Employment Opportunity


Fingerprint Technician

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri

Salary: $30,394.00 - $47,502.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

Incumbents in this position are responsible for fingerprinting individuals and classifying, analyzing, and comparing those records to State and Federal automated fingerprint identification systems as well as assisting with the maintenance of fingerprint files. Examples of duties include: classifying, searching and comparing fingerprints to determine if individuals have a criminal record and are who they purport to be; utilizing AFIS, REJIS, and MULES systems; fingerprinting unconscious or deceased subjects to establish identity; photographing subjects; transmitting fingerprints to other law enforcement agencies; attending pre-trial conferences and testifying in court as to prisoner identifications and evidence processing results; chemically processing and logging items for evidence.

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Duties:

  • Classifies searches and compares fingerprints of arrested and potential suspect subjects or job applicants to determine if they have a criminal record and are who they purport to be.
  • Uses state and national AFIS systems to establish prisoner’s true identity.
  • Uses MULES and REJIS name checks to assist in determining prisoner’s true identity.
  • Fingerprints unconscious or deceased subjects to establish identity.
  • Fingerprints and photographs subjects in accordance with established procedures (e.g. new employees, juveniles, etc.)
  • Uses cardscan workstation to transmit fingerprints of new employees and private security applicants to the Missouri Highway Patrol and the FBI.
  • Attends pre-trial conferences and testifies in court as to prisoner identifications and evidence processing results.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the Department’s and Missouri Highway Patrol’s criminal and civil fingerprint files.
  • Chemically processes items for friction ridge evidence.
  • Logs fingerprint evidence upon receipt.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED with basic knowledge of computers; plus one year of experience with fingerprint classification and identification.
  • Certification: Must successfully complete AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol within 24 months of date of hire. Must also become certified to use REJIS and MULES criminal history files and arrest records by completion of the working test period.
  • MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" and submit to a "DNA buccal swab" as part of the medical examination.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 29, 2018



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