Employment Opportunity

Latent Fingerprint Examiner

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: $26.66 - $41.34 Hourly

Final Filing Date: May 29, 2022

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Develops and maintains a latent print file by case number on all identified and unidentified fingerprints, palmprints and footprints developed from crime scenes
  • Provides latent identification services for other municipalities, counties, state and federal agencies.
  • Assists in the recovery and positive identification of persons fallen victim to man-made or natural disasters.
  • Develops, evaluates, compares, identifies and prepares latent fingerprints for court exhibits, and renders expert testimony in all courts of law.
  • Fingerprint persons seeking employment, gun permits, or licenses as private investigators; inks fingers and rolls onto cards.
  • Fingerprint persons seeking employment with the Police department using Live Scan and also inked fingerprint and palm prints to be kept on file within the latent office
  • Takes ink fingerprints of suspects in court, jail or in the Chronological In-Depth (CID) Interview room
  • Takes ink fingerprints of victims and witness prints for elimination purposes
  • Utilizes the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for search of latent prints generated from criminal cases, in attempt to make positive identification.
  • Searches files for information in response to requests from other law enforcement agencies; corresponds with other agencies and exchanges identification information.
  • Performs related work as required.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in forensic science, criminal justice or closely related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a Latent Print Examiner. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.
  • Have successfully completed a recognized basic and advanced fingerprint classification course.
  • Have successfully completed a recognized Latent Fingerprint Examiner course. Successful completion of an Advanced Latent Fingerprint School is highly desirable.
  • Successfully complete an in-depth employment background check, including a polygraph exam, will be conducted as part of the post offer onboarding process as this position is deemed security sensitive
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

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Posted: April 27, 2022

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