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Automated Fingerprint Identification System Supervisor

Iowa Department of Public Safety, Des Moines, Iowa

Salary: $42,452.80 - $79,185.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 20, 2019

The Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Criminal Investigation is seeking an Automated Fingerprint Identification System Supervisor (Public Service Supervisor) in the Support Operations Bureau. This position serves as the first line supervisor providing leadership and supervisory oversight of the AFIS/Fingerprint Identification Unit.

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  • Maintains fingerprint identification records for the Department to include monitoring the overall functioning of the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), conducting an ongoing program evaluation and making recommendations for modifications, enhancements and upgrades to the system.
  • Develops a quality control program for the AFIS/Fingerprint Identification section.
  • Provides technical and administrative goals and objectives for the continued development, implementation and maintenance of ABIS.
  • Ensures the accuracy of fingerprint identification data maintained by DPS and submitted to the FBI.
  • Ensures compliance with FBI CJIS rules and regulations regarding data quality in the area of accuracy, timeliness and completeness.
  • Acts as the primary contact for all criminal justice agencies concerning matters related to fingerprint identification.
  • Provide responses to criminal justice agencies requesting interpretation of collection, submission, maintenance and dissemination of fingerprint information as required by law.
  • Responsible for the development, modification and implementation of a continual education programs required under Chapter 690 and 692.
  • Collaborates with the Support Operations Bureau Special Agent in Charge and Assistant Director in the evaluation of the ABIS program and develops any specific plans for program changes or modifications according to goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates with the DCI Records Unit, Dissemination Unit and DPS Technology Services Bureau concerning the overall methods of receiving arrest and applicant fingerprints, arrest photographs and arrest charge information.
  • Serves as DCI program liaison for the audit program conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding fingerprint identification matters.
  • Provides daily staff supervision by assigning and reviewing work, approving leave requests, initiating appropriate corrective measures and/or discipline, making recommendations related to the selection, promotion and training of staff, preparation of performance evaluations and reviewing them with staff.


Minimum Qualification Requirements - Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
  • Graduation from high school (or GED equivalent) and experience equal to four years of full-time work experience in general office administrative support; specialized technical program support; or program administration, development, management, or operations.
  • All of the following:
    • Graduation from high school (or GED equivalent); and
    • One year of full-time work experience in general office administrative support; technical program support; or program administration, development, management, or operations; and
    • A total of three years of education and full-time experience (as described in part b), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Previous experience in fingerprint classification.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory or leadership role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective customer relationships.
  • Ability to travel up to 5%

Successful applicant will need to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

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Posted: November 4, 2019

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