Evidence Custodian (GS-1802-05) Multiple Locations
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
TITLE: Evidence Custodian GRADE/SERIES: GS-1802-05
Office of Law Enforcement
Ft Worth, TX,
Valley Stream, NY
Serves as Evidence and Property custodian for the Resident Agent-in-Charge. Receives evidence and seized property from Special Agents and Wildlife Inspectors, and makes appropriate entries into manual and computerized logs and the computer system LEMIS (Law Enforcement Management Information System). Maintains all records pertaining to such evidence or property, including chain of custody records, sales and donation records, destruction records, seizure receipts, etc. Is responsible for evidence security facilities located in the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Assigns location of storage for live wildlife, including contacting suitable housing facilities, negotiating costs and making shipping arrangements. Responsible for the care and feeding of live wildlife, including reptiles (possibly venomous), pending placement in a holding facility. Ships and transports live wildlife in a humane mam1er. In addition, serves as the point of contact between the Resident Agent in Charge, Atlanta office and the AAZP A and other zoological, educational and governmental personnel for the placement and transport of animals.
Assists the Wildlife Inspectors with inventory of wildlife products including live reptiles and birds and the transport of any seized wildlife.
Utilizing a microcomputer data base, monitors live wildlife seized to assure timely disposition by Special Agents and Wildlife Inspectors. Upon final disposition of cases, properly disposes of wildlife in accordance with 50 CPR 12 and seizing officer, including return to the wild, donation to public facilities, transfer to State/Federal agencies, transfer to Forensics Laboratory or by auction, using established policies and procedures.
Contacts public institutions; sets up appointments for distribution of property. Prepares donation, transfer, or destruction documents as applicable and transmits all documents to the Resident Agent in Charge office, noting final disposition in all logs and in LEMIS.
Conducts annual physical inventory of evidence and property.
Works with Regional Solicitors office to carry out administrative forfeiture proceedings when appropriate, including posting notices relative to proposed forfeiture, etc. Follow through with appropriate disposal of forfeited or abandoned property or return of property to owner or consignee. Maintains follow-up file on all notices in progress.
Packages non-standard seized items and transports them to the Postal Facility or other common carriers.
Cleans and disinfects wildlife cages, food containers and live evidence room. Maintains live evidence and housing area in a sanitary condition.
Conducts presentations at schools and educational facilities concerning endangered and protected species and the role of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
30% or More Disabled Veteran
Schedule A authority for people with disabilities
Must be able to pass a background investigation
HOW TO APPLY:
You will need an updated resume and the required documents to verify your eligibility for the hiring authorities being used above.
Contact the Services Office of Law Enforcement recruiter below.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters/Washington DC Metro
Office: (703) 358-1846