DIGITAL EVIDENCE SPECIALIST

Posting Date: 10/27/2022
Company Name: Miami Shores Police
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Education: • Associates degree in criminology, criminal justice, public administration, business administration or a related field.
Shift: FULL TIME
Duration: ---
Travel: ---
Salary: $42,000.00 - $63,000.00 annually
Location: Police Department
Closing Date: 03/31/2023
Job Description:

                                   

 

DIGITAL EVIDENCE SPECIALIST

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

The Digital Evidence Specialist will perform moderately complex, operational and specialized support duties specific to the unit.  This position is part of the Police Department’s Body Camera Program, performing specialized, administrative and non-law enforcement functions.  This position entails maintaining and issuing the physical body-camera and associated equipment, receiving, managing and maintaining multiple forms of digital evidence in compliance with discovery laws, public disclosure laws, public records retention laws, and the policies and procedures of the Police Department.  The employee will be processing public records requests, including video/audio redacting, to ensure compliance with public disclosure and privacy laws.  The employee will be responsible for managing all aspects of digital multimedia evidence collected by the Police Department including: receiving and cataloging, redacting as well as maintaining custody of evidentiary video/audio collected and stored in digital format. The employee must be able to multi-task and work in an independent setting while functioning under time constraints in a positive manner.   The employee will also provide administrative support and assistance to other personnel.  The employee must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to maintain accurate and detailed records. The employee will perform all duties listed below and any other duties assigned by the supervisor or designee.  Position reports to a sworn Police Command Staff.

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RECORDS FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Complies with all public record, freedom of information Act (FOIA) requests from citizens, businesses, law firms, and other government or law enforcement agencies in accordance with Florida Public Records Law F.S.S. 119.(2)
  • Receives, manages, and maintains digital evidence in compliance with public disclosure, retention and privacy laws specific to such evidence.
  • Creates and verifies proper event category designations and retention schedules for storage of digital evidence. Identifies and corrects improperly categorized or labeled digital evidence.
  • Receives, manages and maintains 911 and police radio dispatch records in compliance with public disclosure and retention laws.
  • Receives, maintains, and downloads digital formal statements. Transfers said statements for transcription and ensures the prosecution/ investigating parties receive the finalized product.
  • Maintains, catalogues, cuts, dubs, and distributes record requests in relation to body cameras and in-car video records request in compliance with public records law.
  • Maintains the integrity of the agency’s Record Management System (RMS) by complying with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) data entry standards and verifying information loaded into the RMS for accuracy and consistency.
  • Prepares and redacts any and all reports requested internally or externally.
  • Assists the public with any questions or concerns in regards to public record requests.
  • Maintains, produces and files police-related written and electronic documents for various reviews; distributes printed and electronic copies; enters data and update local, state and federal computer databases.

NOTE: The examples of essential functions as listed in this job description are not necessarily all inclusive. The omission of an essential function of work does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.  Employee may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.



Preferred Skills:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Training and Experience:
  • Associates degree in criminology, criminal justice, public administration, business administration or a related field.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a law enforcement, safety-sensitive environment.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the relevant experience to enable them to access, utilize, and maintain computerized systems and equipment, such as body worn camera equipment, including managing video retrieval and upload of video/audio files.  Working knowledge of public records law is required.
  • Possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License.

 

  1. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of Florida Public Records Law.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Access).
  • Ability to review, analyze and interpret records.
  • Ability to maintain accurate technical operating records and to prepare clear and concise written reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Village staff, officials and the general public.
  • Knowledge of terminology, policies and procedures associated with public documentation retention.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Speak and understand English
  • Manual dexterity is required to operate standard office equipment in addition to certain specialized pieces of equipment
  • Sit for long periods
  • Stand, walk, balance, stoop, twist, kneel, crouch, reach, as necessary
  • Lift/push/pull/ carry objects up to 25 pounds
  • Visual acuity is required for reviewing, checking, preparing, and maintaining written and computer files
  • Employee is required to hear sufficiently to perceive information at normal spoken word levels

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Essential employees may be required to work during a declared emergency.  The employee’s Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

Applicant selected for hire must successfully pass background check and drug testing.

Miami Shores Village is a drug free workplace and conforms to all the laws, statutes and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. Miami Shores Village is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or national origin, age, disability status, genetic information & testing, family & medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Miami Shores Village participates in E-Verify.

 

Salary Competitive. $42,000.00 - $63,000.00  annually. Excellent benefits. Open until filled.

To apply, please download the application here. Applications must be submitted via email to policecareers@mspd.org. If you become a candidate for employment through the application process, the original application MUST be received for processing.

Miami Shores Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Drug Free Workplace.