FLSA: Hourly

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(024) $16.45 - $23.44 an hour     $34,216.00 - $48,755.20 a year


JOB CODE: 768400

JOB PURPOSE : The selected candidate will perform highly respopnsible tasks in latent investigations, research, evaluation and disposition of seized vehicles and other property .


  • Examines and verifies vehicles at the Police Impound Lot for stolen or altered vehicle identification numbers or issues regarding the license plate and registration.

  • Performs diligent searches for ownership/lien status, placement of any contraband into evidence and over-all vehicle evaluation.

  • Utilizes the facts from the case reports and supplements, NCIS/FCIC and D.A.V.I.D., online data resources and information collected from the diligent search to determine if the vehicle/property is a candidate for forfeiture or if there is to be an out of court settlement.

  • Answers subpoenas and testifies in order to facilitate prosecution of offenders.

  • Conducts field surveys or investigations to collect or verify information from vehicles at private impound lots in response to “Good Faith” vehicle identification requests.

  • Enters and helps maintain impounded vehicle information in the Forfeiture Database.

  • Drives light automotive equipment (car, step-van).

  • Performs related work as required.


    Working knowledge of: operations of TPD; investigative and research techniques; Vehicle Identification Numbering (VIN) systems; illegal drugs and contraband; vehicle search techniques; evidence collection and storage rules and techniques.

    Ability to: examine motor vehicles to determine condition and value; identify improper VIN numbers; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality of police matters; establish and maintain effective working relationships with officers, citizens, and representatives of other agencies; operate a light motor vehicle.

    Skill in: collection and handling of evidence; use of computers and software for research information and preparation of documents.


    Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years of experience in law enforcement work including six (6) months experience in latent investigations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES :Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.

    EXAMINATION : Evaluation of training and experience.

    TO APPLY : To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of August 27, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    8-20-13 (768400)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 8/27/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.