Portsmouth - Part-Time Property Management Technician

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Department Portsmouth Police Department
Job TitlePart-Time Property Management Technician
Deadline Jan 13, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Portsmouth, NH
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HOURS: 25-32

Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED and four (4) years experience with a police agency with duties closely related to those described below, or equivalent combination of education/ experience.
Special Requirements: Valid Driver’s License

The Property Management Technician (PMT) performs the departmental functions relating to the collection, packaging, processing, filing, storage, and returning of property under the direction of the Captain of Detectives. The Property Management Technician (PMT) will manage, control, secure, and maintain the integrity of any evidence found, confiscated property or any other items entrusted to the custody of the Portsmouth Police Department. The PMT shall preserve its security by accurate recording of the chain of custody whenever property is transferred to an authorized subject’s control. The PMT has primary responsibility in the areas of property management, care and maintenance of property storage areas, supplies, and crime scene processing.

1. Receives, sorts and secures all property delivered to the evidence room; responsible for verifying evidence reports against property reports to ensure accuracy.
2. Operate computer system to enter submitted items into Police Department evidence tracking system. Will ensure that a property/evidence tracking system for all property held by the Portsmouth Police Department is maintained and updated appropriately to accurately reflect the status of all property held by the Police Department.
3. Accountable for security and integrity of evidence room; responsible for preserving the critical chain of evidence; testifies in court when subpoenaed.
4. Determines appropriate and lawful disposition of property; releases property to officers, property owners, the courts and/or other agencies; releases property for sale at public auctions; maintains an accurate accounting of all property transfers and releases.
5. Conducts periodic audits of property inventory; corresponds with officers and general public regarding disposition of property; matches stolen and lost property with property inventory.
6. Process bicycles received in evidence by collecting information on each bike. Check NCIC and computer systems to attempt to identify and notify the owner.
7. Handle monies submitted as evidence, safe keeping or found property.
8. Coordinate auction for unclaimed bicycles.
9. Explains evidence room procedures to officers, the general public and outside agencies. Provides input into department policies regarding evidentiary procedures.
10. Receive, mark for identification, prepare, package, record, forward and/or transport to the forensic laboratories all evidence requiring further scientific processing.
11. Store items requiring additional protection, such as money, precious metals, jewelry, gem stones, weapons, narcotics, and dangerous drugs in a separate, locked, secure area located within the evidence storage area.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates must pass an oral board, psychological exam, polygraph test, medical physical, and an extensive background investigation.


Please direct questions regarding this position to tbarrett@cityofportsmouth.com

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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