Employment Opportunity

Forensic Print Analyst Supervisor

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa, Florida

Salary: $32.22 - $55.86 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Perform the primary responsibility of providing supervision to the Forensic Print Analyst, ensure the unit is in alignment with the Forensic Community, and perform latent print comparisons as needed.

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Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
  • Supervise the work of assigned staff by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work providing training, counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Evaluate new latent print technology and equipment for purchase.
  • Compare latent prints to known prints by evaluating the spatial positioning of print ridge characteristics to negatively or positively identify suspects of criminal wrongdoing.
  • Testify as an expert witness in court regarding latent print identification procedures and findings to facilitate the court's understanding of latent print evidence.
  • Use Live Scan equipment to reproduce fingerprints for comparison purposes.
  • Respond to requests for assistance to advise on latent print issues.
  • Identify possible suspects of criminal offenses using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System for identification to assist detectives in solving cases.
  • Write reports to document findings and conclusions of cases.
  • Construct courtroom exhibits to facilitate jury's understanding of the identification process.
  • Brief attorneys, criminal justice personnel, and judicial staffs on latent print comparison findings.
  • Maintain latent print files.
  • May be required to provide operational support during periods of local, state, and national emergencies in the fingerprinting and identification of decedents during emergency situations due to plane crashes and man-made and natural disasters.
  • Perform section manager duties when required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the forensic accreditation bodies and processes.
  • Knowledge in guidelines/recommendations from the Friction Ridge Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Communities (OSAC).
  • Extensive knowledge of basic fingerprint Classifications Systems (Henry, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)).
  • Extensive knowledge of advanced latent print identification techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of the history of forensic fingerprint science.
  • Considerable knowledge of state statutes pertaining to Criminal Registrants, expunging and sealing records, privacy laws, and the dissemination of public information.
  • Considerable knowledge of chemical analysis techniques in print identification.
  • Considerable knowledge of crime scene investigation methods and techniques.
  • Skill in making presentations as an expert witness in court.
  • Skill in evaluating latent prints.
  • Skill in determining minutia and unit relationship in latent comparisons.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to effectively apply supervisory techniques.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability and willingness to work with minute details over long time periods.
  • Ability to maintain technical expertise.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to maintain work related records and prepare reports.

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Minimum Education & Experience
  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Six years of experience in latent print identification including testifying as an expert witness during court trials.
  • OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Five years of experience in latent print identification including testifying as an expert witness during court trials.
  • OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Four years of experience in latent print identification including testifying as an expert witness during court trials.
Additional Job Requirements
  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff’s Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Possession of a valid certification as a Latent Print Examiner by the Board of the International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Experience in an accredited forensic laboratory.

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Posted: June 27, 2022

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