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Police Body Worn Camera Technician

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $63,225.55 - $76,851.63 Annually USD / Year
  • Salary: $63,225.55 - $76,851.63 Annually

Website Bend Police Department


Ready to take your career in law enforcement technology to the next level? Apply for the Police Body Worn Camera Technician position and become an integral part of our dynamic team. This role offers a unique and fulfilling career path.

The City of Bend Police Department is actively recruiting for the Police Body Worn Camera Technician position. This position is represented by the Bend Police Association and is FLSA non-exempt.  This recruitment will be used to determine an eligibility list. The eligibility list will be used for no more than twelve (12) months. The eligibility list may be canceled at any time, at the discretion of the Police Chief.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following items:

  • The online application via NeoGov (access also available on City of Bend website under Human Resources/Job Openings)
  • Attached formal Cover Letter (required)
  • Attached formal Resume (required)

Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran’s preference. For more information click here.

Submission deadline is May 9, 2024, @ 12:00 p.m. PDT or 50 applicants, which ever occurs first.

This position is primarily tasked with completing and assisting with high-level assignments within the scope of the evidence program including a variety of complex, specialized duties in support of Bend Police Department operations. Which include inventory, technology-based tasks, training, deployment, fulfilling public records requests, and video redaction.    Assigned responsibilities require a timely and professional response.  Under the general supervision of the Evidence Program Manager, duties are typically performed with some latitude for the use of independent judgment.  Employees may have considerable contact with the general public, City officials, and City employees.  Work performed is often of a sensitive or confidential nature and remains in conformance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations. Work is reviewed through personal conferences and evaluation of completed assignments, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions Include:
The information provided below encompasses the essential functions and capabilities linked with this position. The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. ?Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities.

  • Retrieves, reviews, and redacts body worn camera video and other digital media for distribution to the District Attorney’s Office, courts, media, and public; ensures digital media release is in accordance with discovery mandates, subpoenas, FOIA requests, policies and procedures, and local, state, and federal laws.
  • Performs quality assurance of redactions; identifies, analyzes, and compares all types of digital media evidence; performs recovery of audio and video evidence; coordinates the storage and management of digital media evidence.
  • Serves as liaison with body worn camera provider and advises department on equipment upgrades and issues or concerns with equipment; assists with budgeting and tracking of the equipment.
  • Provides security for digital media evidence chain; monitors custody of evidence; provides quality control for accuracy of all digital media evidence labeling; maintains records. Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Assists with evidence procedures, including setting retention categories and destroying eligible evidence in accordance with Oregon law.
  • Trains and provides technical assistance to staff in the use of the body worn camera equipment; assists staff with the creation and management of a cloud storage solution, and in the use and navigation of the software and cloud storage to locate and share digital media files; coordinates with Information Technology staff for system related issues.
  • Assists in developing, reviewing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating program policies and procedures; researches and develops records, reports, and other program documentation.
  • Responds to and resolves confidential and sensitive inquiries from internal and external contacts; prepares court exhibits and testifies in court.
  • In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities, and infrastructure.
  • Performs related duties as necessary to achieve the objectives of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

Skill Profile
The individual in this position is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of

  • Customer service principles;
  • Strong communication skills to effectively train and support end-users in the proper use of body-worn cameras and related technology.
  • General or advanced knowledge of the body worn camera operating system including storing, archiving, and retrieving information.
  • Proficiency in operating body-worn camera equipment, including knowledge of various models and their features.
  • Familiarity with digital recordings and storage systems, including how to properly handle and transfer of data securely.
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations governing the use of body-worn cameras, particularly in law enforcement or security settings.
  • Knowledge of best practices for data management, including file organization, metadata tagging, and data retention policies.
  • Training in privacy and confidentiality protocols, ensuring compliance with privacy laws and protecting the integrity of recorded data.
  • Awareness of emerging trends and advancements in body-worn camera technology, staying informed about new features and capabilities.
  • Skill in problem solving.

Ability Requirements
The following capabilities are required to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Exercise discretion in confidential and sensitive matters;
  • Manage a high volume of tasks at one time, including organizing and prioritizing work;
  • Learn and apply policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and methods of digital media evidence identification and processing;
  • Learn and apply court procedures and rules of evidence in civil and criminal law;
  • Maintain files and recordkeeping systems;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external contacts;
  • Operate office equipment and technology tools including personal computers, laptop computers and printers, and presentation equipment; Assist Evidence Technicians with the organization or disposal of physical evidence. While under the supervision of an Evidence Technician, physical exertion may be required to lift equipment, objects or materials of varying weights in excess of 50 pounds. In these instances, employees may risk physical hazard from handling evidence that may be dangerous or toxic.
  • Work in a position that is exposed to offensive, sensitive and sexually explicit documents, audio and photographs and willingness to work with biohazard evidence.
  • Ability to cope with objectionable images and disturbing situations (e.g., crime scenes)
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, present information, proposals, and recommendations clearly and persuasively.
  • Physically perform the essential job functions.

Education, Experience, Certifications and/or Licenses
The following are the qualifications for this position.

  Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. and three years of experience in a Police records or evidence environment. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in this job description.
  • LEDS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check and obtain an Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Systems clearance.
  • Current and valid Driver’s license per City policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of college or technical training.

Classification Framework: Property and Evidence Classification.

Diversity & Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.  At the City of Bend, we don’t just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Oregon Equal Pay Act.

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