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Evidence Technician

City of Covington

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Qualified applicants MUST apply via our website by downloading a Public Safety Application packet at or may apply in person at the City of Covington, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Performs a variety of routine clerical, technical, and administrative work in support of law enforcement activities.


Evidence Technician I (GPS 15)
•    Entry Level

Evidence Technician II (GPS 18)
•    At least 3 year of police evidence technician experience
•    Crime Scene Technician certification through Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
•    Other trainings, skills and abilities as defined by the Chief of Police

Evidence Technician III (GPS 21)
•    Supervisory role – responsible for instructing and leading evidence personnel in their work during an assigned shift and assigning them to duties.
•    At least 5 years of police evidence technician experience 
•    Crime Scene Technician certification through Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
•    Completion of Supervision Levels 1,2, and 3 through POST
•    Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, etc. or a combination of training and experience
•    Other trainings, skills and abilities as defined by the Chief of Police


•    Serves as manager of the evidence and lost and found property room.
•    Accepts, records and maintains record system of all physical evidence and lost/found property taken into custody by the Police department.
•    Disposes of evidence or property by return to owner, destruction or auction, upon case clearance, in accordance with state and local rules and regulations regarding property disposition.
•    Prepares property and evidence for shipment and/or transport to crime laboratories and other destinations as needed
•    Responsible for all evidence transport to and from the GBI lab, court, or crime scene.
•    Assists in crime scene processing, including recording, photographing, latent print lifting, and collection of evidence. Maintains laboratory supplies.
•    Performs routine laboratory analysis of various materials and testifies in court as required.
•    Provides a variety of police related information to the public and governmental agencies.
•    Receives incoming calls, determines nature and urgency of calls, and coordinates appropriate response.
•    Receives requests from officers on call for special or specific information; follows up with appropriate information and relays the same back to the officer.
•    Composes a variety of correspondence, reports and other materials requiring independent judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness.
•    Establishes and maintains records systems using moderately independent judgment.
•    Maintains inventories and orders departmental supplies and materials.
•    Conducts mandated inspections and inventories of all evidence and property in accordance with CALEA standards
•    Trains officers on evidence collecting and processing procedures or instructs department personnel in best practices and proper methods of packaging all types of evidence property”
•    Attends in-service training and technical or professional classes, seminars, or conferences to improve technical or professional skills
•    Attends case or staff meetings to exchange information
•    Initiates inquiries on property and evidence to obtain the information on ownership
•    Other duties as assigned by CID supervisor and/or police chief 
•    Maintains on-call status as a crime scene technician 


•    Acts as a recording secretary for specific investigative meetings.
•    Provides backup to records technicians as needed.


Education and Experience:

(A)    High school diploma or GED equivalent; and
(B)    Three years of general office, communications, or records management experience, at least one of which is related to law enforcement, or
(C)    An equivalent combination of education and experience.
(D)    Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.
(E)    Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;
(F)    No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years; and
(G)    Must be able to read and write the English language.


•    Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment
•    Working knowledge of laboratory techniques
•    Working knowledge of finger printing techniques and classification systems
•    Considerable knowledge of evidence and lost/found property maintenance and disposition practices.
•    Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
•    Ability to communicates clearly and effectively.
•    Establish and maintain working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors.
•    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
•    Exhibits strong organizational abilities.
•    Demonstrates the ability to multitask efficiently.
•    Ability to maintain simple clerical records.


The physical demands described here 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 functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

This position may require working extended hours, nights, and weekends, and may also require working extended hours in an outside environment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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