Under direction of the Deputy Chief of Investigative
Services, this position receives processes and maintains property and/or
evidence necessary for official police business in prosecutions, to return to
owner or for public auction; transports certain property and/or evidence to
crime laboratories for analysis; maintains a computerized system of
accountability for all property and/or evidence.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK:
Receives processes, maintains and/or disposes of
property and/or evidence; accepts from police officials or retrieves from
secured area, records, and labels, retrieves copy of filed report, creates
file, stores in secured area(s).
Receives drugs, body fluids, firearms, fingerprints
and various evidence/items from police officials; transports to various crime
laboratories and/or institutions for analysis; receives results.
Receives requests for evidence, files and/or
property needed for court proceedings, retrieves and delivers to the court
system; may give testimony in civil and criminal cases.
Maintains inventories and requisitions; establishes
and maintains records.
Fills FOIA requests.
Receives and responds to telephone and personal
inquiries from the public and police officials regarding lost or stolen
property; verifies ownership, returns the owner.
Delivers subpoenas and records to various agencies
Assists in the coordination of Web based auction(s)
for unclaimed property, e.g. bicycles, jewelry, televisions, etc.;
inventories, develops lists, assists in preparation of news releases.
Establishes and maintains complex files of a
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
May perform special projects such as studies that
required data collection and analytical assessment.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma with some college coursework
preferred in addition to experience in warehousing and/or inventory management
preferred, and at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience
in a law enforcement field, paramilitary organization and three (3) year’s
experience working in a secure evidence lockup; or any equivalent combination of
education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills
and abilities for this job.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:
Ability to be bonded.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to use
computer systems and networks, Internet search engines, email, and Windows
operating systems. Preferred knowledge of operating Microsoft Office Suite,
Access database, Adobe Acrobat, Police Property and Evidence Tracking System,
Ability to apply principles of rational systems to
solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists. To interpret a variety
of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
Ability to prepare work assignments, summaries,
reports, memos, and purchase recommendations using prescribed formats and
conforming to all rules and punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.
Ability to work independently and handle
confidential information and material; property, including narcotics,
valuables and money; and other evidence in a legal manner.
General understanding of principles underlying the
laws and regulations of the municipality.
General understanding of the principles underlying
criminal investigations and forensic evidence.
Excellent organizational and project management
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal
communication skills in dealing with individuals and groups at all levels.
Ability to analyze a variety of administrative,
operational, fiscal, and social problems and make sound recommendations for
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with Police Department Officials, peers, other agencies, and the
Must be self-motivated, disciplined, organized, and
Innovative, creative, resourceful and independent
SPECIAL LICENSES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class "A" Illinois Driver's License.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary
position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 50 pounds.
The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, packages, materials, etc.
using up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force
constantly to move objects. The ability to maintain balance when climbing short
ladders or stairs while carrying/moving packages.
The employee is subject to inside environmental
conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor
temperature changes. There are no environmental hazards associated with this
Structured Oral Interview -- Pass/Fail
Background Investigation -- Qualifying
Polygraph Examination & Psychological Assessment -- Qualifying
Pre-employment Medical Examination and Drug/Alcohol Screening -- Pass/Fail