Digital Video Evidence Coordinator

Washington D.C
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time
Marketing Statement:

The Metro Transit Police Department protects and serves a population of 3.2 million throughout the 1,500-square mile Transit Zone that includes the District of Columbia, State of Maryland, and Commonwealth of Virginia by providing a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions. The Metro Transit Police Department Digital Video Evidence Unit is located within the Metro Transit Police Department's Security Operations Control Center and utilizes state-of-the-art CCTV equipment and software to assist in providing a safe and secure environment for all Metro customers and employees. The Metro Transit Police Department Digital Video Evidence Unit Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the responsibilities of the Digital Video Evidence Unit which includes real-time live video monitoring & reporting in addition to reviewing & recovering recorded video from one or more of the thousands of cameras located on WMATA property which includes Metro Stations, Metro Buses, and Metro Railcars. Video recovery may require travel throughout the Transit Zone which includes response to incident locations and crime scenes. The Metro Transit Police Department offers a rich benefit package to include health, dental, group life insurance, paid holidays, annual and sick leave, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and 401a Retirement Plan as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts. The salary range for the Digital Video Evidence Coordinator is $63,304-$94,956.

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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