Employment Opportunity

Supervising Fingerprint Examiner

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Riverside, California

Salary: $59,968.00 - $96,840.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general direction, supervises the work of Fingerprint Examiners and Fingerprint Technicians; researches and develops methods of fingerprint comparison techniques; assists in the oversight of California Identification System (CAL-ID) projects; assists in developing training courses for Fingerprint Examiners, Technicians, and law enforcement personnel; analyzes and compares difficult latent fingerprint/palm print comparisons; and performs other related duties as required.

The Supervising Fingerprint Examiner is the supervisory level classification in the Fingerprint Examiner series performing the full range of supervisory duties and reports to a manager level position. Incumbents perform the more difficult assignments and function as working supervisors over a staff of subordinate Fingerprint Examiners, Technicians, and support personnel assigned to the CAL-ID bureau of the Sheriff's Department.

Supervising Fingerprint Examiner is differentiated from Fingerprint Examiner II in that the former performs the more difficult assignments and function as supervisors for Fingerprint Technicians and Fingerprint Examiners.

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  • Supervise the routine work of Fingerprint Examiners, Fingerprint Technicians and other CAL-ID staff as assigned; review, assign, and prioritize caseload; review work performance and prepare annual evaluation reports; handle disciplinary issues; participate in hiring process and decisions.
  • Prepare work schedules; prepare training schedules; ensure fingerprint technicians and examiners are trained appropriately and have the necessary skills required to be successful.
  • Provide guidance to staff in resolving technical problems with CAL-ID programs and equipment.
  • Provide consultation and guidance to staff on difficult fingerprint/palm print comparisons, cases, or other complex work.
  • Oversee CAL-ID projects as requested; interact with and assist vendors as necessary.
  • Recommend, develop, and maintain policies and procedures to improve overall CAL-ID operations.
  • Maintain statistical information and reports required by the Remote Access Network (RAN) Board or by the CAL-ID Manager.
  • Full knowledge of and ability to operate and monitor a variety of biometric systems, including Mobile-ID, facial recognition software, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Live Scan.
  • Conduct difficult latent print comparison and/or complete casework in complex or high-profile cases as necessary.
  • Properly handle investigative evidence.
  • Prepare detailed, written reports; testify in court as an expert witness.
  • Give oral presentations relative to the history, development, retrieval, identification, and comparison of inked and latent prints to law enforcement officers, other Sheriff's Department personnel, and/or the general public.


  • Completion of 40 hours of Advanced Latent Print Techniques or the equivalent from a recognized forensic training facility or an accredited higher education institution.
  • Two years as a journey level fingerprint examiner in a public jurisdiction performing latent print duties at a level comparable to a Fingerprint Examiner II in Riverside County.
Knowledge of:
  • The principles and methods of supervision, training, and organization; modern principles, practices, and techniques of latent print development; automated fingerprint identification equipment; digital image enhancement.
Ability to:
  • Assign, review, and evaluate the work of others; train subordinates; coordinate information obtained from a variety of sources; interpret such information; draw logical conclusions; apply modern fingerprinting methods to the task of identification; follow instructions; maintain effective working relationships; write clear, concise reports; oversee projects as assigned.

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Posted: July 17, 2020

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