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Latent Print Examiner

West Palm Beach Police Department, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary: $25.03 hourly

Final Filing Date: February 26, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under general direction,
  • Performs specialized and technical work in latent fingerprint/palm print examination and identification within the Police Department.
  • Work includes performing specialized technical work in the identification, collection, examination, verification, recording, and maintaining of latent prints and other related crime data; assists in training for law enforcement personnel; and performs related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice or a related field and one (1) year of experience in a latent or ten print unit.
  • Must apply for Certified Latent Print Examiner by the International Association for Identification (IAI) after two (2) years and be certified in three (3) years.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.
  • Must be capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Have a stable work history free of repeated disciplinary actions, suspensions, terminations, and resignations.
  • Free of convictions involving domestic abuse or violence.
  • Free of convictions of any felony.
  • Free of misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statements.
  • Have not been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or control substances in the preceding 5-year period in Florida or any other state.
  • Have not had a Driver's license suspended under the point system in the past 5 years, as provided for in the Florida Statue, Chapter 322.
  • Have not been convicted of 3 moving violations in the preceding 36 months in Florida or any other state.
  • Have not used marijuana in the one (1) year prior to employment application submission; all other illegal drug use three (3) years prior to employment application submission.
  • Have not failed the background within one year of application closing date; or psychological evaluation or post offer physical, drug and alcohol screening within one year from failure date.
  • The applicant must list ALL moving violation tickets, even if this information is not included on the "Complete" driver history record from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Failure to disclose this information regarding your driving history may be grounds for removing the candidate from the process.
Education Requirements: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:
  1. a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
  2. an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
  3. an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or
  4. an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either a), b), or c), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either a), b), or c) above.
  • International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.
Driving Requirements:
  • Have not lost any driving privileges by reason of revocation, suspension or denial of license, or have been convicted and/or had an adjudication withheld of three or more moving violations or have had one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in any preceding twenty-four (24) month period.
  • Have not had more than one DUI (conviction or adjudication withheld) in Florida or any other state within the past ten (10) years.

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Posted: February 15, 2021

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