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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Police
Job Title: Master Evidence and Property Technician/Assistant Accreditation Manager
Salary: $18.40 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:              

Master Evidence and Property Technician/Assistant Accreditation Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:     The City of Ottawa, Kansas is recruiting for a Master Evidence and Property Technician/Assistant Accreditation Manager.  The Master Evidence and Property Technician/Assistant Accreditation Manager will be responsible for accepting evidence and ensuring that it is properly packaged, logged, and secured in the Evidence Room. This employee is also responsible for maintaining chain of custody records, transporting evidence to and from the forensic laboratory for requested testing, and releasing or destroying evidence when it is no longer needed by the court(s). Prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment, the preferred applicant must undergo and pass a polygraph examination administered by the City of Ottawa.

How to Apply:             Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Range:                         Grade 10 - $18.40 to $26.68

Date Opened:              December 27, 2017

Date Closed:               January 28, 2018

Hours:                          8:00 am – 5:00 pm

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail. If you have not received information within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received. For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to a scheduled test or interview.

 

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title                               Master Evidence and Property Technician/Assistant Accreditation Manager

Department                          Police/Support Services Division

Reports To                           Police Lieutenant

FLSA Status                         Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Salary Grade                       10

Retirement                            KPERS

Last Update                          November 2017

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Summary

The Master Evidence and Property Technician/Assistant Accreditation Manager will be responsible for accepting evidence and ensuring that it is properly packaged, logged, and secured in the Evidence Room. This employee is also responsible for maintaining chain of custody records, transporting evidence to and from the forensic laboratory for requested testing, and releasing or destroying evidence when it is no longer needed by the court(s). Prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment, the preferred applicant must undergo and pass a polygraph examination administered by the City of Ottawa.

This position requires assisting the CALEA Accreditation Manager with maintaining the department’s accredited status through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

This position will provide a variety of routine clerical and administrative support work for the Police Department and Municipal Court personnel, and assist the public by providing a variety of Police Department services.

Essential Job Functions

  • In-state and occasional overnight out-of-state travel required for training and conferences.
  • Inspect evidence/contraband submitted for safekeeping to ensure proper packaging and documentation.
  • Maintain and document chain-of-custody of evidence, and all items delivered to the evidence room for storage.
  • Transport evidence to and from forensic laboratories for testing and analysis, and to various courts and prosecutors.
  • Coordinate with the court to obtain releases for evidence no longer needed. Destroy evidence/contraband after obtaining destruction order from court.
  • Coordinate property auctions following authorization for sale of unclaimed property and surplus department inventory. Release claimed evidence/property to rightful owners.
  • Train police officers in proper evidence packaging and documentation procedures.
  • Purchase evidence handling and biohazard supplies as needed.
  • Conduct, and assist with, announced and unannounced Evidence Room inventory audits and periodic spot checks. Organize and maintain orderly records of evidence inventory and release/destruction documents.

Ancillary Job Functions

  • Manage Accreditation needs during absence(s) of the Accreditation Manager.
  • Collect CALEA proofs, prepare CALEA proofs for compliance.
  • Develop, or assist developing, department policy to meet CALEA guidelines.
  • Operate various department vehicles.
  • Comply with all City ordinances and policies, as well as federal and state laws and ordinances.
  • Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

High school diploma or equivalent; associate/technical degree preferred.

  • Previous evidence, CALEA management or law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Ability to obtain Certified Property and Evidence Specialist certification from the International Association for Property and Evidence within 1 year of hire.
  • Pass CALEA Program Manager Certification course within 1 year of hire.
  • Employee must have no felony convictions or integrity issues that would adversely affect care and custody of crime scene evidence, courtroom testimony, or confidence of the community.
  • Must maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Ability to operate personal computer, police records management software and related evidence software.
  • Ability to quickly learn department-specific software programs required for daily responsibilities.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business entities, and citizens.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions independently when needed.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
  • May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, oils, airborne particles/fumes, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.

Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to talk, hear, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, and move up and down from/to sitting position on the floor.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and ability to identify/distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Regular work attendance is necessary and essential.

 



Vacancy Number: ott12272017-01

Open Date: 12/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/28/2018 11:59:59 PM