Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Kissimmee, Florida

Salary: Starting Salary: $38,872.76 per year

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Job Description
  • The Latent Print Examiner (LPE) demonstrates acceptable evidence collection and handling techniques to ensure the integrity of the collected evidence is maintained under accredited laboratory guidelines and requirements.
  • The employee analyzes latent prints for sufficiency, compares identifiable latent prints to known exemplars, and issues reports on their findings.
  • The employee searches latent prints in Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems and renders expert testimony in court proceedings.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Prior training in fingerprint classification/comparison or latent print analysis is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a hard science or Forensic Science is preferred
  • Prior latent print examination experience is preferred
  • IAI Latent Print Examiner Certification is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills &Abilities:
  • Must possess initiative and be able to prioritize duties to meet deadlines
  • Must possess professional verbal, interpersonal skills, and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend information and speak clearly and distinctly
  • Ability to testify in court as an expert witness in the field of latent prints
  • Ability to note case file documentation detailing the processing techniques and the examination results
  • Ability to perform administrative and technical reviews of casework, reports, and worksheets.
  • Ability to ensure a proper chain of custody is always maintained.
  • Ability to obtain major case prints from a morgue environment and obtain comparative exemplars
  • Ability to simplify complex subject matter and verbally communicate it.
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suites
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit for an extended period.
  • Must have good visual abilities, with or without corrective measures.
  • See the Job Description for further information.

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Posted: May 17, 2023

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