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Evidence Clerk (PT)

March 04, 2013 - March 17, 2013
Location:Collinsville, IL
Salary Range:$15.33/hr
Employment Type:Part Time
Description:This position is responsible for the processing and storage of evidence and property recovered or turned into the Police Department. This is a very sensitive position that requires a large degree of confidentiality and dependability. Under the general supervision of the Lieutenant over Investigations, Assistant Chief and Chief of Police, the evidence clerk is responsible for the custody and protection of large amounts of drugs, currency, and material property. Must maintain liaison with the State of Illinois Crime Laboratory, its personnel, and other state, federal, and local officials. This is a part time position, with a normal work schedule of Monday through Friday, approximately 20 hours per week. Weekend, evening, and callout work may be required as well as court room testimony.

Union Representation

This is a part-time position, not represented by any union.
Duties:-- Process and store evidence, ensuring that special processing and/or laboratory analysis is conducted in a prompt and proper manner. Forwards reports, photographs, and other materials to other department components. Transports evidence to lab. Exercises proper security measures over evidence and property to ensure proper chain-of-custody.

-- Prepares and maintains files, reports, and logs, documenting the collection, processing, storage, handling, and analysis of evidence and property. Maintains and updates computer records regarding the disposition of cases and related evidence and property.

-- Conducts property and evidence release, disposal, and auction, in accordance with departmental policy and applicable state statute.

-- Conducts daily and/or weekly inspections of respective supplies of photography, identification, and evidence collection or processing equipment.

-- Other duties as assigned by the Lieutenant over Investigations, Assistant Chief and Chief of Police.
Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required by the Position

A thorough knowledge of departmental policies regarding the storage and retention of evidence and property, in addition to a working knowledge and familiarity with applicable local, state, and federal laws and statutes related to evidence. Incumbent must be organized, trustworthy, and dependable.

Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workload in order to fulfill duties quickly and efficiently. Ability to fulfill necessary duties with a minimum of supervision. Ability to make responsible decisions and function effectively.

Acceptable Experience and Training

The minimum requirements of this position are as follows: High School diploma or equivalent required. Training will be provided to the acceptable candidate. He/she must not have any prior arrests or convictions for theft, drug possession, or any related offense(s), and must successfully complete intensive background investigation, and drug/alcohol screen.

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