing evidence and for maintaining chain of custody and other records.


  • Receives, tags, stores, and logs evidence, found property or property maintained for safekeeping in the Property Room; maintains chain of custody records for length of time property is in Property Room. 
  • Assists in preparing evidence for court; may testify in court. 
  • In accordance with Federal, State, and Department regulation and/or policy destroys or disposes of evidence and property including firearms, drugs and other items; releases property to its owners; transfers unclaimed property for inter-departmental use; or arranges for sale of property at auctions as appropriate. 
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports. 
  • Transport evidence within the Sheriff’s Office and to/from other law enforcement agencies as needed. 
  • May assist Evidence Technicians in performing their duties.


Experience: Two years’ experience receiving and storing materials which has included inventory record keeping in a computerized environment. 

Experience: Two years responsible clerical experience including maintenance of files with a minimum of one year experience in a public law enforcement agency. 

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Maintenance of files and records; methods and procedures used in receiving, storing, packing, and issuing supplies; safe methods of lifting heavy objects and performing manual tasks.


Understand and interpret rules and regulations; follow oral and written instructions; learn principles of data entry and computerized inventory systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships; lift heavy objects.


Mobility – Frequent operation of keyboards, sitting, standing, bending squatting, or walking repetitively and/or for extended periods; Lifting –Frequently 30 pounds or less; Occasionally up to 50 pounds; Vision – ability to identify objects and written text to sufficiently read and perform close-up work; normal hand/eye coordination; Dexterity –normal dexterity with frequent holding, reaching, grasping, writing, typing, and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking – Frequent communication in person and by telephone; Emotional/psychological – Frequent public contact and decision making; frequent concentration required; Special conditions – Frequent exposure to varying temperatures and noise; occasional exposure to outdoors.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP4000; EST: 4/9/1986; REV: 9/9/2020;