Under general supervision, provide for the custody, release, destruction and safekeeping of properties being held by the Sheriff; testify in court to verify the chain of custody of evidence.
There will be two vacancies in the immediate future. One position is assigned to the Sheriff's Property Unit and one is assigned to the Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory. The list generated as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other future vacancies.
The position at the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Forensic Laboratory's Property/Evidence Unit accepts and releases evidence from on-going criminal cases. The position is responsible for the proper storage of evidence and the destruction of toxicology samples. Maintain accurate records of these transactions in both electronic and paper formats. The Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board, and all of the Unit's records and logs are held to the highest standards. All Sheriff's Property Officers employed at the Forensic Laboratory will possess exceptional attention to detail skills. The ability to multi-task with good, pleasant customer service is a must.
This classification is flexibly staffed with Sheriff's Property I and II levels. The salary ranges for the two classifications are as follows:
Sheriff's Property Officer I classification: $ 22.51 - $28.14 Hourly
Sheriff's Property Officer II classification: $ 26.18 - $32.73 Hourly
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify for the I level, one year of store keeping or clerical experience which has included responsibility for maintaining inventory control records or a complex filing system; for the II level, two years of experience in a law enforcement or law administrative agency receiving, storing, releasing and inventorying property held for safekeeping.
Knowledge of: Principles and procedures of stock control systems and record keeping; general characteristics and values of different types of commodities; techniques of receiving, storing, inventorying, safeguarding and disposing of personal and other types of property; California Penal Code, Civil Code, various County ordinances, the Federal Gun Act of 1968 and other laws governing public property, release of property and evidence and destruction of narcotics; general characteristics and values of different types of equipment used in the Sheriff's Office including characteristics and handling of firearms; types of information stored in CLETS and NCIC.
Skill/Ability to: Explain and apply departmental policies and procedures including court procedures and process of obtaining release of property; train personnel; maintain complete and accurate records; operate teletype and computer terminals; read and comprehend legal documents, laws and ordinances; exercise good judgment; make accurate observations; work well with minimal supervision; deal effectively and tactfully with employees, officials of public agencies, attorneys, property owners and the public; communicate effectively orally and in writing; lift and move bulky or heavy objects; apply laws, codes and ordinances related to property management, guns, narcotics and evidence; handle firearms; obtain and use the type of information stored in CLETS and NCIC.
The ideal candidate should possess a valid California driver's license at the time of hire.
Anyone may apply. San Mateo County and San Mateo County Court employees that have worked at least six months of continuous services in a permanent or probationary position prior to the final filing date will have 5 points added to their final passing score on this examination. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form.
The examination will consist of written test (weight: pass/fail) and a panel interview (weight: 100%), which may include the evaluation of a performance exercise. Depending on the number of applications received, a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. Because of this screening process, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the next phase of the examination process. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, please go to www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/hr/jobs to apply.
Final Filing Date: February 7, 2013
Written Examination: February 23, 2013
Combined Civil Service/Departmental Panel Interviews: Week of March 6-7, 2013
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Martha Bravo Perrault (012513) (Sheriff's Property Officer I/II - E106/E105)
County of San Mateo - 2 years ago