Digital Evidence Technician

  • Job Code: W0108
  • Pay Grade:WJ
  • Pay Scale:$17.51-$31.61 Hourly; $36,420.80-$65,748.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform duties responding to digital evidence requests to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and other related agencies.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Provide public records support for various digital evidence requests (e.g., body worn cameras (BWC), video editing and redaction, closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems).
  • Review digital evidence records and related documents for redaction and dissemination in compliance with agency policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and public records laws.
  • Research and review digital evidence classifications to ensure compliance with prescribed procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist with quality assurance of BWC audit functions.
  • Generate system records and review law enforcement reports to ensure digital evidence is appropriately flagged and categorized.
  • Work with agency departments and the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) regarding the viewing, reproduction, redaction, release, and final disposition of digital evidence.
  • Assist with inventory of BWC inventory and assets logistics across all districts.
  • Assist with digital evidence training to agency personnel.
  • Maintain availability during disaster related events, such as hurricanes, and special law enforcement/fire rescue operations.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the dissemination of criminal information.
  • Working knowledge of records management system standard operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of Public Records Law/Dissemination and Records Retention Requirements.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to be attentive to detail.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions and/or solutions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to learn specialized department software applications.
  • Ability to process public and interagency video record requests.
  • Ability to type.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four years of clerical or criminal justice experience.
OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in criminology, criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • Three years of clerical or criminal justice experience.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree form an accredited institution of higher education with a major in criminology, criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • Two years of clerical or criminal justice experience.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
  • 30 net words per minute on a typing test; or 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Experience in video editing.
  • Experience with public records.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training