Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner II

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $57,220.00 - $71,445.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general supervision, examines, analyzes and identifies latent prints in support of police investigations, and prepares and gives expert testimony in court.

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Examples of Duties
  • Compares known finger, palm, and foot prints with latent print impressions to determine identity for use in police investigations.
  • Follows established procedures for maintaining chain of custody.
  • Testifies in court proceedings as an expert in latent print analysis.
  • Prepares charts, photographs, and other materials for court presentations.
  • Maintains reference files of latent prints of value in outstanding cases.
  • Collects and develops latent prints using a variety of chemical and photographic methods in a laboratory setting or in the field.
  • Develops, implements and conducts quality assurance and quality control programs.
  • Reviews, monitors and evaluates unit practices to ensure compliance with established standards, policies and procedures.
  • Schedules and coordinates program audits.
  • Prepares for, oversees and coordinates ASCLD-LAB accreditation activities.
  • Peer reviews casework performed by other examiners.
  • Participates in writing SOP’s and other unit manuals.
  • Trains less experienced latent print examiners in fingerprint examinations and other related duties.
  • Assists other forensic personnel in the collection and development of patent print examination and analysis.
  • Participates in both internal and external proficiency test.
  • Trains fingerprint technicians or less skilled latent print examiners in latent print examination and analysis.
Examples of Other Duties
  • Obtains prints from deceased persons. Classifies fingerprint cards. Searches manual and automated fingerprint files. Gives lectures and presentations to police recruits, community and school groups, and other interested parties. Performs other related duties as required.

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Required Qualifications
  • Certification by the International Association for Identification in latent print identification
  • OR
  • Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent, completion of advanced technical or college level coursework or training equivalent to the F.B.I.'s advanced latent fingerprint techniques training
  • Plus
  • Two (2) year's experience performing casework in latent fingerprint examinations.
  • Note: Two years' experience must be work experience not educational.
Licenses and Certificates
  • Possession of a valid license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.
Character Requirements
  • All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 26, 2022

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