Evidence Custodian Assistant
City of Delray Beach, FL - Delray Beach, FL

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  • EEO Statement The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services · Non-Smoking The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco products for a period of at least one year prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco products" shall include, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes and snuff. This is responsible work assisting in receiving, recording, maintaining and protecting all evidence for the Police Department. Work is performed under supervision of the Evidence Custodian.
Hours of Work: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., hours are subject to call out as required.

Essential Job Duties:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. · Receives and assists police personnel to ensure that all evidence and property received is inventoried and packaged correctly. · Monitor and control security to all evidence areas and document visitors on designated log. · Maintain accurate records of evidence and all property submitted to the Evidence Section. · Maintain proper storage conditions to preserve evidence and all property submitted to the Evidence Section. · Ensure that evidence and all property received is stored, released or destroyed in accordance with Florida State Statutes. · Ensure chain of evidence is maintained and that all rules of the Evidence area are strictly adhered to. · Maintain and store property vouchers along with all supporting documents on all evidence and property received. Ensure all vouchers are correct and that proper notations are made in computer regarding the status of the items. · Assist in notification and returning of items and evidence to owners. Handle all phone calls pertaining to evidence. Maintain paperwork and actual physical destruction of property. · Assist in verification of quantity and weight of all drugs. Prepares court orders for drug disposal and destroys drugs. · Monitor disposition of property and evidence that has been cleared from further court usage by the State Attorney's Office. · Testify in court or at depositions. · Ability to copy cassette, video/audio tapes and/or DVDs/CDs. · Assist in preparation of reports. Maintain records and files. · Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a city-wide basis.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. At least one (1) year experience in dealing with evidence and in police related work desired. Ability to keep complex records. Ability to operate computers and modern office equipment. Ability to work adequately in a limited time frame. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions with supervision. Ability to type accurately. Skill in operating a computer (data entry) The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization’s mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer’s specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues. A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Information:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with both hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, bend, climb and stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Works inside in a storeroom environment.

revised 1/23/13