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Evidence Technician (Open)

Company: St. Louis County, Minnesota
Location: Duluth
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

The incumbent will be reviewing and preparing for court law enforcement body camera and squad camera footage. Responsible work in the organization, administration, and operation of public safety evidence and property facilities in the Sheriff's Office.The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2022. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $21.77 - $30.29 per hour. This position is part of the Civil Service Basic Union Contract represented by Council 5 of AFSCME.

An employee in this class is responsible for coordinating evidence and property facilities in the Sheriff's Office. Duties include receiving, cataloging and storing and returning physical and digital evidence; and taking photos in support of law enforcement operations. The work is performed under the direction of assigned supervisory staff.

These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Carry up to 10 pounds, balance, feel, finger, grasp, handle, talk/speak, hearing close proximity (0-5 feet), vision (near, midrange, and color vision), works alone, works around others, and inside. FREQUENT: Lift up to 10 pounds; carry up to 20 pounds, move about, reach, sit, walk, wrist turn (right and left), vision (depth perception), works with others, and drive. OCCASIONAL: Lift up to 20 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, kneel, reach above shoulder, stand, stoop/bend, twist (waist), hearing distance (up to 20 feet), headset, far vision, customers/public contact, extended day, outside, exposure to weather, blood borne pathogens and slippery surfaces. RARE: Lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders (up to 6 feet), crouch, squat, taste/smell, and clients with behavioral challenges.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Pass/Fail):Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's degree in forensic science, law enforcement, criminal justice, or a closely related field; OR two (2) years full-time paid verifiable experience in record keeping, data entry, inventory management; OR one (1) year full-time paid verifiable experience handling evidence in a law enforcement property room; OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience as determined by the Director of Human Resources and Administration.Successful completion of an International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE) certification for Evidence and Property Room Management AND completion of a Basic Crime Scene Course and a Basic Crime Scene Photography Course for Minnesota Law Enforcement within one (1) year of employment. Failure to obtain the certification and completion of the two (2) courses prior to the conclusion of the probationary period will result in termination from the position. Possession of a valid driver's license.RATING SYSTEMS:Supplemental Questions will be 100% of the scoring process:Points will be awarded based on the applicants answers to supplemental questions 8-11.Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage may time out after 30 minutes. It's recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes may result in the deletion of your answers by the application system. TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT & SCREENING PROCESS SCHEDULE:May 5, 2022 - Applicant screening will begin.Week of May 23, 2022 - Supplemental question scoring to be completedWeek of June 6, 2022 - Interviews to be conducted ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at PREFERENCE: If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:Veteran: DD214Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.Please refer to Minnesota Statute 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.PHYSICAL-MEDICAL STANDARDS: Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.DRUG TESTING: Applicants selected for appointment must take and and pass a drug test.BACKGROUND CHECK: Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County are subject to a background investigation.EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION:All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Appointees to the position must successfully complete a one year probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.NON-DISCRIMINATION:St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: St. Louis County, Minnesota, Duluth , Evidence Technician (Open), Professions , Duluth, Minnesota

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