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Fingerprint Examiner

State of Wyoming Attorney General's Office, Division of Criminal Investigation, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Salary: $19.58 - $25.23 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

This family of positions includes those who perform examinations, identification, and comparisons of fingerprints for the State of Wyoming, Attorney General's Office, Division of Criminal Investigation. Under supervision, these individuals perform examinations, identification, and comparisons of fingerprints. They have no supervisory or budgetary responsibilities. The ABIS Fingerprint Examiner is responsible for a variety of fingerprint duties, including collecting, classifying, examining, and comparing fingerprints.

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  • Examining, classifying, and identifying fingerprints utilizing accepted methods and practices.
  • Using Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) to process arrest and applicant fingerprint cards received from Wyoming law enforcement agencies and other contributors
  • May be required to testify in court as an expert.
  • Captures and collects various biological friction ridges impression such as fingerprints and palm prints through various practices accepted by the fingerprint science community.
  • Enter, register, and maintain an electronic image database and manual fingerprint files.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct fingerprint training for a variety of audiences.


  • Knowledge of the principles of fingerprint identification
  • Knowledge of Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) concepts and processing methods
  • Knowledge of ACE-V methodology
  • Knowledge of the structure of criminal justice systems at the local, state, and federal level
  • Knowledge of privacy act requirements and security and other related rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of Division and State policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of criminal law and the criminal justice system
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in operation of personal computers and supporting equipment.
  • Skill in the use of extensive user manuals.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in work organization and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to complete tasks promptly with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to handle multi-tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple deadlines.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: No prior experience is required.
  • OR
  • Education & Experience Substitution: 3-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Fingerprinting)

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Posted: November 24, 2020

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