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Evidence Technician

  • Job Code: W2771
  • Pay Grade:WI
  • Pay Scale:$16.29-$29.36 Hourly; $33,883.20-$61,068.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform duties related to the receipt, accountability, and disposition of criminal evidence and impounded, lost, and abandoned property.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Receive and account for criminal evidence and impounded, lost, and abandoned property.
  • Receive, store, account, and dispose of criminal evidence and impounded, lost, and abandoned property.
  • Prepare and hand receipt evidence for use by law enforcement agencies in court proceedings.
  • Provide information to public and agencies on impounded property.
  • Prepare and maintain criminal evidence and impounded property records and reports.
  • Safeguard evidence gathering and case history confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of evidence rules and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of county, state, and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to the receipt, accountability, and disposition of criminal evidence and impounded, lost, and abandoned property.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to maintain evidence records and reports.
  • Ability to preserve confidential information.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Two years of experience in receiving and issuing equipment, supplies, or evidence.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
  • 20 net words per minute on a typing test or 70 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.

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. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored 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