Monterey County Sheriff's Department
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 41,004-56,004 Year
  • 1414 Natividad Rd., Salinas, CA 93906
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Sheriff's Property Technician


Sheriff’s Property Technician         $3,417 – $4,667monthly            

Final Filing Date: October 19, 2019 by 5:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                         Exam #19/80I06/09LA

The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus.  The Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.

The primary responsibility of a Property Technician is to receive, catalogue, store, maintain, control, release, and/or destroy property, evidence, or other items that have been recovered.  This position is assigned to the Enforcement Operations Bureau, Forensics Services Unit.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively.  The ideal candidate will exercise independent judgment and initiative in managing the property room.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process may be used to fill current as well as potential future vacancies throughout the Department as they arise. 


Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Thorough knowledge of:Basic inventory techniques; Modern office equipment, including computer and applicable software programs sufficient to complete required duties.

Working Knowledge of:The organization and functions of a criminal justice agency; Modern record keeping and filing systems associated with receiving and storing inventory; Basic arithmetic calculations and functions.

Skill and Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations; Safely handle heavy items and those containing chemical or biological hazards; Maintain accurate and highly organized records and property/evidence; Testify in Court; Maintain confidentiality; Deal effectively with the public; Understand written and oral instructions; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis; Maintain accurate records; Access and operate various automated criminal justice information systems to research the disposition of cases; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision; and lift and carry moderately heavy and bulky items.


  • Receives, catalogues, stores, maintains, controls, releases, and/or destroys property, evidence, or other items that have been recovered, found or are being held as evidence in connection with the prosecution of crimes;
  • Maintains files and chain-of-evidence records regarding property and its disposition;
  • Contacts or responds to questions from law enforcement personnel, attorneys, representatives of various agencies and the public concerning the release, location and disposition of property and evidence.

EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING: Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Equivalent to graduation from high school; and one year of experience performing inventory and record keeping duties.


Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:

Required Conditions of Employment: Successfully pass a thorough background/suitability process, which includes a polygraph examination or a voice stress analysis; Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License, at time of hire, and maintain a satisfactory driving record; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached.

The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include, but are not limited to:

Listen and comprehend to communicate face-to-face or on the phone to provide and gather information; Physical strength to lift, pull and carry evidence sometimes weighing up to 50 pounds to and from storage; Ability to stand or sit for periods of time to process evidence on the computer; stoop, reach or bend to process or retrieve evidence; Manual dexterity needed to operate writing utensils or computer keyboard to input and retrieve information.

Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete job description:


Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package.  To view the “J“ Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website.  This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.  The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.


Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.  If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. 

Application and Selection Procedures

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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office

Attn:  Human Resources

1414 Natividad Road

Salinas, CA  93906

Phone: (831) 755-3744 or (831) 755-3702          Fax: (831) 755-3828

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Response to the supplemental questions

Applications received after October 19, 2019 or fail to provide all required materials will not be considered.  Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials.  All required application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.         

Equal Opportunity

Monterey County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.                                                                                                                 LA-09/17/2019

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Monterey County Sheriff's Office Human Resources 1414 Natividad Rd. Salinas, CA 93906