Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Supervisor

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Sanford, Florida

Salary: $54,267.20 - $67,849.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 20, 2021

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of LATENT PRINT SUPERVISOR assigned to the Latent Print Unit of the Forensic Laboratory Services Division. This position is non-sworn and is responsible for supervisory duties for the latent print unit as well as performing highly specialized and technical work in the latent print discipline, including analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification of friction ridge skin impressions.

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Typical Duties - Note: Listed functions, duties, responsibilities and skills is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as deemed necessary for the operational efficiency of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Coordinates the organizational, staffing and operational activities of the Latent Print Unit
  • Supervises personnel assigned to the Latent Print Unit and provides training and technical assistance for assigned personnel in the performance of their duties
  • Initiates and effectively recommends performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or commendatory actions for assigned personnel
  • Responsible for the quality control measures within the Latent Print Unit which will include the technical and administrative review of casework as well as participation in the annual quality audits
  • Performs the duties of the Technical Lead per accreditation requirements
  • Participates in the development of the annual Division budget
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and priorities
  • Reviews and revises operating procedures for the Latent Print Unit and makes recommendations for improved efficiency
  • Coordinates and facilitates communication between other units of the Sheriff's Office. Serves as a liaison to various committees as assigned
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings, maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the discipline of latent prints and incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs and procedures
  • Testifies in court as required
  • Complete specialized classroom and on-the-job training as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in Forensic Science or a closely related scientific field. A master's degree in Forensic Science is desirable
  • Applicants may substitute the degree requirements with experience as a Latent Print Analyst on a two (2) years of experience for each year of education providing the training and experience meets the training requirements of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Applicant must have an minimum of five (5) years experience in the forensic discipline of latent prints. If substituting experience for the degree requirement, this experience must be in addition to that experience
  • Applicant must be competent and proficient in the analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification of latent prints
  • Certification by the International Association of Identification is preferred or applicant must be willing to obtain and maintain certification upon appointment
  • Previous work experience within a Latent Print Unit is preferred
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License and have a good driving record
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other
  • Ability to provided sworn testimony as an expert witness in court
  • Ability to work with and not be sensitive to strong chemicals and odors; to work with, and not be sensitive to, evidence that may depict graphic scenes of violence
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of the Unit's team members
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory accreditation standards is preferred
  • The work environment for this position is in an office atmosphere.
  • The incumbent performs most illustrative duties in a sedentary position.
  • Work is generally performed during normal business hours although the incumbent may be required to work any schedule that fulfills the needs of the position.

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Posted: May 3, 2021

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