Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hiring Range: $67,250 to $82,396.50

*This posting will stay active a minimum of 2 weeks or until a suitable candidate is found, however is subject to close at any time without notice.

The Aurora Police Department - Business Services Division is looking for a Public Safety Property Supervisory. The Public Safety Property Supervisor is a Career Service employee within the Aurora Police Department.  

The primary function of the position is to plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the Property and Evidence Unit, performing various supervisor functions to support the operations of the Aurora Police Department. The Public Safety Property Supervisor will also supplement a variety of clerical duties and highly visible public contact work with the receipt, processing, and maintenance of the chain of custody for evidence, found property, and personal property for the Police Department.

At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service. We welcome all who share these values to apply.
To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.
 Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification or termination once hired. 


  • Supervising job duties for up to 12 full time employees (or equivalent), including conducting performance evaluations, prioritizing and assigning work, coordinating training activities, and making recommendations on hiring, termination, and disciplinary actions 

  • Supervise, coordinate and review the work of the Property and Evidence Unit 

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, review, and participate in the Property and Evidence activities 

  • Respond to court orders concerning evidence 

  • Review evidence or other material for disposal and conduct periodic evidence destruction in compliance with department procedures, state and federal laws, and as authorized 

  • Monitor and ensure property and evidence is handled in compliance with established policies and procedures and laws 

  • Coordinate assigned activities with other departments, divisions, law enforcement agencies, the courts and the general public 

  • Required to work varied hours and days 

  • Coordinate the viewings of evidence for district attorneys, defense attorneys, etc. as requested to include inventory of case evidence 

  • Maintain and supervise the destruction inventory lists for firearms, drugs, money and auctions including counting and then the transfer of monies to the city cashier 

  • Ascertain whether proper paperwork has been submitted prior to destruction  

  • Instruct and train others on-the-job regarding evidence handling and computer protocols 

  • Coordinates the submittal and transportation of evidence to the Unified Metro Forensic and Crime Lab, courts, and other agencies as necessary 

  • May have to provide after hours on-call assistance in the collection of evidence and the transporting of over-sized items

  • Submit reports and paperwork 

  • May be required to assist in the writing of policy and SOP's 

  • Interpretation of how policies are implemented 

  • Discussions and support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues 

  • Follow established standard operating procedures and/or policies 

  • Comprehensive and practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities 

  • Conducts inventories and participates in audits  

  • Collect and report on statistical analysis measures

  • Performs additional duties as assigned 


An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Associates Degree business administration, warehouse and inventory management, or directly related field 

  • Experience in a Property and Evidence Room or Vault may be substituted for college credits 


  • Four (4) years of administrative support experience 

  • Two (2years’ work-related experience in Inventory Control Warehousing  

  • Including one (1) year in a law enforcement environment 

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • CCIC/NCIC certification preferred, but also required within 6 months of employment 

  • Driver License with clean Motor Vehicle Report 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience in a management or lead position 

  • Experience in a law enforcement or government environment

  • Warehouse experience

  • Experience in Evidence management or handling


  • Knowledge of inventory control 

  • Evidence chain of command 


  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills 

  • Skill in the use of office equipment, personal computers and software applications related to assigned function 

  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member 

  • Ability to stay current in updated computer software updates 

  • Ability to work on multiple short and long term projects simultaneously

  • Ability to read, interpret, and explain documents such as city policies, procedures, local, state and federal laws and ordinances 

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence 

  • Ability to communicate effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens 

  • Ability to apply common sense 

  • To understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 

  • Ability to objectively review situations, solve issues, and find viable solutions to problems while balancing risk and liability to agency and self 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens 

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing 

  • Direct and effectively train and supervise other employees 

  • Plan, prioritize and schedule work unit operations 


Essential Personnel:  

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel. 

Physical Demands: 

  • Medium physical work requiring the ability to lift no more than 50 pounds at a time (with or without assistance) with frequent lifting or carrying of objects 

  • Ability to remove and place property items up to 14’ off the ground with the use of a ladder or scissor lift 

  • Frequent carrying objects 50 pounds with or without assistance 

  • Frequent lift and carrying; pushing, pulling and bending; climbing up ladderswalking and standing (up and down stairs) 

  • Hand/eye coordination to operate computer keyboard 

  • Vision to read and interpret reports, documents and other written information 

  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens 

  • Critical thinking to navigate technical tasks 

  • Judgment to ensure confidential information remains protected 


Work Environment: 

  • This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing 

  • Exposure to outside weather conditions, hazardous waste, biological fluids, infectious diseases, narcotics, firearms, drug paraphernalia, noxious fumes, blood and airborne pathogens 

  • Occasion exposure to explosive components and chemicals from illegal drug manufacturing 

  • Exposure to moderate noise 

Equipment Used: 

  • Some operation of motor vehicles to transport property and evidence 

  • Operation of a scissor lift 

  • Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and other office equipment 

  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment 

For Veterans points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission. 
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

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