Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Kissimmee, Florida

Salary: $37,558 – $58,513 per year

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

The Latent Print Examiner (LPE) demonstrates acceptable evidence collection techniques to ensure the integrity of the collected evidence is handled pursuant to accredited laboratory guidelines and requirements. The employee evaluates latent prints for comparative quality and determines if latent prints meet criteria required for Automated Fingerprint Identification System/Biometric Identification Solution (AFIS/BIS) entry and search as well as manual comparison. The employee prepares and submits report findings to the appropriate personnel.

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Essential Functions are as follows:
  • Latent Print Examiners perform latent print examinations, comparison and identifications.;
  • May process evidence for latent prints;
  • May report to Medical Examiner’s Office;
  • Reports results of examinations, comparisons and identification;
  • Compile statistical data;
  • Attend pre-trial conferences, depositions and testify in courts as an expert witness;
  • Work with local law enforcement and state agencies; as well as,
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years full time experience or (an Associate’s Degree plus 3 years full time experience as a ten print or latent print examiner equals the Bachelor degree requirement or 4 years full time experience as a latent print examiner equals Bachelor’s degree requirement). If the applicant is using the experience substitution to meet the educational requirements, letters of endorsement should include information concerning the number of year’s basic and full time experience the applicant possesses.
  • Minimum of 80 hours of formal training in latent print matters.
  • IAI Latent Print Examiner Certification is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must possess initiative and be able to prioritize duties to meet deadlines
  • Must possess professional verbal, inter-personal skills, and written communication skills
  • Ability to testify in court as an expert witness in the field of latent prints
  • Ability to note case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results
  • Ability to perform administrative and/or technical reviews of casework, reports and worksheets.
  • Ability to ensure proper chain of custody is maintained at all times.
  • Ability to obtain major case prints from a morgue environment, and obtain comparative exemplars.
  • Ability to simplify complex subject matter and verbally communicate it.
  • Proficient in Microsoft.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit for an extended period.
  • Must have good visual abilities, with or without corrective measures.
  • See Job Description for further information.

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Posted: September 21, 2019

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