Lost and Found Property Technician

Arlington County, Virginia
Compensation Grade: S16-HSala
Feb 04, 2019
Feb 19, 2019
Full Time
Compensation Grade: S16-HSalary Range:


Opening Date: February 4, 2019

Closing Date: February 19, 2019Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As a Lost and Found Property Technician, you will receive, safeguard, account for, report on, and restore ownership of lost and found property.

Lost and Found Property Technician

Serves in the Airport Logistics Asset Management Division at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Receives lost and found property and monitors inventory through an automated data entry and record keeping system. Safeguards property from receipt through final disposition and works with business contacts and claimants to locate the rightful owners of the property. Produces reports and disposes of unclaimed property through appropriate property management procedures. Performs related functions.


Receives, on a scheduled basis, lost and found property from Airport Police and other airport personnel. Exchanges property custodial control in accordance with established procedures. Receives turn-ins of property by other parties on an unscheduled basis.

Checks lost and found property tickets completed by Police personnel for completeness of information and appropriate signatures. Initiates lost and found property tickets for items received directly from other airport employees and passengers.

Transports any movable items to the airport's Lost and Found Property Room; ensures that all property is safeguarded and accounted for from receipt through final disposition (including currency).

Enters data from lost and found property tickets into the system database; prepares various monthly computer reports on lost and found property data and property disposition.

Reviews reports for accuracy and reconciles discrepancies. Alerts the Division Manager to any problem areas and provides recommended solutions or alternatives.

Maintains complete and accurate automated and manual records systems for ledgers, lost and found property tags, receipts, and related files.

Ensures an exhaustive attempt to locate the rightful owner of found property and informs the determined owner. Ensures proper identification of the rightful owner and prepares items to be mailed or shipped, upon owner's request.

Coordinates shipping, receiving, and processing of found technology equipment (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) for forensic investigations with Information Technology Department.

Accounts for found cash; makes deposits of checks and money orders through the Agent Cashier; authorizes reimbursements to claimants.

Prepares excess property forms and transfers control for found property to a Property Disposal Technician when property has been classified as unclaimed.

Notifies the Airports Authority's Police Department when property is suspected of containing sensitive, illegal, or harmful materials (e.g. explosives, weapons, narcotics, etc.). Maintains records of all such items and arranges for proper disposal of items.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Three years of progressively responsible experience in administrative support and property management assistance.

Knowledge of property management and ability to evaluate and classify property, ensure consistency in nomenclatures, and adjust automated database records to show property status.

Knowledge of and skill in maintaining filing systems and records.

Ability to analyze data and information.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software, with emphasis on procurement inventory control systems/software.


Evidence of sustained excellence in providing direct customer service to external customers, including members of the general public.


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


A state driver's license in good standing.


Operates vehicle landside and airside (requires AOA permit).

Work is typically reviewed in progress upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

May be subject to adverse weather conditions and dust/grease/dirt when transporting property and disposing of contaminated property.

May be subject to potential hazards when handling contaminated personal items. Wears personal protective gear, as necessary.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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