Evidence Technician Job at City of Calgary in Calgary, AB

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

As an Evidence Technician working in the Evidence & Property Unit (EPU) you will be involved with highly sensitive and confidential information and are responsible for maintaining property seized or recovered by police officers. Your primary duties include:

Receive, store, and monitor continuity of property and exhibits both physically and on the Evidence Management Application Database.

Liaise and notify investigative units and/or sworn members in relation to the status of exhibits or property

Release property and exhibits to sworn members and the public.

Respond to telephone, email and in person inquiries from sworn members and the public.

Liaise with external agencies and the criminal courts.

Prepare exhibit/property for proper disposal (i.e. auctions, destructions, deposits).

Complete and verify information on legal forms.

Working Conditions: Evidence Technicians may be exposed to graphic and hazardous materials such as lead, blood, fluids, moulds, odours, drugs, needles, etc. and are occasionally required to wear protective clothing/equipment as directed in the Unit’s Standard Operating Procedures.


A minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalency (i.e. G.E.D.) and at least 1-year relevant experience.

Ability to lift 75 pounds and a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence (or provincial equivalent).

Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Familiarity of systems including Sentry (Niche), Justice Online Information Network, Offender Records & Correctional Administration, and Alberta Motor Vehicles System is an asset.

Preference will be given to those with previous experience in law enforcement handling evidence.

Certification in Transporting Dangerous Goods (TDG), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), First Aid, Forklift operation and order picker experience are considered assets.

You must have the following competencies: excellent communication skills; efficiency & thoroughness; focus on results; relationship building; service orientation; stress tolerance; team building & teamwork.

Pre-employment Requirements

You must be eligible to obtain a Possession and Acquisition License from the Canadian Firearms Centre for both non-restricted and restricted firearms.

An enhanced security clearance and pre-employment polygraph is required.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: CUPE Local 38

Business Unit: Calgary Police Service

Position Type: (1) Permanent

Location: 5111 – 47 Street NE

Compensation: Pay Grade 7 $31.72 – 42.44 per hour

Days of Work: This position works a 5 day

work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.

Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week

Audience: Internal/External

Apply By: January 25, 2021

Job ID #: 303627

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Company: City of Calgary

Company Location:  Calgary, AB

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