Property & Evidence Room Technician

US Government, Asheville Police Department

About our opportunity:
The City of Asheville – Police Department is looking for a qualified, professional Evidence & Property Technician. The purpose of this position is to preserve and store all evidence and property submitted to the evidence room.  Work involves receiving and maintaining detailed custody records of evidence and personal property, transferring property and evidence to courts, obtaining court orders for evidence disposition, and all other duties as assigned. Employee is responsible for assisting the Evidence and Property Manager in maintaining the inventory of property, ordering and disseminating supplies, and assisting the Evidence and Property Manager in conducting preparations for auction of seized and unclaimed property. Employee in this class also performs clerical-administrative work assisting Department personnel in all property/evidence matters. Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with Department personnel, property owners, and any other personnel. Work is performed under general supervision of the Evidence and Property Manager and is evaluated in terms of the accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of performance.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Receives, records, safeguards, releases and oversees the release and disposal of all types of police property and evidence.
  • Tracks the movement and maintains chain of custody documentation for all property and evidence. Checking items in computerized evidence storage program.
  • Assembles and organizes evidence for presentation in court; work closely with detectives and the court system.
  • Coordinates the release, destruction, and disposal of adjudicated property and evidence as authorized; releases items to rightful owners; prepares associated reports.
  • Physically carries and places items in correct locations for storage weekly.
  • Stocks evidence preparation room and maintains clean workstation.
  • Transfers items to lab as needed.
  • Conducts research in computer databases to determine property custody status.
  • All other duties as assigned.

About you:

  • What you Bring:

We know your time is valuable. Applicants who meet the following minimum requirements or have comparable experience and/or education will be considered: 

  • High School Graduate/GED
  • At least one year of related experience 
  • Must become certified by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in the operation of the Division of Criminal Information network within the first year of employment.  Please know that this certification requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina or out-of-state with the ability to obtain the same.

Persons of all genders and races are encouraged to apply. 

Other things to know:  
– Full-Time 40 hours per week; Standard work week hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday with a rotating Tuesday shift of 6am to 3pm. There is also an “on-call” assignment which rotates for approximately one week every six weeks.

The selection process will include:
      Initial application review
      Interview panel
The selection process may include:
      Job-related written assessment
Final candidates will be subject to:
      Background investigation
      Reference checks
      Drug screening
      Medical exam*
 *Final candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam to include a hearing and vision test and other requirements set by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City’s Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City’s expense after a conditional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment.

 – The entire hiring process can take up to six months. Applications who are not selected after the interview phase may reapply after one year as long as the applicant has not been permanently disqualified from employment. 

Initial review of applications will occur on May 13th, 2024. This position will remain open until filled (or date if closing date listed) or until a sufficient number of applications are received.  

Automatic Disqualification:

  • Any conviction of a felony.
  • A DUI or DWI conviction in the last five (5) years.
  • Any use of hard illegal drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD or heroin  within the past two (2) years.
  • Dishonorable discharge from any military service. 
  • Less than honorable discharges will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Untruthfulness or intentionally withholding information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position.
  • Cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position.

About us:

The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity.

The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices, relationship building and an authentic sense of belonging.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The City of Asheville is proud to be a second chance employer.

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