Digital Video Evidence Coordinator

Washington D.C.
Sep 11, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Digital Video Evidence Coordinator
Job ID: 170530 Location: DC-Jackson Graham Bldg-2nd Fl
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Posting Open-Close 09/08/2017
- 09/18/2017
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description

Position/Posting Details:

All WMATA  posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Law Enforcement, information systems management, or video technologies.  A minimum of four (4) years progressively responsible experience in the management of evidence collection, and administrative experience dealing with highly visible and politically sensitive issues and responding to police, attorneys, and employees at all levels, including executive management.  Experience in the area of FOIA as well as  WMATA’s PARP and privacy policy.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education and more than six (6) years of experience in video technology and the management of  evidence collection, and administrative experience dealing with highly visible and politically sensitive issues and responding to police, attorneys, and employees at all levels, including executive management. Experience in the area of FOIA as well as WMATA’s PARP and privacy policy.

Have never been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.


Maintain a valid drivers license from state of residence.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required.  The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

The Digital  Video Coordinator (DVC) is the element of the Metro Transit Police Criminal Investigation Division (MTPD-CID) responsible for the management of all recorded images on bus, rail or rail yards which bear on criminal or civil liability matters that have to be recovered by MTPD members, or any other element of the Authority.  The incumbent will be liaison with other departments within the Authority regarding purchasing, maintenance, repair, recovery and storage of video images and associated equipment. The DVC will be responsible for training selected personnel, at various locations, in the recovery of video evidence, chain of custody issues, and legally acceptable methods of storage.  Additionally, the DVC will be responsible for inspection of those locations  to insure compliance with WMATA’s policies regarding video collection and retention.

The DVC will be required to maintain a master file of all recovered video in accordance with WMATA’S policies as well as local, state and federal laws. The incumbent will maintain a tracking system of requests and provide copies of video in accordance with WMATA’s PARP policy and court issued subpoenas.

Establish criteria for access to video evidence systems and maintain a list of Authority personnel authorized to recover digital video evidence.

The DVC will provide supervision and direction to any Authority personnel recovering, transporting, or storing digital video evidence in order to maintain the preservation, integrity and confidentiality of all digital video evidence. 

Create a tracking system to record all video requests.

Review the MTPD 24 hour report and all incident reports from bus and rail. From these reports, he/she will identify all incidents which potentially raise  criminal or civil liability issues. Assign requests to recover incidents to appropriate personnel. The ultimate responsibility for assuring that images are recovered from bus or rail cameras will be with the DVC.

The DVC will be responsible for recovering images upon request from TPL, SAFE, COUN, or any other internal or external entity.  The DVC may utilize qualified Authority personnel to recover digital video evidence and will coordinate and direct all activities involving the recovery of digital video evidence. Maintain secure storage of all video evidence.

The DVC will review all requests for digital video evidence and will forward one copy of the downloaded images to authorized parties and will retain a copy of all downloaded images in a manner consistent with established policy.   The DVC will keep a log of all downloaded recordings.  The log will include the date of the event, the date of the request, the date of downloading, and the persons whom copies were sent.                                                              

The DVC will insure that video images are only released to WMATA personnel who have official use of the images, to another law enforcement agency for criminal investigation, pursuant to court order, or through a PARP request.  The DVC will document on the log any requests for release, the date of request, the name of the requestor, the method of request(subpoena, PARP etc.) and whether the request was honored.

Maintain a working relationship with TPL, COUN, MTPD, SAFE, OIT, COMM, BUS and RAIL.

Conduct random checks of the cameras and recording devices at rail stations, and coordinate repair/replacement as needed.

In conjunction with Bus Services, develop  policies and procedures for recovery of wireless video from buses and timely notification of Wireless bus failures and repairs.

Train approved persons in the proper methods of recovery and storage of video evidence.

The DVC will be required to testify in court as needed.

Periodically review WMATA SOP’ s and MTPD General Orders related to video evidence and ensure compliance with applicable policies,  laws and CALEA standards.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position.  They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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