Property Room Manager Job at City of Columbus Indiana – Columbus, IN

Job Information

Position Title: Property Room Manager

Department: Columbus Police Department

Supervisor: Property Room Officer

Salary Range: $39,663 – $49,579 / annual

FLSA: Full-time; Non-exempt; Civilian, Safety Sensitive

Application Deadline: October 20, 2021

Position Summary:

A Property Room Manager must collect, organize, check out, check in, purge and account for all property placed in the control of the department’s property rooms. In addition, the Property Room Manager is responsible for the control and security of the department’s property rooms and has additional essential and related position responsibilities.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Accept evidence, found property, department property or other related items into property room.
  • Maintain control and security over property received.
  • Handle, move, lift and store items of different sizes and weights.
  • Enter computer data and maintain computer files.
  • Generate necessary reports regarding property management.
  • Assist department personnel, prosecutors and the general public with inquiries and distribution of property/evidence.
  • Maintain required documentation on location, movement and disbursement of property.
  • Transport and retrieve necessary off-site materials and property.
  • Take all required evidence to and from crime scene lab for processing.
  • Be familiar with current standards for processing all evidentiary items.
  • Keep all officers informed of current evidence packaging and processing procedures.
  • Empty temporary storage locations and place property into appropriate areas of property room.
  • Keep organized log of all controls associated with property.
  • Keep all supplies necessary for evidence processing and packaging well stocked.
  • Periodically inventory all property and properly disposes of property that is no longer needed.
  • Ensure statutory protocol is followed for affidavits for warrantless seizures of firearms from dangerous individuals.
  • Perform any other related assignments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs special research or projects as assigned by Chief or his/her designee.
  • Maintains awareness of new trends and advances in law enforcement as they apply to property room management; reads professional literature and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Extensive knowledge of Departmental operations, organizational structure, programs, policies and procedures; includes knowledge of proper technical and professional terminology.
  • Ability to collect, coordinate, review, prioritize, classify, analyze and present data.
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive and advisory data and information.
  • Ability to organize and direct work of self and others, and to apply principles of persuasion and influence over others in a leadership capacity.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage or coordinate multiple tasks or activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize and carry out work assignments with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in identifying and selecting from alternative courses of action.
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance and interpretation regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, City personnel, other law enforcement agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; includes ability to organize ideas logically and to issue clear verbal and written instructions using proper spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to calculate decimals and percentages and to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic and geometric principles and formulas; ability to calculate and utilize descriptive statistics.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database management, desktop publishing, presentation and other software applications as may be necessary to perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort, which may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects and materials weighing 20-30 pounds.
  • Ability to work at desk or keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required at times.


As an employee of the Columbus Police Department it is likely that in the performance of job duties, information that is confidential in nature will be observed. This information would include any information that the general public would not have access to. It shall be considered confidential if the release of this information could in any way compromise the successful outcome of a police call for service or investigation, or if the person relaying the information advised the information was confidential. Violation of confidentiality violates Rules and Regulations of the City of Columbus as well as potential State and Federal Violations.


Must reside in Bartholomew County or adjoining county within six (6) months of employment.

Drug/Alcohol Testing:

This is a safety sensitive position and as such is subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program which includes: pre-employment testing, random testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing and follow-up testing.

This description is intended to describe the type of and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person and employees at the city may be given other assignments at will.



Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,663.00 – $49,579.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

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Company: City of Columbus Indiana –

Company Location:  Columbus, IN

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