Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Charleston Police Department, Charleston, South Carolina

Salary: $49,608.00 - $53,102.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 29, 2021

We are looking for a Latent Print Examiner to Join the City of Charleston's Police Department! In this role, you will perform examinations and identification of latent fingerprints and operate the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Examples of Duties
  • Evaluate, compare, and identify latent prints from crime scenes and physical evidence.
  • Search latent prints on local, state, and federal fingerprint databases.
  • Testify in court concerning the results of analyses and the methods used to draw the conclusions.
  • Provide information on criminalistics to the Charleston Police Department, local law enforcement agencies, and the community.
  • Maintain the chain of custody and integrity of evidence from the time it is submitted to the laboratory until appropriate disposal.
  • Adhere to management expectations, including the quality policy, quality objectives, terms of service, policies, procedures, and task instructions.
  • Seek opportunities to improve the effectiveness of latent print operations.
  • May require evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) and 1 to 2 years of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid SC Drivers License.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar software.

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Posted: September 30, 2021

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