EVIDENCE AND PROPERTY CUSTODIAN III, SHERIFF

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 06, 2018
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial Public Safety
  • Salary: $45,462.72 - $61,217.52 Annually

Job Description



EXAM NUMBER :
J2303O

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:
THIS ANNOUNCEMENTIS A REBULLETINTO UPDATE THE SPECIAL INFORMATION SECTION AND ADD INFORMATION ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING.

FIRST DAY OF FILING :
OCTOBER 28, 2016 AT 8:00 A.M. (PST)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Takes custody of property, clothing, and physical evidence held for investigation at a Sheriff's facility and maintains the chain of evidence.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this senior level class are assigned to an appropriate Sheriff's facility and typically report to a Supervising Evidence and Property Custodian, Sheriff, a Lieutenant, or his/her designee. As a lead worker, incumbents provide technical direction to less experienced Evidence and Property Custodians. Incumbents are responsible for ensuring that physical evidence and other property seized or found by the Sheriff's Department are protected from loss or damage and that the chain of evidence and property records are properly maintained. Incumbents are also responsible for the release, destruction, or disposal of seized or found items as required by law, court order, or departmental policy and guidelines. Incumbents may function as senior or leadperson and be responsible for providing technical direction to a shift of Evidence and Property Custodians assigned to a custody facility. Incumbents must be capable of driving a pick-up truck and/or, on occasion, driving a larger truck in order to pick up evidence or other property from various Sheriff's and inter-agency facilities or crime scenes for transport to an appropriate Sheriff's facility. Incumbents also operate and ensure maintenance of unit vehicles and equipment such as trucks and forklifts. Incumbents must exercise knowledge of Departmental policies and guidelines, applicable laws, statutes, and the Sheriff's Manual of Policy and Procedures governing the storage, safekeeping, and releasing of criminal evidence and other property. Incumbents are required to exercise advanced computer data entry skills as well as an advanced working knowledge of automated accountability and property tracking systems. Positions allocable to Evidence and Property Custodian III, Sheriff are distinguished from positions of Evidence and Property Custodian II, Sheriff by their continual responsibility for contact with large amounts of cash and contraband, such as narcotics, firearms, other booked property of extremely high value or sensitivity, or leadworker responsibility.

Essential Job Functions
Collects and issues receipts for evidence and property; validates incoming property control records according to protocol for accuracy and completeness.

Performs pre-inspection audits of station records for compliance with departmental policy and evidence and property legal requirements; participates in periodic unit inventories and audits of evidence and other property items.

Functions as senior or lead person and provides technical direction to other Evidence and Property staff and/or clerical support staff, volunteers, or inmate trustees assigned to the evidence and other property operations; Oversees and directs the work of lower-level station Evidence and Property Custodians related to property control records, evidence and property packaging, organizing, and transferring to an appropriate Sheriff's facility, as required.

Responds to crime scenes on a 24 hour/7day basis to pick up evidence from raids, warrant searches, and other department-related field activities.

Lists, catalogues, shelves, stores and records the location of evidence and other property held by the Sheriff's Department; keeps inventory on vehicles impounded by the Department, with the exception of narcotics-related forfeitures; arranges for the release, sale, or destruction of vehicles; reconciles departmental records related to storage fees and auction proceeds.

Makes routine pick-ups and deliveries of laboratory evidence at various Sheriff's stations and inter-agency offices, and transports to an appropriate Sheriff's facility.

Retrieves property from storage and releases to authorized persons.

Researches and monitors publications for the introduction of new narcotics and the safe and proper handling of same.

Prepares evidence for viewing, identifying, fingerprinting, or photographing.

Tags and records items for auction; prepares lists of property items for auction, including descriptions and serial numbers, and separates and processes disposable property.

Locates, removes from storage, disposes of, and/or arranges for the disposal of gambling devices, alcoholic beverages, dangerous or hazardous chemicals/materials, electronic waste, and other property, as prescribed by law.

Processes all weapons for disposal, including those from outside agencies, for return to owner, departmental use, or destruction; obtains computer checks of weaponry disposition.

Processes narcotics for disposal, including those from outside agencies.

Identifies, catalogues and prepares high value items such as jewelry, antiques, or collector's items for auction.

Completes data entry tasks by utilizing a computer tracking system indicating receipt, inventory, disposition, and/or release information relative to evidence and other property at the station level.

Verifies that evidence storage freezers maintain required temperature; reports any variations to a supervisor.

Answers telephones and provides information pertaining to the booking and processing of evidence and other property, availability for release, dispositions, locations, police auctions, and other questions relating to material.

Compiles and submits a variety of statistical reports and summaries relative to the maintenance of the evidence and other property.

Testifies incourt, as required.

Acts as a supervisor when the supervisor is absent, as required.
Requirements
SELECTIONREQUIREMENTS

Option I: Two yearsand six monthsof paid experience involving store-keeping; stock, property, or warehouse inventory and maintenance which must include experience in the receipt, storage, tracking and disposal of evidence or property.

Option II: One year and six months of paid experience as an Evidence and Property Custodian II, Sheriff in the service of the County of Los Angeles.*

LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. A valid California Class B Driver License may be required for appointment to some positions in this classification. Candidates offered these positionswill be required to show proof of a driver license prior to appointment.**

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*
To qualify, applicants must have County status in the class, as evidenced by holding or having held such payroll title. NO OUT OF CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.

**License Information:Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked.AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

Please note: Invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add saguayo@lasd.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letter will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

TEST PREPARATION
Reference materials are available to assist candidates prepare for the examination process. Reference materials can be accessed by clicking on the below links.

Los Angeles CountySheriff's Department Manual of Policy and Procedures
MPP 5-04 Property and Evidence Procedures

http://shq.lasdnews.net/shq/mpp/5-04.pdf

California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Law Enforcement Evidence and Property Management Guide
http://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/Evidence-Property%20Management%20Guide.pdf

ELIGIBILITYINFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligibleregister in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH
. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligibleregister resulting from this examinationwill be used to fill vacancies located throughout the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

AVAILABLESHIFTAny Shift
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment applicationand supplemental questionnaireONLINEonly. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification andapplications may be rejectedat any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearlyshown that you meet theSELECTIONREQUIREMENTSand you have completely filled out your application.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILLNOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
NOTE:Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing, or during the examination process but prior to promulgation.Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using theirOWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
TeletypePhone:(213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name:Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone:(323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email:sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org


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