Job Title:Property and Evidence Custodian - Spokane Crime Laboratory Opening Date/Time:Wed. 03/13/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time Closing Date/Time:Wed. 03/20/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time Job Type:Full Time - Permanent Location:Spokane County - Cheney, Washington Department:Washington State Patrol Print Job InformationApply Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Washington State Patrol Spokane Crime Laboratory Cheney, Washington Are you looking for: + Excellent benefits? + Career growth opportunities? + Opportunities to impact your community? + A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust? As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington. Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have: + 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response. + Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways. + Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces; + Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases. + Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people. + Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently. Apply today and join us in providing \"Service with Humility\"! Salary This position has been designated as \"in-training\"; as such, WSP will consider filling this position at the Office Assistant 3 or Property and Evidence Custodian level. The salary range will depend upon which level the position is filled at and the qualifications of the successful candidate: Property and Evidence Custodian - Range 40: $2,963 - $3,849 per month Office Assistant 3 - Range 31: $2,406 - $3,105 per month Duties: The Spokane Crime Laboratory provides forensic science services and training for user agencies within the criminal justice system in order to enhance public safety for the citizens of Washington State. This position supports the laboratory by maintaining the integrity of evidence received from user agencies and releasing the evidence after it has been processed. In addition to maintaining the chain of custody in evidence transactions, this position provides support to the scientific staff by handling clerical duties. Responsibilities of this position include: + Process evidence by receiving and releasing evidence to representatives from law enforcement agencies. + Enter evidence into the Justice Trax system. + Assign laboratory number and label each evidence item. + Communicate any questions or concerns with the evidence or associated paperwork with the submitting agency. + Receive and release items between the laboratory evidence vault and staff. + Maintain the evidence vault in an organized manner to ensure the chain of custody and integrity of the evidence. + Participate in audits of the laboratory evidence system either internal, or as directed from the agency. + Testify in courts of law on handling of evidence as required. + Answer phones, provide information and referrals, receive visitors and maintain visitor log, escort visitors when necessary. + Maintain case and laboratory office files. + Receive and direct subpoenas, business mail, and telephone calls to appropriate staff. + Receive visitors, keep a visitor log, and notify the appropriate staff. + Order, receive, and distribute office and laboratory supplies. + Maintain records of credit card transactions, track monthly expenditures, and prepare payment vouchers. Qualifications: Required: + Associate's degree or higher. + At least three years experience in a law enforcement agency in the collection, preservation, safeguarding and disposal of evidence and property -OR- two years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. + Valid, unrestricted Washington State driver's license. Desired Qualifications: + Understand laboratory administrative function and how it may fit in the broader forensic picture. + Possess basic computer skills necessary for word processing, data management, and imaging. + Ability to perform office skills including filing, photocopying, faxing and telephone use. Special Requirements: + Must provide an oral DNA sample to be used in the CODIS Elimination Profile Index. Supplemental Information: The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment. How to Apply: Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Darlonna Vaughan at (360) ###-#### or ...@wsp.wa.gov. Polygraph & Background Investigation: Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc. During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment. Transcripts: Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, the highest level of education as indicated in your application will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time. Union Notice: This position is in a collective bargaining unit. Driver's License: If required by the position description, the applicant must possess a current, non-probationary, and non-restricted valid driver's license. History of restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon hire, must possess a Washington State driver's license and maintain such licensure during employment with the WSP. Other Information: Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) ###-####. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-###-####. The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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