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Property Evidence Custodian

Highland Park, Illinois



City of Highland Park

Human Resources

1707 St. Johns Avenue

Highland Park, IL 60035


Fax: 847-433-2940





Starting Salary: $39,462 - $42,886



Application Deadline: 11/20/09





Full-Time Position



The City of Highland Park is seeking a dedicated and responsible individual to work as a Property Evidence Custodian in the Police Department. 



Primary Responsibilities


The primary responsibility of a Property/Evidence Custodian is to provide for the preservation and security of seized or otherwise collected, property and evidence in the custody of the Police Department, and maintenance of police identification services. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Additional training equivalent to two years of college or attainment of an Associates Degree

  • Five to ten (5-10) years of police or municipal government experience, or

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience as listed above

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


Required Skills, Knowledge and Ability Needed

  • Considerable knowledge of police department operations; statutes, regulations, case law and general practices related to documentation and maintenance of evidence and property records

  • Working knowledge of the operation of a personal computer, photographic equipment, word processing functions and other common software applications; working knowledge of office equipment and machines

  • Some knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the geographical and jurisdictional areas of the City of Highland Park

  • Considerable skill in maintaining detailed and accurate records and maintaining chain of custody and security of property and evidence records

  • Considerable skill in working efficiently and with minimal supervision and in following written and oral instructions

  • Working skill in the operation of a personal computer, photographic equipment, word processing software and other software applications

  • Working skill in preparing written reports; working skill in communicating effectively orally and in written format with staff and other agencies

  • Working skill in providing court testimony

  • Working skill in reading, comprehending and applying rules, regulations, and laws related to evidence and property records

  • Some skill in using office equipment and machines such as a facsimile machine, telephone, and copier

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to information obtained


Starting Salary:


$39,462 - $42,886



Salary Range:


$39,462 - $54,735



For more information about the City of Highland Park, go to the City’s homepage.


A completed application form must be submitted to be considered for this position and can be downloaded and printed from the City’s website or obtained from Human Resources.



The Selection Process

  • All applications will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and qualifications, employment history, and job skills

  • A preliminary check for criminal record will be conducted

  • First round of interviews

  • Testing (Personal Computer Skill Level Assessment)

  • Second round of interviews

  • Selection of finalist(s)

  • Personality Assessment

  • Reference checks

  • Thorough background investigation including third-party background screening

  • Polygraph examination

  • A conditional offer will be extended to the selected candidate, subject to successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, psychological evaluation, and drug screen

  • Post-offer medical, including vision exam and drug and alcohol screen

  • Upon successful completion of all elements, the selected candidate will be scheduled to meet with the City Manager


To be considered as a candidate for this position your completed application packet must be received by Human Resources no later than November 20, 2009.



You may send your completed application packet

to Human Resources:


Via email to:


(Reference “Property/Evidence Custodian” in the subject line)


Via Fax to:




(Reference “Property/Evidence Custodian” on the cover page)




Via mail to:


Human Resources: Property/Evidence Custodian

City of Highland Park
1707 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035



You may submit a resume and cover letter with your completed application packet, but resumes submitted without a completed application packet will not be considered.



Click here to view the full job description for Property/Evidence Technician and to download an application.



Note:  Applications are accepted only when submitted in response to a current posted vacancy. Applications and/or resumes sent for possible or future openings will not be retained.




The City of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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