Property and Evidence Specialist

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Sep 10, 2019
Part Time Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: $26.07 - $34.93 Hourly


Essential Functions: These functions may not be present in all positions in this class. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
Receive, record, store, and maintain property and evidence for the Police Department including monies, firearms, and narcotics.

Release or dispose of property and evidence upon authorization and in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations. 

Contact the Department of Justice regarding the release of weapons to owners. 

Prepare authorized items for sale in auctions.

Retrieve and return property items to various businesses.

Deliver evidence to court.

May pick up and transport property and evidence from outside agencies.

May respond to crime scenes and transport collected property and evidence to the Police Department.

Respond to inquiries and requests from Department personnel, law enforcement agencies, and the public.

Input various detailed records into a computer terminal.

Maintain accurate and detailed data, verify accuracy of information, and update information; prepare reports.

Order and maintain Police Department supplies including badges, forms, and office supplies.

Participate in facilitating the care and service of Department vehicles.

Participate in the supervision of Police Aides and volunteer staff.

Stay abreast of new policies and laws pertaining to property and evidence.

Perform related duties as required.

Job Description

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of technical duties involved in receiving, recording, storing, maintaining, releasing, and properly disposing of property and evidence collected by Police Department personnel; and to perform general technical duties in support of the Police Department.  May exercise technical and functional supervision over Police Aides and volunteer staff.

There is currently one (1) part-time (30 hours per week) vacancy in the Police Department.

Applications must be completed and submitted on-line.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.

The first application review date will be Monday, September 30, 2019 .

Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete .  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.     Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.
It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.   Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process).  Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application. 
All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).
Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information


Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, and lift 50 lbs.; exposure to outdoors, confining work space, chemicals, contaminated materials including blood and airborne pathogens, and explosive materials; ability to travel to different sites and locations.
Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.