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Fingerprint Classifier

San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio, Texas

Salary: $15.40 Hourly

Final Filing Date: November 20, 2019

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing technical level work maintaining an accurate fingerprint and arrest record system by processing fingerprints on police suspects, applicants for employment, and other individuals requiring fingerprinting. Maintains identification records. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. Exercises no supervision.

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  • Classifies fingerprint cards according to the FBI and Henry System of Fingerprint Classification.
  • Conducts search of classified cards against cards in the City files with similar fingerprint classifications to verify identity and perform warrant check on those identified as required.
  • Searches fingerprints of unknown deceased individuals against files to attempt identification.
  • Processes classified fingerprints and arrest records according to department policy.
  • Fingerprints individuals arrested and other individuals required to be fingerprinted (i.e. as prerequisite for employment or as required by other governmental agencies) to insure proper identification.
  • Collects fingerprint cards from county jail for processing (i.e. verify identity and update records).
  • Assists Law Enforcement personnel with copies of general information requested.
  • Conducts criminal history record reviews for public on request.
  • Scan fingerprint cards into city database and ensure the prints and demographic information is accurate.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • One (1) year of administrative clerical experience.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
  • Experience with fingerprinting.
  • Ability to stand for an extended periods of time.

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Posted: November 6, 2019

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