City of Tucson

POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN (#6301)

$15.32-$25.50 Hourly / $31,865.60-$53,040.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 916


General Description

Researches cases, receives, transports, secures and releases evidence and property for the department. Provides customer service and assistance to attorneys, officers and the general public. Destroys evidence, narcotics, and firearms as required.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Retrieves, secures and releases property seized by law enforcement agencies.

Transports and secures property from police substations and crime scenes using a marked police unit.

Inspects and verifies submitted items and documentation, and ensures accuracy and safety.

Handles bloody items, narcotics, firearms, and flammable materials.

Maintains chain of custody and disposes and releases property as prescribed by law and department procedures.

Conducts property inventories and maintains property storage areas.

Releases evidence and property to authorized personnel for possession, examination or court exhibits.

Performs criminal history background checks by accessing local, state and national computer systems.

Determines the appropriate release of firearms by identifying persons prohibited by law from possessing firearms.

Reviews and researches records to determine disposition of cases for the release, return, transfer or disposal of evidence.

Verifies information, performs computer inquiries and accesses various computer systems prior to disposal.

Makes a determination on evidence, and destroys, transfers or releases evidence, narcotics, firearms, and currency in accordance with prescribed methods and established procedures.

Requests authorization for disposal from case detectives, County Attorney's office, or officers after review.

Processes release authorizations.

Provides customer service by communicating with the public, attorneys, City personnel, criminal justice agencies, and other law enforcement agencies concerning the receipt, return or status of property and evidence.

Testifies in court as required regarding the integrity, preservation, transportation, and chain of custody of property and evidence.

Instructs Police Recruits in evidence handling procedures at the regional academy and conducts tours of the section as required to trainees, officers, or students.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Under 1 year retrieving, securing and releasing property seized by law enforcement agencies

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

Non-NIDA Drug Screen

50 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 34

Occupational Group Description: Police

EEO Job Category Code: F

EEO Job Category Description: Office and Clerical

Organizational Level: First Level Employee, Occasionally Directs

NCCI: 7720

Bargaining Unit: CWA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6301; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;