Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint and Footwear Examiner

Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wausau, Wisconsin

Salary: Depending on qualifications, wage for the entry position will be between $25.00 and $30.82 per hour and up to $35.00 per hour for senior level.

Final Filing Date: April 9, 2021

Entry or Senior position.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • The Latent Print and Footwear Unit examines items of evidence using a variety of physical and chemical methods to process and visualize impressions.
  • Fingerprint and Footwear Examiners work with a wide variety of materials, performing complex examinations using ACE-V scientific methodology.


Minimally qualified applicants must have the following:
  • Experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Knowledge of practices used to process items of evidence for friction ridge detail and/or ACE-V methodology.
  • Has had work experience(s) that were repetitive and required a high level of attention to detail and involved visual/mental tasks.
In addition, highly qualified applicants will also have a combination of the following:
  • Experience applying scientific methods to independently process items of evidence for friction ridge detail and/or footwear impressions.
  • Experience preparing and issuing reports of scientific evaluations and conclusions.
  • Experience applying quality assurance and quality control procedures in a laboratory setting.
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher that includes natural science courses, or comparable work experience.

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Posted: March 27, 2021

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