City of Tucson


$24.16-$41.68 Hourly / $50,252.80-$86,694.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 105

General Description

Supervises employees responsible for packaging, storage and disposition of police property & evidence.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

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.

Lifts and moves heavy objects both physically and by means of heavy equipment and lift vehicles.

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: At least 2 years of police evidence technician experience

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

*Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Screen

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 34

Occupational Group Description: Police

EEO Job Category Code: C

EEO Job Category Description: Technicians

Organizational Level: First Level Supervisor

NCCI: 7720

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

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 Class 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: 6302; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;