THE JOB: Under general supervision, responsible for evidence and
property under the Sheriff's jurisdiction and other jurisdictions
as required; to receive, transport, verify, store, record,
safeguard, research, release and dispose of evidence and other
property as needed by the Sheriff's Office and other jurisdictions;
provide training to sworn and civilian staff on the proper
packaging and handling of evidence; coordinates and maintains the
Sheriff's Office Body Worn Camera Program; and do other work as
required. The eligible list established from this recruitment will
be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the
life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time and
extra-help positions. At this time, the positions have been
furloughed by 7.5%. Furloughs are tentatively scheduled to end on
June 30, 2021 pending Board approval.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience
that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is
qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities
One year of experience that has included substantial filing and
recordkeeping responsibilities with an agency charged with criminal
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License: Possession of a valid Class C
California Driver License. Background Investigation: Ability to
pass a full background investigation (polygraph and drug
screening). Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable
temperatures, confined work spaces and heights; strong unpleasant
odors, infectious bio-hazardous materials such as blood, urine and
semen which might cause chronic disease or death; dust, pollens,
chemical irritants; toxic substances; individuals who may be
hostile and abusive; evidence that may be disturbing such as
Knowledge: Working knowledge of principles and practices of
basic record keeping; filing systems; and techniques of receiving,
inventorying, safeguarding, storing, and handling of property. Some
knowledge of function, organization, purpose, operating and
procedure of law enforcement and related government agencies; legal
terminology and legal process; rules of evidence and basic criminal
law; and basic techniques for eliciting and providing information
Ability to: Determine priorities and organize workload; exercise
independent judgment and discretion and safeguard confidentiality;
work without immediate supervision; work quickly and accurately on
multiple tasks; learn to apply applicable law, rules, and
regulations and to inform the public of processes and procedures;
read, interpret and understand standard official legal documents;
read, understand and follow office policies, rules, instructions,
laws and ordinances and general literature pertaining to law
enforcement activities and property matters; work at a computer
keyboard for extended periods of time to input and access data;
operate standard office equipment; prepare and maintain accurate
and concise records and files; maintain a clean and orderly storage
facility; establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship
with fellow employees, sworn personnel, representatives of other
law enforcement agencies and the general public, including victims,
suspects and persons convicted of serious and violent crimes, and
people with mental illness; deal tactfully and effectively with a
variety of individuals who may be emotional, hostile, or irate;
perform heavy manual labor which includes moving and lifting heavy
and bulky objects weighing 50 pounds like storage boxes holding
evidence or property or hanging a bicycle on a hook 6 feet high;
use a ladder to a height of 12 feet to store and retrieve
property/evidence boxes in excess of 20 pounds; and take
ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after
15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave.
HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety
of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a
majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may
purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as
determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension
Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final
average compensation of three years. County participates in Social
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may
purchase additional life insurance.
DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation
Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program.
This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child
or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made
utilizing "pre-tax dollars."
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may
elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may
elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is
available to employees
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire
will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education,
experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the
job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the
best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination
of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive
evaluation of training and experience as described on your
application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all
components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list.
The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer
qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without
the administration of the announced examination, the life of the
eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be
based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental
questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to
administer another examination for this job class, you will be
invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or
print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and
mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701
Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information,
call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications
will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following
ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final
filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation,
please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act,
Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S.
citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an
expressed or implied contract.
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