Employment Opportunity

Forensic Latent Print Analyst I

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, Florida

Salary: $41,146.98 - $58,041.78 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Forensic Latent Print Analyst I is responsible for the classification, filing, and searching of fingerprints. The member performs technical and operational duties and tasks specific to the position.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Functions
  • Classify and file fingerprint cards
  • Examine fingerprints
  • Conduct fingerprinting
  • Process unattached hands and fingers
  • Process evidence for latent prints
  • Conduct photography work
  • Complete written reports
  • Compile statistical reports
  • Attend Pre-trial conferences/depositions
  • Testify in court as expert witness


Education, Professional Certification or License
  • Four (4) Year College Degree
  • Valid Florida driver's license
  • Minimum of 120 hours of formal instruction in fingerprint related topics
  • Skills in developing and photographing identifiable latent prints on physical evidence, preparing reports and charted enlargements
  • Ability to testify in court as an expert witness in the field of fingerprints
  • IAI Latent Print Examiner Certification required or obtain within one (1) year
  • Requires a Visual Acuity Skill Set Test
Professional Experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in classification and filing of inked prints in the Henry System and in processing of evidence
Environmental Conditions
  • Tolerate strong odors
  • Works around chemicals
  • Occasional work with detached human hands and or fingers
  • Works various shifts
Knowledge of
  • PCSO policy and procedures
  • Henry system of classification and filing
  • *NCIC system of classification
  • Latent and inked examination procedures
  • Photography
  • Fingerprinting techniques
  • Basic fingerprinting procedures
  • Pattern interpretation
  • Computer scanning programs
  • Anatomy
  • Safety requirements
  • Crime scene photography and processing
  • Crime scene processing procedures
  • Court procedures
  • Chart making
  • Case legality
  • Basic fingerprint science
  • Various software
Ability to
  • Read and write English
  • Alphabetize
  • Operate office equipment
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Operate *AFIS equipment
  • Operate computer software
  • Inked to inked examination
  • Technical examinations
  • Interpersonal
  • Basic mathematical
  • Computer
  • Keyboarding
  • Basic English grammar
  • Report writing
  • Photography
  • Court presentation
Physical Requirements
  • Sit for long periods
  • Stand for long periods
  • See at normal range or with accommodations
  • Hear at normal level or with accommodations
  • Speak English understandably
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ambulate independently
  • Bend/squat
  • Walk
  • Climb
  • Sense of smell (normal)
  • Recognize colors
  • Lift 15 lbs.
  • Tolerate strong odors

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Posted: May 9, 2023

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