Sheriff’s Director of Property and Evidence

US Government, Sheriff

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is the largest law enforcement agency in Contra Costa with over 1,100 sworn and professional employees dedicated to providing the highest level of law enforcement and customer services. The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff strives to maintain the highest standard of professional integrity, and ethics. The Office of the Sheriff is dedicated to pursuing excellence in performance throughout the organization and in the community through the quality of its personnel.
The Sheriff’s Director of Property and Evidence is responsible for the control, maintenance, security, and disposition of property and evidence acquired by the Office of the Sheriff.
We are currently recruiting to fill (1) vacancy for the Sheriff’s Director of Property and Evidence position. If you are interested in continuing your career in one of the most professional, progressive agencies in the United States, then this would be a great opportunity for you!
 We are looking for someone who:

  • Values honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct
  • Embraces opportunities for improvement including the use of technology
  • Can communicate effectively with others, establish and maintain strong relationships to achieve a common goal, and is a collaborative team player
  • Applies critical thinking to prioritize and re-prioritize workload to meet the needs of the organization
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Can understand customers’ needs and be responsive and proactive when addressing those needs

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Supervising the receipt, storage, tracking, release, and disposal of property and evidence in accordance with appropriate laws, rules, and regulations 
  • Maintaining the property warehouse facility
  • Conducting periodic audits and inventories of property and evidence
  • Using computer systems and databases to check case dispositions, enter serialized property, and track chain of custody
  • Supervising staff including reviewing, commending, and correcting the performance of subordinates
  • Implementing safety procedures to prevent injury, avoid contamination, and ensure the proper handling of items such as firearms, biological substances, and drugs
  • Managing the Property & Evidence Services budget and authorizing related expenditures
  • Testifying in court regarding the integrity of property storage, preservation, and transportation, as needed

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • You will work closely with a motivated and diverse team of professionals who are dedicated to serving their community
  • Sense of accomplishment for providing services that ultimately have a positive impact on the community
  • Every day brings a variety of work and opportunities to make a difference with the potential to impact the delivery of important public services
  • Competitive health benefits, paid vacation/sick/personal/admin time, and a great retirement plan!

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • You will often have handle competing demands and shifting priorities which require you to be flexible and adaptable 
  • You will need to remain focused and organized in a fast-paced work environment
  • You will need to maintain a respectful demeanor when communicating with the law enforcement representatives and the public

Competencies Required:

  • Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information
  • Visionary Leadership: Taking a long-term view and building a shared vision with others; acting as a catalyst for organizational change
  • Managing & Facilitating Change: Addressing key factors that influence successful organizational change
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities
  • Leveraging Technology: Applying technology for improvements in organizational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
  • Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
  • Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards
To read the complete job description, please visit the website, 
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
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