Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $41,664.00 - $52,560.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

A vacancy exists in the Administrative and Technical Services Division of the Baltimore County Police Department. A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below. Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under general supervision, examines, classifies, and identifies fingerprints and maintains fingerprint records. Performs comprehensive clerical duties in support of the criminal justice system.
  • Examines, classifies, compares, and identifies prints by analyzing fingerprint ridge characteristics. Searches the fingerprint identification files for matching prints.
  • Verifies identification of fingerprints through point-by-point comparison. Compares possible matching prints with the fingerprint in question.
  • Determines and verifies the identity of fingerprints. Establishes and verifies the Henry Classification and NCIC Classification of fingerprints. Prepares fingerprint cards and records.
  • Updates information on criminal records and routes trial dispositions to the F.B.I. and Maryland State Police.
  • Prepares and processes criminal records. Accesses MILES, NCIC, and other networks and databases to research criminal justice information.
  • Provides fingerprint identification testimony in court.
Examples of Other Duties
  • Trains other employees in fingerprint identification theory and techniques.
  • Takes known fingerprints.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent
  • plus
  • At least one year's experience in fingerprint classification (Experience taking or rolling fingerprints is not considered qualifying work experience for this position).
Character Requirements
  • All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 23, 2019

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