|Position:||Latent Print Examiner|
Latent Print Examiner
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.
- 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
- 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.
Health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance for the member paid by the Sheriff’s Office to and subsidy given to help with family coverage.
Free Health Clinic
For all members and members of his/her family on the agency’s insurance plan (Ages 8 and older).
Dispensed at the Health Clinic
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Members gain 16 hours of PTO each month.
The Longevity Benefit awarded to members who have completed five (5) or more years of continuous service with the agency. Beginning with the 5th completed year of service, eight (8) additional hours are added to the member’s PTO balance for each year of service.
Example: A ten-year member receives 96 hours of PTO each year. An additional 48 hours of longevity pay is awarded and deposited into his/her PTO on the merit date.
Members who attend an accredited college or university can receive compensation for completed classes. Members pursuing an undergraduate degree can receive $2,000 per fiscal year; the graduate degree can receive $3,000 per fiscal year.
OSCEOLA COUNTY SUPPORTS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY MAY REQUEST REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS THROUGHOUT THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS BY CALLING 407-344-5240. REQUESTS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS MUST BE MADE FIVE(5) DAYS IN ADVANCE.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We encourage veterans, service members and their spouses and family members to apply for employment with this agency; applicants will receive preference and priority in hiring decisions.