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 PROPERTY CLERK - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$36192 - 55286
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Clerk
Service/Skilled - Other
Service/Skilled - Security
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2622823 / Latpro-3715790 
Date posted: Nov-08-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$36,192.00 - $55,286.40 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

Job Type



Sheriff's Office

Job Number



11/21/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

NOTE: This is a re-announcement to expand the pool of qualified candidates and to fill an additional vacancy. If you have already applied for this position under announcement #1455-20A-SRF-DB, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County Sheriff's Office , nationally recognized for Excellence and awarded re-accreditation by the American Correctional Association Commission (ACA), is now accepting applications for Property Clerk. This person will be primarily responsible for performing property control functions in the County Detention Center including managing the personal property of incoming and outgoing inmates, and maintaining an automated inventory system for Detention Center supplies. The Detention Center is a correctional facility which houses approximately 600 inmates and employs approximately 200 sworn and civilian staff. 

Duties include:

  • Receiving inmates' clothing and non-monetary property upon entry into the Detention Center;
  • Ensuring inmates' property is properly stored and returned upon release, and releasing property to families as needed;
  • Issuing uniforms, bedding, linens, and other materials;
  • Stocking shelves with moderately heavy supplies;
  • Receiving clothing for court appearances from families and issuing to inmates;
  • Maintaining material inventory levels in 13 housing units as well as the Booking/Processing area by managing inventory information in a computerized property tracking system;
  • Delivering inmate mail while ensuring security precautions have been taken; and
  • Notifying appropriate parties when equipment needs repair, and accompanying vendors who perform repairs within the facility during their work to avoid security breaches.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High School Diploma or GED plus two years of full-time experience providing services to the public or clients, including filing, document processing, record keeping, and materials management.

Substitution: Successful completion of college coursework from an accredited college or university can be substituted for the experience requirement on the following basis:

  • 2 years = 6 months of experience;
  • 4 years = 1 year of experience.

Education may not substitute for more than one year of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Working in a detention center, hospital, or similar institution;
  • Using automated inventory tracking and managing systems; and/or
  • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish.

Special Requirements

Work Hours:  This posting will be used to fill a vacancy on a night shift (7pm until 7am). Candidates must be available to work 12 hour fixed shifts, to include working on weekends and holidays and must have the ability to work overtime.

Applicants must possess the ability to spend the majority of the work time standing or walking, and to lift objects between 30-50 pounds.

Additional Information

Candidates will be required to undergo a thorough pre-employment character/background investigation which includes a polygraph examination and a drug screening test.

Duties of this position include working with and around inmates in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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