Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Specialist I/II

Prince George County Police Department, Landover, Maryland

Salary: $36,896.00 - $79,451.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 14, 2018

This is entry level to full performance technical work in the field of Forensic Science, using appropriate protocols to analyze friction ridge evidence. Work includes, but is not limited to applying the most current scientific methodology for friction ridge examination, and utilizing field specific tools to assist with the process. The incumbent prepares a summary of findings and materials for use in testifying as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in criminal trail cases. Cases are selectively assigned by the Fingerprint Specialist IV according to the degree of difficulty, in order to prepare the employee for higher level work. Work is performed under close supervision and is evaluated through the successful resolution of criminal cases.

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The selected candidate will apply the Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification (ACE-V) methodology when conducting latent print examinations, with inked impressions of subjects based on written request or computer generated list; prepares reports and submits findings to the appropriate authority; appraises tenprints for accurate information prior to entry into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS); conducts a search of the fingerprint file based on potential suspects developed from the computer list maintained in AFIS; completes correspondence and distribution in a timely manner; prepares photographic enlargement of fingerprints, palm prints, etc. for exhibit presentation; testifies as an "expert" or "experienced" witness in all Courts of Law.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. and completion of the basic fingerprint courses or training equivalent to the F.B.I. Latent Print School; plus training and experience in latent fingerprint examination or an equivalent combination of education and experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION, WHICH CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.
  • One (1) year of experience as a full performance Latent Print Examiner.
  • Prior experience testifying as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in latent print.
  • Knowledge of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 17025 requirements pertaining to latent print examination, mandated by the State of Maryland.
  • International Association of Identification (IAI) Certified in Latent Print Examination.
  • May be assigned shift work (days/evenings/weekends/holidays).
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • This is an essential position. Essential employees are expected to report during standard or non-standard hours as operations necessitate. Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted administrative leave.

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Posted: February 1, 2018

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