Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Police Property And Evidence Custodian

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description


Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine field and clerical work assignments in support of Police functions. Incumbents of this classification performance is evaluated through personal observations, accuracy and safety of assignments and discussion. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-exempt.

Essential Functions : (Essential functions may vary according to job-specific demands, however may include and is not limited to, the following tasks, skills, abilities and general professional qualifications. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).

Examples of Tasks

1. Performs manual and clerical tasks involved with receiving, packaging, marking, logging, inventorying, and storing all items of evidence, safekeeping, destruction or found property submitted by Police Officers; bar codes property and enters information into computerized inventory system; affixes proper tags and labels for inventory control; observes and ensure the proper chain of custody for property and evidence in accordance to Tribal, State and Federal laws;

2. Releases evidence for court or investigative purposes and ensures that the released property and evidence is returned to the Property and Evidence warehouse; answers citizen inquires and complaints regarding property dispositions; and maintain electronic files on all inventoried property.

3. Receives and stores money, narcotics; firearms, ammunition, flammable items, or other items of sensitive nature; ensures the proper storage and security of items.

4. Upon receiving destruction orders from Tribal, State and Federal Courts, properly destroys items of evidence or property no longer required following prescribed Tribal, State and Federal laws and Police Department Policy and Procedures.

5. Removes various types of evidence and property from secured evidence lockers and matches up to property impound sheets; determines correct locations to store evidence or property by item type and enters into computerized inventory system.

6. Transports and retrieves evidence from the Scottsdale Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratories, ensuring the chain of custody is followed in accordance to Tribal, State and Federal laws.

7. May be required to testify in Tribal, State and Federal court on procedures pertaining to the chain of custody of evidence and may be requested to transport evidence to court.

8. When required, must wear specific personal protective equipment that may include however not limited to facial coverings, gloves, protective suit, filtration system mask, and other health and safety equipment.

9. It is essential to become familiar with ALEAP Accreditation principles and standards. Must adhere to ALEAP Standards as it relates to storage, identification, preservation and transfer of all digital and physical evidence. Comply with all security protocols as well as any audits and inspections.

10. Adheres to all training, policies, procedures, chain of custody, rules of evidence and laws. Maintains strict confidence and security of all data, financial accounts, information, intelligence, metrics, audio, video, computer analytics and meta data, police reports, supplements and associated case files, physical evidence, photographs, statistics and any other materials that are confidential and sensitive to all cases, investigations, personnel records and the operations or property of the SRPD and SRPMIC.

11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the operating procedures of a Police Department.
  • Knowledge of the equipment used in property and evidence, records, including communications, computers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the principles, codes, regulations, and laws governing records management.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, techniques, and equipment including computer software
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of warehousing, inventory control, material handling, storage, record keeping and property accounting, computer terminal data input and retrieval process.

  • Ability to learn applicable Tribal, State and Federal laws and civil codes and regulations pertaining to the handling and storage of property and evidence.
  • Ability to learn policies, court systems and criminal procedures relative to the processing, retention, and disposal of evidence.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of the Property and Evidence Room by participating in random audits.
  • Ability to utilize our computerized records management system documenting evidence data and procedures along with chain of custody procedures.
  • Ability to learn safety and security methods and practices, involved in the handling and storage of motor vehicles, firearms, weapons, narcotics, drugs, money and dangerous devices.
  • Ability to follow all health, safety and welfare training, policies, procedures and guidelines of the SRPMIC and best practices.
  • Ability to maintain legible, complete, and accurate records and related documents.
  • Ability to place property and evidence items and inventory documents in both ascending and descending order by computerized numerical bar codes.
  • Ability to devise and maintain storage, security, and accounting procedures for sensitive, valuable, and unusual supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies in the development of procedures for the disposition of property when cases are adjudicated.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and other Tribal employees and members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Ability to move/lift objects weighing at least 50 pounds short and long distances and different levels likeplacing items into a vehicle and the ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Ability to climb up and down a ladder of at least 15 feet in height with objects in hand.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or completion of a GED equivalent and a minimum of one year experience in property / evidence work, police work, warehousing, inventory control, or related field.

  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling this position.

  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member who closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements
  • Will be required to successfully pass pre-employment drug screening and fingerprint/background checks.
  • Successful completion of Police Department background investigation and polygraph examinations.
  • This position may be expected to work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed and is not subject to a standard work schedule.
  • Will be required to obtain CPR certification within 6 months of employment.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified: Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application
2) fax (480) 362-5860
3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.
Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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