Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician 7

Michigan State Police, Dimondale, Michigan

Salary: $14.70 - $18.86 Hourly

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2019

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.

Learning to execute the technical tasks associated with providing verified identifications of cards received by mail or electronically, learning how to sustain AFIS database quality, and learning the association between fingerprint identification and criminal history record building are functions of the fingerprint trainee position.

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, in addition to, attending meetings and performing other job duties as assigned.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Classifies and searches fingerprint cards electronically against an automated fingerprint identification system.
  • Compares search prints against computer selected prints for possible matches.
  • Verifies fingerprint matches and reports to requesters.
  • Maintains current data base information on demographics and arrests, and assigns state identification numbers to new records.
  • Interprets fingerprint patterns on criminal/applicant cards received.
  • Interprets fingerprint patterns to determine if they are unclassifiable or otherwise unacceptable for comparisons, and returns to contributor.
  • Converts existing records into the automated fingerprint file system.
  • Classifies fingerprints not in the computer system according to standard systems of fingerprint identification and searches for matches in standard fingerprint files.
  • Interprets National Criminal Identification Center (NCIC) classifications for police agencies. Upgrades image quality in the computer database as better fingerprints become available.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence related to the work.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.
  • Two years of general office support experience.
Additional Requirements and Information
  • Individuals must complete the Fingerprint Identification Course offered through the American Institute of Applied Science within the first year of entry into the job, or complete a comparable training course approved by the Department of State Police, or have received comparable training through on-the-job experience obtained through a major outside law enforcement agency or organization. Failure to meet this requirement will preclude advancement beyond the entry level.
  • 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.

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Posted: April 11, 2019

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