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Identification Technician / Evidence Clerk - Closes 12/19/2023

Big Springs, TX

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Conducts crime scene searches; receives, categorizes, stores and maintains custody of a wide variety of evidence, property, weapons and other items in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.  
  • Exercises independent judgment and initiative and performs duties assigned with a minimum of direction and supervision maintaining integrity of evidence stored.
  • Assists with or provides for the transportation of weapons, sexual assault kits and other evidence for physical analysis and/or court proceedings.
  • Photographs crime scenes, lifts and classifies fingerprints, makes composites, compares and classifies fingerprints.
  • Maintains custody of seized firearms, prepares requests regarding the stolen status and ownership of seized firearms and places firearms and other weapons in secured lockers.
  • Release evidence and property to the Crime Lab and to sworn staff for court purposes, rightful owners upon authorization and to contract vendors for auction purposes.
  • Maintains comprehensive records related to evidence and property; writes thorough and accurate case reports.
  • Thoroughly documents property intake and release maintaining integrity of property within the Identification division of the department.
  • Uses a computer and applicable software to enter and maintain data and produce a variety of correspondence and reports.
  • Attends court sessions and testifies as required.   Collect and prepare evidence, reports, or recordings for court purposes.
  • Attend autopsies as needed.
  • Fingerprint and take images of sex offenders.
  • Fingerprint and take images of applicants for alcohol and other licensing, as well as job applicants.
  • Selects released property for disposal or auction; contacts contract auctioneer; provides for the transfer of property into the auction process and coordinates the resulting deposit of funds.
  • Directs or provides for the transportation of items to and from City storage facilities and/or labs.
  • Assist other agencies when requested.
  • Attend continuing education classes.
  • Remains on call rotation for a period of one week at a time.  Assist on-call tech when needed.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from department staff, law enforcement agencies and others.
  • Communicates with property owners, victims, vendors and court and legal representatives regarding property and evidence questions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.