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City of Reno, NV Evidence Technician Supervisor in Reno, Nevada

Evidence Technician Supervisor

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Class Title

Evidence Technician Supervisor

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$58,580.59 - $82,408.17 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for receiving, securing, storing, safeguarding, preserving, and disposing of property and evidence items in the Police Department; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for receiving, securing, storing, safeguarding, preserving, and disposing of property and evidence items recovered by or submitted to the Police Department.

Establish schedules and methods for providing assigned services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Participate in the preparation and administration of the program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.

Evaluate property and evidence storage needs and methods; develop recommendations to maximize storage efficiency and safety; develop and implement shelving and storage layouts to maximize storage and functionality of evidence storage.

Review reports prepared by staff to determine ownership of property in order to return property to its rightful owner; make determinations for the proper disposal of evidence following established process.

Review requests to transfer funds from the Police Department impound account to various individuals or criminal justice agencies.

Respond to requests from law enforcement personnel, outside law enforcement agencies and the general public regarding the location and recovery of property and evidence; explain policies and procedures governing the release of evidence.

Testify in court on behalf of the City regarding acquired evidence as necessary.

Maintain records concerning operations and programs; prepare reports on operations and activities.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operation, services, and activities of a property and evidence program.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Basic principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Methods, procedures, principles, practices, and terminology used in property and evidence handling, recording, preservation, storage, and release.

Court procedures regarding the handling and storage of evidence.

Legal guidelines pertaining to the maintenance and control of evidence.

Records management and inventory techniques.

Warehousing and storekeeping principles and practices.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those relating to the safekeeping and disposition of property and evidence.

Ability to:

Coordinate and direct the Police Departments property and evidence programs.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff involved in property and evidence functions. Select, train, and evaluate staff.

Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for receiving, securing, storing, safeguarding, preserving, and disposing of property and evidence items in the Police Department.

Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Receive, process, store, document, release, and dispose of evidence and property.

Maintain accurate records of property and evidence acquired.

Maintain a current knowledge of property acquisition, storage, and release procedures, rules, and regulations.

Effectively account for police property and evidence; organize and maintain control systems.

Apply, explain, and ensure adherence to pertinent laws, rules, regulations, protocols, policies, and procedures related to acquisition, storage, and release of property and evidence.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.

Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.

Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.

Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.

Understand the criminal and civil judicial systems.

Operate modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work or specialized training in business administration or a related field.


Five years of increasingly responsible work experience including four years of responsible inventory control or storekeeping experience and one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience. One year of directly applicable experience in evidence processing is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid NCIC certification for inquiry.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office and storage room setting with some travel to transport evidence to laboratories and court; work in confined spaces; work at heights on ladders; exposure to hazards including bio-hazards such as body fluids, dust, chemicals, ammunition, fireworks, flammables, narcotics, and guns.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and storeroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to occasionally climb and balance; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to verbally communicate to exchange information; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Supervisory


Last Update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018


Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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