Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician Supervisor

Saint Louis Police Department, Saint Louis, Missouri

Salary: $41,730.00 - $65,234.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.

Incumbents in this position are responsible for the daily operation of the Police Division's Fingerprint Technician Unit. Examples of duties include: supervising the work of Fingerprint Technicians and ensuring all assignments are completed to approved standards and preparing monthly work schedules and activity reports.

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  • Instructs and supervises the work of the Fingerprint Technicians, examining work and ensuring all assignments are completed to approved standards.
  • Conducts the training program for the Fingerprint Technicians.
  • Prepares monthly work schedule and activity report for the unit.
  • 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 the 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.


  • A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.); plus three years of experience as a Fingerprint Technician. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Certification: Must have AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol, REJIS and MULES criminal history files and arrest records certification.
  • At least one year of previous supervisory experience is preferred.
  • 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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Posted: November 27, 2018

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