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El Paso County Evidence and Property Unit Supervisor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Evidence and Property Unit Supervisor



Evidence and Property Unit Supervisor


$2,592.64 Biweekly


Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type



Sheriff's Office

Job Number



4/28/2019 5:00 PM Mountain

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Essential Job Functions

Supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of El Paso County Sheriff's Office Property and Evidence Unit. Coordinates activities in support of other departments, out­­­side agencies, and the general public; provides highly responsible and complex technical support to higher level leadership.

  • Supervises and coordinates the organization, staffing, and operational activities for the Property and Evidence Unit. Ensures all operations and activities follow accepted chain of custody protocols, policies, and procedures, and legal requirements.

  • Trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned Property and Evidence Unit personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; and participates in hiring and disciplinary process.

  • Directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plans for assigned services and activities of the Property and Evidence Unit. Assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.

  • Assists in the preparation of evidence and property for auction, donation, destruction, or return to owner; files related documentation and advises department personnel as requested.

  • Provides staff assistance to higher level leadership; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary. Coordinates property and evidence activities with outside agencies and organizations. Serves as a liaison to the public.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, laws, policies, and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures.

  • Oversees and recommends budget allocations and implements improvements; identifies resource needs and opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures.

  • Stays current with legislative updates, evidence advancements, and best management practices.

  • Maintains and updates various files and records; retrieves objects and records for County Staff and outside agencies as requested.

  • Produces reports and statistics as requested by the chain of command and media inquiries.

  • Provides information to the District Attorney's Office as needed and testifies in court as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent education required. Associate's degree in criminal justice or related field preferred.

  • Minimum three (3) years full-time technical experience in a law enforcement setting required.

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to evidence.

  • Ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge of the organization structure of the Sheriff's Office.

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

  • Ability to formulate plans, policies, and procedures; ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures to staff.

  • Must be able to manage difficult situations in a professional and diplomatic manner.

  • Ability to respond in a flexible manner and to reprioritize work as situations change.

  • Ability to write and maintain accurate records and reports to meet leadership objectives.

  • Must be honest, truthful, trustworthy, and possess a high degree of personal integrity.

  • Must possess good judgment and common sense to make competent decisions, as well as prioritize and assign duties under stressful conditions.

  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, and work effectively and positively with Office employees, leadership, other County staff, and the public. Must possess a high level of organizational skills, initiative, and attention to detail as well as excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills.

  • Ability to maintain the security of sensitive and confidential information.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, EvidenceonQ, Law Enforcement Records Management System (LERMS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC), and Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIS).

  • Must possess the ability to use standard office equipment, including telephone, computer, fax machine, and copier.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.

  • Must pass background investigation, truth verification examination, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

  • Must possess and maintain NCIC/CCIC certification, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of employment.

Work Conditions

Primary work is performed in an office environment with some occasional work in the field; some travel may be required. May be exposed to unpleasant conditions, adverse weather, and rugged terrain at crime scenes. Position may be subject to call-out.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.

Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).