City of Ames Hiring Lead Property Evidence Technician


Lead Property Evidence Technician

Under general direction, catalogs, maintains, retrieves, and disposes of evidence and/or impounded property, maintains related records, processes and manages forfeit property and maintains forfeiture records, and performs related duties as required.

Examples of Essential Job Functions: Communicates directly, in person or on the phone, with citizens, law enforcement, and court personnel answering property evidence questions and other related concerns. Retrieves evidence and property daily insuring proper packaging, receipting, and that the chain of custody is intact. Serves as coordinator of the evidence and lost/found property room. Accepts, records, and maintains records system of all physical evidence and lost/found property taken into custody by the Police Department. Maintains a log on all property that was destroyed, converted, donated or auctioned. Upon case clearance disposes of evidence or lost/found property by return to owner, destruction or auction, in accordance with state and local rules and regulations regarding property disposition. Provides a variety of police related information to the public and governmental agencies. Receives requests from officers on call for special or specific information; follows up with appropriate information. Composes a variety of correspondence, reports, and other materials requiring independent judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness. Establishes and maintains records system using moderately independent judgment. Maintains inventory of department supplies and materials, tapes, digital copies of recordings and records of cash seized, deposited, and forfeited. Verifies cash accounting and reconciles actions with accepted accounting practices. Processes crime scene evidence in a manner which would assist in the identification of the perpetrator. Assists in the development of evidence handling policies and procedures. Instructs Police Department staff in the proper handling and storage of evidence and Departmental evidence handling procedures