Employment Opportunity

Police Identification Superintendent

Tucson Police Department, Tucson, Arizona

Salary: $58,676.80 - $104,291.20 per year

Final Filing Date: June 2, 2019

Manages personnel and directs, coordinates, and monitors programs, budgets and the daily operation of the identification system. Investigates and resolves operational and personnel issues.

The Tucson Police Department Identification section provides the department with support in forensic crime investigation, arrest fingerprint processing, and operates a digital photographic lab that produces CDs, DVDs, color prints of images, and audio and video evidence taken by department members. The section supports the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and the state mugshot system.

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  • Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section. Coordinates assigned supervisory personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.
  • Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Assists with the implementation and evaluation of department policies, programs, projects and procedures.
  • Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.
  • Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance.
  • Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, communicates to the department leadership of impending developments.
  • Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.
  • Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.
  • Ensures that section operations conform with local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.
  • Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.
  • Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.
  • Recommends purchases of equipment and materials.
  • Serves as Arizona Automated Fingerprint Information System site administrator and unit liaison with other departments and agencies by communicating unit concerns, ensuring compliance with policies, serving on committees and passing on relevant information. Completes special projects and conducts research as assigned.
  • Maintains and monitors protocols and procedures to maintain Commission on Accreditation Law Enforcement Agencies certification. Monitors records for legal and department compliance requirements.


Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 year's experience in photographing, fingerprinting, collecting, processing and preserving physical evidence. At least 4 of those years in a Lead or Supervisory capacity.
    • "Lead" is defined as leading at least 1 full-time FTE in a work unit. It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc.
    • "Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.
  • Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License
Special Job Requirements
  • Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator Certification

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Posted: May 6, 2019

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