Sheriff's Director Of Property And Evidence

County of Contra Costa
Full Time, Permanent $110,109 - $133,839 Per year CA 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806, United States Apply before 6/4/2024 11:59


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.

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle License.  Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, administration of justice, or a closely related field.

Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience in property and evidence management, inventory control, or warehouse management in a medium to large sized facility, which must have included responsibility for security of items and operation of an automated inventory system. Two (2) years of this experience must have been as the overall manager of the facility and included supervisory responsibilities.

Substitution: Successful completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included courses in English Composition, Mathematics or Statistics, and Social or Behavioral Science and two (2) additional years of the required experience may be substituted for the required Bachelor's degree.

Background Requirement: 1) Successful completion of a thorough background investigation conducted by the Office of the Sheriff; and 2) shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Law Enforcement Property & Evidence Facility
  • Experience using a database for tracking, inventory, and control of property and evidence
  • Completion of an Evidence Management course (e.g., POST or IAPE)
  • Knowledge of best practices and legal requirements for evidence storage and retention
  • Individual certification by the International Association of Property & Evidence
  • Experience working in an accredited Property & Evidence Facility

Selection Process

  1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. 
  2. HireVue Oral Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited via email to complete a HireVue Oral Assessment. The assessment will measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. In the assessment, candidates must achieve an average passing score of 70% or higher on each of the competencies and an overall passing score of 70% or higher. These may include, but are not limited to: Informing, Project Management, Attention to Detail, Professional Integrity & Ethics,  and Legal & Regulatory Navigation.
  1. Departmental Hiring Interview:Tentatively scheduled for June 2024

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process.


The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

 For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Chris Miller at .  For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources Department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.