Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Largo, Florida

Salary: $34,200 - $54,720 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the direction of a supervisor, performs technical work of average difficulty in the capture of friction skin impressions, AFIS computer input, and verification of search results, classification, searching, comparison and filing of fingerprints, and palm prints. A variety of clerical tasks are performed in connection with this position. Work follows well-established procedures and guidelines. Work is reviewed through observation and results obtained. Shift work is required.

A member in this job classification spends at least 65 percent of their time performing duties that involve the collection, examination, preservation, documentation, preparation or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or contamination, or uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence, or be the direct supervisor of one or more individuals having such responsibility, in accordance with F.S. 121.0515.

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  • Captures the fingerprints and palm prints of inmates during the booking process;
  • Collect DNA samples from subjects according to FDLE published “Requirements for Submission of DNA”;
  • Enters fingerprints into the AFIS computer and verifies the results of the computer search against the ten print and unidentified latent files;
  • Assists the Medical Examiner's Office in identifying unknown deceased through fingerprint identification;
  • Searches files for information in response to requests from other law enforcement agencies; corresponds with other agencies and exchanges identification information;
  • Translates the Henry classification into the NCIC classification;
  • A member of this classification will be expected to resolve day to day problems with the AFIS system and monitor transactions to ensure completion;
  • Participates in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community relations activities as directed.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • 2 years’ experience in a related field
  • Course study in Science of Fingerprints or related field
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the correct techniques of rolling fingerprints and palm prints
  • Ability to operate equipment and instruments utilized in meeting job requirements and operational responsibilities
  • Knowledge of new developments in fingerprint identification gained through formal classroom training and through periodicals and journals
  • Ability to search fingerprint and palm print files for comparison and identification of prints
  • Skill in making fine discriminations in classifying and identifying fingerprints
  • Ability to maintain a professional bearing and attitude at all times while on duty with supervisors, public, and peers
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Time management, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace
PHYSICAL ABILITIES - The physical abilities listed below are estimates of time spent during a typical work day to perform essential functions and responsibilities. Members in this position may be required to:
  • Sit up to 4 hours per day
  • Stand up to 4 hours per day
  • Walk up to 1 hour per day
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasionally bend, reach, or twist

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Posted: June 29, 2017

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