Employment Opportunity

Latent Fingerprint Examiner

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $28.87 - $41.55 Hourly

Final Filing Date: September 28, 2017

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is currently seeking to fill two Latent Fingerprint Examiner positions. One position is full-time benefit earning and the second is a part-time benefit earning position.

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  • Conduct examinations, evaluations, and comparisons of latent print evidence to establish identity or non-identity.
  • Process items of evidence for latent prints using appropriate methods and sequences.
  • Develop, validate, and implement new procedures and techniques as necessary.
  • Utilize specialized photographic techniques to document latent print evidence.
  • Prepare written reports, records, and charts of evidence examination and comparison results.
  • Utilize Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) equipment.
  • Prepare court exhibits; provide expert court testimony on latent print examinations.
  • Provide training to local law enforcement and other personnel on the proper handling and collection of latent print evidence.


Best Qualified Candidates will have:
  • One of the following:
    • A bachelor's degree or higher in forensic science, chemistry, toxicology, biology, microbiology, biochemistry or a field appropriate to the area of specialization.
    • Five years or more of experience as an examiner/scientist in an accredited forensic laboratory.
  • One year or more of professional level experience performing scientific laboratory analysis of latent print evidence gathered in law enforcement work in a forensic laboratory.
  • Current certification as a latent print examiner through the International Association for Identification.
  • Experience with criminal court procedures and practices with special reference to rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and local criminal laws that apply to forensic evidence.
  • Experience in using digital laboratory equipment, computers and computer software to conduct, evaluate, compare and identify, and document finger print evidence.
  • Ability to testify as an expert witness in courts of law; present technical information and opinions to non-technical audiences in a clear, concise, and understandable manner.
  • Abide by the Sheriff's Office Personal Appearance Standards Policy. You must read the entire policy and be able and willing to meet the requirements.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 14, 2017

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