Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician I/II

Alaska Department of Public Safety, Anchorage, Alaska

Salary: $3,415.00 - $4,183.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: October 9, 2017

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Operation of the Alaska Automated Biometric Identification System (AABIS), and interface systems. Compliance with policies and procedures of the Western Identification Network (WIN) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) specifications.
  • Prepare written reports of monthly activity.
  • Assist with installation and connectivity of live scan systems statewide for criminal justice and limited non-criminal justice purposes, and provide training to criminal justice and non-criminal justice contributors in the completion of fingerprint cards and the technical requirements of obtaining acceptable quality known finger and palm impressions.
  • Make positive fingerprint identifications or non-identification determinations on fingerprints submitted for criminal justice, non-criminal justice and identification purposes.


We are looking to hire someone with the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:
  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate and verify fingerprints for identification and non-identification purposes.
  • Ability to testify in court as an expert witness in fingerprint identification.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to achieve a common goal.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to understand and interpret the standards, practices, rules and regulations of the Criminal Records and Identification Bureau, Alaska Automated Biometric Identification System and the FBI/III Criminal Justice Information System
  • Ability to analyze abstract ideas, express concepts and facts in an organized, clear and concise manner and explain technical or complicated issues to non-technical staff verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision to complete assignments in accordance with standard practices, rules and guidelines and to know when to seek assistance and ask questions from professional staff when working through problems.
  • Ability to display high standards of ethical conduct and understand the impact of violating ethical standards to the integrity of the department.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, courtesy to others and a professional demeanor with tact and diplomacy even when handling stressful situations.
  • Strong analytical skills to assist in the development of processes designed to maximize the efficiency of the Section while maintaining complete, accurate and timely maintenance of the AABIS system.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a recognized training plan as a Fingerprint Technician I with the State of Alaska.
  • OR
  • Two years of technical fingerprint classification experience in a law enforcement agency which included fingerprint pattern recognition and fingerprint classification; fingerprint comparisons of inked prints; taking fingerprints; and preparing for court appearances as an expert witness in the science of fingerprints.
  • OR
  • A current Latent Print Certification or Tenprint Fingerprint Certification issued by the International Association for Identification.
  • Special Note: A background investigation, including a criminal record check for convictions of felony crimes or serious misdemeanors, is required at the time of initial hire.
  • Technical fingerprint classification experience is defined as experience requiring the application of the basic technique of fingerprint science in determination of pattern types though ridge counting, whorl tracings, and use of the Henry Method of Classification.
  • Two years of experience that provided knowledge of handling confidential information, adhering to legal procedures, and/or performing data analysis as typically found in direct support of commissioned, certified, or other professional criminal justice or law enforcement staff in the performance of their mission.
  • Substitution: Post-secondary education from an accredited college that included 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours in physical science courses such as chemistry, biology, physics, or criminalistics; criminal justice courses, such as research methods, data analysis, or development of law; or legal studies courses, such as criminal law and procedure or legal research may be substituted for the required experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month).
  • Special Note: A background investigation, including a criminal record check for convictions of felony crimes or serious misdemeanors, is required.

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Posted: September 28, 2017

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