Latent Print Examiner

Position: Latent Print Examiner
Division: Enforcement
Salary: $37,558 – $58,513
Deadline: Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Latent Examiner demonstrates acceptable evidence collection techniques to ensure the integrity of the collected evidence is handled pursuant to accredited laboratory guidelines and requirements. The employee evaluates latent prints for comparative quality and determines iflatent prints meet criteria required for AFIS entry and search as well as manual comparison. The employee conducts latent print analysis using the ACE-V methodology; ensuring positive identification meets the minimum ridge characteristic requirements. The examiner prepares and submits report findings to the appropriate personnel.

Essential Functions are as follows: Performs latent print examinations, comparison and identifications. Prepares prints for Automated Fingerprint Identification System I Biometric Identification Solution (AFIS I BIS) entries and searching; Make positive identifications of individuals or exclusions from the minutiae inherent to each individual, May process evidence for latent prints; Utilize Adobe Photoshop; Reports results of examinations, comparisons and identification; Compiles statistical data; Attend pre-trial conferences, depositions and testify in courts as an expert witness; Work with local law enforcement and state agencies; as well as, any other duties that may be assigned. See Job description in Human Resources for further information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years full time experience or (An Associates Degree plus 3 years full time experience as a ten print or latent print examiner equals the Bachelor degree requirement or 4 years full time experience as a latent print examiner equals Bachelors degree requirement). If the applicant is using the experience substitution to meet the educational requirements, letters of endorsement should include information concerning the number of year’s basic and full time experience the applicant possesses
  • Minimum of 80 hours of formal training in latent print matters
  • IAI Latent Print Examiner Certification preferred; not required

SKILLS & JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Must possess initiative and be able to prioritize duties to meet deadlines
  • Must possess professional verbal, inter-personal skills, and written communication skills
  • 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/or technical reviews of casework, reports and worksheets.
  • Ability to ensure proper chain of custody is maintained at all times
  • Ability to obtain major case prints from a morgue environment, and obtain comparative exemplars
  • Ability to simplify complex subject matter and verbally communicate it
  • Proficient in Microsoft
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
THE OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
2601 E. IRLO BRONSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
KISSIMMEE, FL 34744
407-344-5240

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 407-348-1130. REQUESTS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS MUST BE MADE FIVE (5) DAYS IN ADVANCE.
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