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Latent Print Examiner Aide

San Diego Police Department, San Diego, California

Salary: $46,404.80 - $56,014.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 24, 2020

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Latent Print Examiner Aide positions perform routine latent print analysis in the crime laboratory;
  • Search latent print evidence through Automated Latent Print Systems (ALPS);
  • Prepare and maintain records of examinations;
  • Perform administrative duties for the Latent Print unit, to include evidence retrieval, the filing and scanning of case packets, verification of case information recorded on evidence packaging for completeness and accuracy; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 18 years of age or older; except for high school graduates (or persons with GED equivalency) who are 17.
  • You must be a United States citizen or have the current legal right to work in the United States.
EDUCATION: You must meet ONE of the following options:
  • Completion of 80 hours of formalized training in ten-print or latent print examinations by a recognized law enforcement agency, P.O.S.T., F.B.I., Department of Justice or a recognized professional institute.
  • Associate's Degree or higher in a forensic or physical science.
  • Certificate in Forensic Technology that includes college-level course work in basic fingerprinting and advanced fingerprinting.
EXPERIENCE: 100 hours of experience in ONE or more of the following areas:
  • Latent print processing.
  • Ten-print examinations.
  • Latent print examinations.
  • A Bachelor's degree in a forensic or physical science may be substituted for the required 100 hours of above experience.
  • Volunteer or intern experience at a recognized law enforcement agency or laboratory is qualifying.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 24, 2020

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