Employment Opportunity

Identification Manager

Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Tampa, Florida

Salary: $65,000.00-$97,500.00 Annually (Starting salary based on experience)

Perform forensic operational and strategic managerial duties for the Identification Section within the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Provide complex services to include responsibility for planning, budgeting, coordinating, and supervising subordinate managers/supervisors and other assigned staff

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Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
  • Manage complex forensic operations and interact in a leadership role with forensic professionals who serve in subordinate capacities.
  • Direct major programs (e.g., Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Tenprint, AFIS Latent Print) to achieve broad organizational goals and objectives.
  • Respond to requests for assistance regarding latent print preservation, comparison, and identification.
  • Create and maintain budgets including the justification of budgets and subsequent fund monitoring and expenditures.
  • Provide expert testimony in all latent print matters.
  • Motivate personnel, develop short and long range plans for the section, resolve disciplinary issues, interact effectively with other agency members in leadership roles, evaluate and pursue appropriate technology, and assess existing practices and policies and make necessary changes.
  • May be required to provide operational support during periods of local, state, and national emergencies in the fingerprinting and identification of decedents during emergency situations due to man-made and natural disasters.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Extensive knowledge of the functions, services, procedures, and regulations of the area to which assigned.
  • Extensive knowledge of basic fingerprint Classifications Systems (Henry, National Crime Information Center (NCIC), AFIS).
  • Extensive knowledge in developing training programs for forensic print analysts and specialists.
  • Extensive knowledge in the management of criminal history files.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and procedures used in fingerprint identification and preservation and advanced latent print identification techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of chemical analysis techniques in print identification.
  • Considerable knowledge of state statutes pertaining to criminal registrants, expunging and sealing records, privacy laws, and the dissemination of public information.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and county criminal laws and ordinances pertaining to the collection and use of physical evidence.
  • Considerable knowledge of various computer systems used in the identification of fingerprints.
  • Considerable knowledge of alphabetic and numeric filing systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of photography practices and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of court proceedings and expert testimony.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
  • Ability to keep up with the current/emerging technology in the forensic sciences and criminology fields.
  • Ability to establish objectives and strategies, identify required resources, and develop plans to carry out work.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to analyze data and present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use considerable initiative, think independently, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to establish operation or program objectives and strategies for a functional or operational area.
  • Ability to analyze and report upon operating conditions and problems.
  • Ability to take a long-term view and recognize opportunities to help the organization accomplish its objectives.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
Minimum Education & Experience
  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Six years of experience in law enforcement forensics as a latent print examiner, four of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Five years of experience in law enforcement forensics as a latent print examiner, two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • OR
  • A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education in a criminal justice or closely related field.
  • Four years of experience in law enforcement forensics as a latent print examiner.
Preferred Education & Experience
  • Certification as a Latent Print Examiner with the International Association for Identification or qualified to obtain certification.
Additional Job Requirements
  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

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Posted: April 15, 2021

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