Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician 7

Michigan State Police, Lansing, Michigan

Salary: $30,867.20 - $47,320.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 15, 2018

Fingerprint Technician 7 - This is the entry level. The employee, in a learning capacity, performs a range of fingerprint technician assignments while learning the required skills, methods, processes, and procedures of the work area under close supervision.

Employees in this job perform a variety of fingerprint technician assignments in order to classify fingerprints, search fingerprint records, and compare fingerprint cards to an automated fingerprint identification system for the purpose of accurately identifying and verifying fingerprints

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Learn to execute the technical tasks associated with providing a verified prior criminal record identification for criminal or applicant fingerprint cards received by mail or electronically. Learn the criteria associated with sustaining AFIS database file quality. Learn the association between fingerprint identification and criminal history record building. Perform other duties as assigned and attend meetings.


  • Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.
  • Two years of general office support experience.
Additional Requirements and Information
  • Individuals must complete the on-the-job training course for fingerprint technicians approved by the Department of State Police, or have received comparable on-the-job training experience obtained through a major outside law enforcement agency or organization. Individuals must also take and pass the State of Michigan AFIS board of Review exam to become a State of Michigan Certified Fingerprint Technician within the first year of entry. Failure to meet these requirements will preclude employment.
  • This position requires passing a pre-employment screening, including passing a drug screen, criminal history background check and a fingerprint check by the Michigan State Police.
  • Please attach a resume, cover letter and a copy of your official college transcripts to your application. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. Current Michigan State Police employees must attach their last two performance appraisals.
  • In addition, applicant will be screened on the following criteria:
    • Knowledge of the basic three fingerprint patterns
    • Experience with AFIS

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Posted: June 12, 2018

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