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Latent Print Examiner

Chula Vista Police Department, Chula Vista, California

Salary: $6,234.24 - $7,577.72 Monthly

Final Filing Date: October 4, 2021

Will perform a variety of complex tasks in the identification, classification, automation and comparison of latent prints in connection with the investigation of crimes; prepare presentation of evidence for court and serve as an expert on all phases of latent print identification; and to perform other related duties as assigned.

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Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Analyze, compare, evaluate and verify (ACE-V method) latent fingerprints using all three levels of identification; classify fingerprints; compare latent to known prints; evaluate latent prints to determine integrity and evidentiary value; maintain logs and records of examinations; evaluate all latent print cards submitted and enter latent prints into an automated fingerprint identification system ("AFIS"); compare known prints of suspects with latent prints to establish positive, negative and inconclusive results; compare latent friction ridge structure to known individuals to determine identity; serve as an expert witness in court on all phases of latent print processing and identification; prepare photographs and other materials for evidence demonstrations in the courts; prepare, enter, and compare latent prints in the Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems; take major case inked print exemplars on suspects, victims and witnesses; write comprehensive reports on latent print examination results; and perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Any combination of education and/or experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be three years of responsible technical experience in the classification, identification, and comparison of latent fingerprints and training equivalent to an associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in criminal justice, evidence technology or a related field.
Required License or Certificate:
  • A valid California driver's license is required;
  • Possession of a letter or court transcript of court acceptance as a qualified expert in latent print identification and/or possession of an International Association of Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner or other recognized professional organization certificate are highly desirable.

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Posted: September 10, 2021

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