Digital Evidence Technician - Melbourne, FL

Salary: $31,640.44 - $52,206.70

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED (Proof must be uploaded with application).
  • Supplemented by course work in criminal justice or related field.
  • One (1) year of experience working in the preservation and custody digital/video footage.
  • One (1) years of experience retrieving, coping, and/or storing digital video and/or audio footage or experience managing and editing multimedia files. 
  • Work within a small workgroup inside the Property & Evidence room.

Must not have been convicted of any felony, or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Must have fingerprints on file with the Melbourne Police Department. Must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
  • Must have completed, or be able to obtain within 24 months, certifications from the Property and Evidence Association of Florida (PEAF) and any other certifications deemed appropriate by the agency to maintain proper job functionality
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants may possess a valid out of state driver's license and obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of police principles, practices, and procedures regarding maintaining digital evidence
  • Knowledge of rules and laws of digital evidence
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes pertaining to the confiscation, preservation and destruction of digital evidence
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to make oral presentation
  • Ability to prepare written reports
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Skills establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, superiors, law enforcement personnel and the general public
  • Skills in computer data entry

  • Ability to exercise manual dexterity for data entry.
  • Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time, and sustained keyboard operations
  • Ability to hear conversations spoken in various tones of voice
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to identify colors and read symbols
  • Ability to visually inspect items for safety reasons

Job Duties:

Under the supervision of the Property/Evidence Supervisor, this position handles sensitive information and is responsible for the care, custody and control of all digital evidence received by the Melbourne Police Department. Duties include, security over and storage of all audio and video evidence. The employee performs routine clerical work involving a high level of confidentiality which is reviewed through observation and written reports for adherence to established guidelines, policies and procedures. The nature of this position requires occasional work during evening and weekend hours. Employee must be bondable.

Examples of Duties
  • Serves as the agency's primary digital evidence custodian 
  • Makes copies, uploads, downloads, and disposes of all agency requested digital audio and video evidence
  • Obtains digital evidence from businesses, residences, and vehicles, as needed
  • Stores and maintains the chain of custody of digital evidence within the digital evidence management system
  • Serves as liaison, in conjunction with the Property/Evidence Supervisor, to the City's IT Department, as well as point of contact with the digital evidence management system, in-car video system, and body worn camera vendors
  • Compiles and copies digital evidence and documents for dissemination, at the request of the Records Supervisor
  • Assists with digital evidence audits and inventories in accordance with department policies and procedures
  • Assists with regular audits to ensure officers are following policy with regard to uploading digital evidence
  • Manages and maintains digital evidence in accordance with established policies and procedures; to include updating computer databases, preserving chain of custody, and ensuring proper dissemination and disposition of digital evidence
  • Assists with training related to the digital evidence management system
  • Maintains and/or operates routine office equipment
  • Performs other duties unique to the department, division, or program
  • Works in the Property & Evidence Room performing essential job functions.
  • Assist with the daily functions of the Property & Evidence Technicians when available.
  • Other miscellaneous Property & Evidence Section duties as directed by the Property Evidence Supervisor.

Communicates both verbally and in writing with other agencies and individuals for informational exchange
Assists Property/Evidence Technicians, as directed by the Property/Evidence Supervisor

Closing Date: 11/29/2020

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