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INTRODUCTION This classification assures evidence seized and forfeited by the Sheriff’s Office and/or Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) is appropriately received, recorded, stored and disposed.  Property manager responsibility includes property inventory, packaging samples to the Oregon State Crime Lab, sale and disposal of evidence, recordkeeping, testifying at legal proceedings, assistance to detectives by providing equipment and set up.  Incumbent maintains DINT equipment and vehicles.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.  Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Receive evidence/property.  Inventory, identify, record, store and release or dispose of property that has been kept as evidence or has been seized and forfeited.

2. Establish and maintain property and evidence storage records appropriate to state and federal regulations for evidence handling.  Prepare reports as required.

3. Dispose of evidence and property as allowed by regulations.  This could include  sale and/or disposal of forfeited and surplus property.

4. Examine evidence and property for latent fingerprints.  Provide basic identification of latent prints.

5. Receive and resolve complaints from property owners regarding property and evidence held by Sheriff's Office and/or DINT.

6. Assist detective staff by setting up and securing surveillance equipment in the field, obtaining equipment and either have ready for staff when leaving the office or deliver at field sites.  Coordinate with staff on status and progress of work to assure proper equipment is available.

7. Maintain DINT equipment and vehicles; assure proper operating condition.


Knowledge of:  Considerable knowledge of property storage, inventory, retrieval and disposal  practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of electronics to repair and set up specialized surveillance equipment; basic knowledge of rules of evidence; basic knowledge of law enforcement techniques and practices and the goals and objectives of a narcotic task force.  Skill in: Use of computer systems for data entry and retrieval; repair and maintenance of equipment; safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools.  Ability to:  Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; identify and store property; work independently and manage time efficiently; establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, DINT board, committees, vendors, contractors, consultants, law enforcement agencies, equipment and automobile repair services and the public.

Education, experience and training:  Two years work experience in property inventory or management, electronic equipment maintenance or law enforcement OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.  At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications:  Law enforcement experience; automotive repair experience.


This classification works under the general direction of a sergeant.  Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience.  The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation.  Employee estimates and manages time efficiently.  Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within established departmental policy, procedures and directives; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances relative to handling seized and forfeited property; rules of evidence; inventory control practices and procedures; fingerprinting guidelines; equipment and automotive references and repair manuals.  Guidelines are generally applicable with adaptation made to meet specific problems.  Deviations or unusual problems are referred to the supervisor. 


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in an office and field environment.  Assignments may require physical demands of climbing and walking rough terrain, lifting up to 60 pounds, pushing, pulling, running, stooping and twisting.  Requires color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversation and keyboarding.  Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions.  A reasonable amount of driving is involved.

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