Employment Opportunity

Automated Fingerprint Identification System Technician I

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Los Angeles, California

Salary: $52,145.52 - $70,279.68 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 8, 2021

Receives training and practical experience in the technical aspects of fingerprinting and fingerprint classification work.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS - Positions allocable to this entry level class are assigned to the Sheriff Department's Fingerprint Identification Unit and, under close supervision, receive instruction and on-the-job training in classifying, filing, searching, coding and maintaining records for fingerprint identification. Activities are of a progressively more responsible and technical nature including all phases of the Fingerprint Identification Unit work. Incumbents are required to work flexible hours, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Analyzes daily criminal, custody, registrant, deceased, applicant and identification, booking submissions of fingerprints and palm prints within the Los Angeles County Multi-Modal Biometric System (MBIS).
  • Evaluates the quality of friction ridge impressions, sets/corrects core and axis, or sequencings on fingerprints submitted by the County‚Äôs Live Scans, and performs visual analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verifications.
  • Conducts visual quality checks of various modalities within MBIS, i.e., facial and iris.
  • Searches computerized data systems, to ensure fingerprints with any previous file of an arrestee or applicant are from the same source.
  • Responds to requests for search and comparison activities involving manual submissions of friction ridge impressions from various law enforcement requestors.
  • Interfaces with a variety of law enforcement personnel from LASD and external agencies.


Option I:
  • Completion of a recognized accredited course in fingerprint interpretation and classification.
Option II:
  • Three (3) months experience classifying fingerprints according to the Henry Classification System.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • 2 - Light. Light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

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Posted: March 23, 2021

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