Employment Opportunity

Latent Fingerprint Examiner

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: $51,854.40 - $69,534.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

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  • This is advanced technical work in fingerprint identification.
  • An employee in this class applies advanced knowledge and skill in revealing the existence of latent fingerprint evidence, in the positive identification of such evidence and in the subsequent legal presentation of evidence and the articulation of ACE-V methodology in courtroom testimony. The work demands extreme accuracy and requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment within the limits of established practices and procedures. All identifications are peer reviewed by another fully trained Latent Examiner. Work is reviewed by an assigned superior in conferences with the employee, by examination of fingerprint materials and files, through reports received from police and legal personnel and through direct observation of work results.
  • NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.


  1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school, or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate, preferably with college-level course work related to law enforcement.
  2. Have successfully completed a recognized basic and advanced fingerprint classification course. Have successfully completed a recognized Latent Fingerprint Examiner course. Successful completion of an Advanced Latent Fingerprint School is highly desirable.
  3. Have at least two (2) years work experience in fingerprint identification and classification, and latent fingerprint examination. Latent Fingerprint Examiner certification is desirable.
  • Candidates must provide proof of all fingerprint and latent fingerprint certifications as required in #2 above, with application.

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Posted: September 12, 2017

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