Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Analyst 1

Miami-Dade Police Department, Doral, Florida

Salary: $45,073.86 - $75,384.66 per year

Final Filing Date: March 19, 2018

This is technical work in the classification, evaluation, and identification of fingerprints. Employees in this class are responsible for classifying fingerprints, searching files to locate prior records, entering fingerprint records into an automated system, and fingerprinting and palmprinting persons as directed. Duties include maintaining accurate files, photographing arrestees, processing items of physical evidence, and testifying in court regarding fingerprint identifications. Incumbents apply technical fingerprinting skills following established departmental policies and procedures. Supervision is received from a technical superior who reviews work for quality and accuracy.

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  • Classifies fingerprints to prescribed formulas and standard classification codes; searches files to locate prior records.
  • Compares and identifies fingerprints in original form or from optical disc display or facsimile machine.
  • Enters fingerprint records into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System for conversion of manual files to automation, and for searching for prior fingerprint record.
  • Fingerprints and palmprints persons as directed.
  • Enters and retrieves computer data by accessing the criminal justice information system.
  • Maintains accurate files by purging sealed records of deceased fingerprint cards and consolidating duplicate records.
  • Testifies in court regarding fingerprint identifications.
  • Photographs arrestees and prepares copies of pictures and negatives.
  • Processes items of physical evidence.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in fingerprint identification may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Knowledge of modern principles and methods of fingerprint classification, searching, and identification.
  • Knowledge of proper techniques in obtaining legible fingerprints, palmprints, toe, and footprints.
  • Knowledge of departmental office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of courtroom procedures and rules of evidence as applied to fingerprint identification.
  • Knowledge of photographic equipment used in criminal and civilian identification programs.
  • Knowledge of computerized fingerprint identification systems and personal computers.
  • Ability to maintain files and classify documentary material for filing purposes.
  • Ability to accurately identify fingerprints through comparison methods.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

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Posted: March 6, 2018

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