Property Control Officer - San Fernando, CA
Salary: $54,336-$67,296 per year
Education & Experience Requirements (Minimum Qualifications)Knowledge of:
- Basic record keeping methods applicable to evidentiary property.
- City ordinances, codes, procedures and practices regarding custody, release, destruction and return of evidence/other property.
- NCIC and other criminal justice database administrative/operational procedures and regulations.
- Basic use, storage and care of weapons.
- Proper handling and storage of drugs and chemical/biological hazards.
- Principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.
- Records management, recordkeeping, filling, and basic purchasing practices/procedures.
- Maintain accurate records of a wide variety of police evidence and other materials, supplies and equipment received, stored and issued.
- Prepare basic statistical and narrative reports.
- Operate a computer, standard business software and a variety of computer software programs/databases related to area of assignment.
- Reach sound decisions in accordance with City policies and procedures
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Understand and follow written/oral instructions
- Maintain confidential information
- Represent the City effectively in dealing with other agencies and the public.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Following established procedures, receives, catalogs, and processes items of evidence into the property room; stores and safeguards items of evidence that may be used in court proceedings: documents and validated chain of custody and preserves items of evidence; following strict procedures, releases evidence to investigative, forensics and District Attorney personnel for entry into court proceedings.
- Enters all items that are under custody into the records management system. • Processes firearms into the property room by verifying that all serial numbers and descriptions are correctly entered into the records management system.
- Prepares for transport and receives evidence sent to crime lab for analysis; updates property logs and computer systems to maintain accurate chain-of-custody reporting.
- Performs inventory control through computerized records management system; enters, searches and retrieves data; writes police reports and memorandums; performs audits.
- Pulls, transfers, accounts for and oversees the disposition of all evidence/property eligible for disposal, including weapons, hazardous materials and narcotics; notifies owners of found property; sorts unclaimed property/evidence to destroy, return to owner or auction as authorized, or to transfer or donate as appropriate.
- Receives, serves or arranges for service of witness and officer subpoenas in accordance with established rules, policies and procedures.
- May testify in court concerning evidence chain of custody.
- Assist in Detective Division as needed.
- May deal directly with the public at the detective service window to receive payment of fees, answer questions, and assist with vehicle releases and repos.