Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician

Oregon State Police, Salem, Oregon

Salary: $32,328.00 - $45,972.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 19, 2018

The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at the Fingerprint Technician level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the Office Specialist 2 ($2,555 - $3,578 per month) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a Fingerprint Technician.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Performs various inquiries, using ABIS Fingerprint workstation for automated search of the fingerprint database and verifying results of the automated search. Compares candidates for positive identification. Performs various maintenance functions on ABIS, including: updates, fingerprint substitutions, deletions, registrations, and conversions. Prepares information and gives court testimony to identification (comparisons) made for various agencies. Trains new employees on ABIS/Regulatory procedures when requested.
  • Processes incoming fingerprint submissions from various law enforcement and non-criminal justice agencies via direct submit livescan devices and mailed/shuttled hard card submissions. This includes opening mail and resolving problems or deficiencies when possible. Screens and rejects deficient fingerprint cards to contributor indicating correction required, runs criminal history, clocks and tallies specific fingerprint cards, identifies cards, assigns SID numbers, and enters card information into the FOCUS client program. Reviews information received from LEDS and the FBI. Makes quality assurance of results received from fingerprint background searches for dissemination back to the contributing agency.
  • Compares tentatively identified fingerprint cards and DNA cards to existing fingerprint records for positive identification using Master card files, ABIS electronic images, and Laserfiche imaging system records on file. Makes the determination to add information to an individual’s Computerized Criminal History (CCH) based on positive identification of fingerprints.
  • Confirms duplicate records (fingerprints) in file using both ABIS and Laserfiche master card images. This involves consolidation of records and updating pattern type to reflect current fingerprint information. Places and retrieves fingerprint cards in Master file according to state identification number order. Perform miscellaneous computer work involving: sending name change teletypes to arresting agencies; checking name through CCH files for tentative identification; and querying LEDS/NCIS for wants and warrants on subjects. Processes criminal fingerprints for deceased subjects submitted by various agencies to clear ABIS and CCH files. Advises agencies (as needed) how to take legible fingerprints for purpose of submitting to CJIS/FBI for processing. Practices leadership responsibilities and participates in the development of leadership skills for this and other positions. Participates in quality control procedures for CJIS functions.
  • Processes fingerprints for persons requesting a copy of their own record. Prepares and mails out fingerprint documents on file to State Police latent print satellite labs. Cross-train into other duties within CJIS to participate in a teamwork effort to provide a complete and accurate criminal history repository.


Fingerprint Technician Qualifications
  • One year of experience in fingerprint pattern determination/ridge encoding using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System OR
  • Completion of a 40-hour Federal Bureau of Investigations Basic Fingerprint Identification course or its equivalent.
Office Specialist 2 Qualifications (as an Underfill)
  • Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating document; OR
  • An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; OR
  • College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology; and one year of general clerical experience.
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience using a database to enter and retrieve information
  • Experience with proofreading documents for accuracy
  • Experience in a production environment
  • Experience working in an administrative capacity in the law enforcement community
  • Ability to work non-traditional shifts in a 24/7 work unit

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: December 6, 2018

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