City of Miami, Florida Police Department

Latent Print Examiner

Closing Date

January 26, 2018 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary

$63,405.26 - $119,560.27 Annually
Salary may be negotiable based on preferred certification and years of experience.

Job Code

5030-20171225-ORIG

Nature of Work

This is specialized and technical work in latent fingerprint/palm print examination and identification within the Police Department.

Work involves the examination, comparison, and identification of latent fingerprints/palm prints and other specialized methods utilizing chronology knowledge of latent print processing. Work includes the responsibility for the maintenance and identification of criminal evidential records and latent fingerprint/palm print evidence. Work is intellectual and varied in nature as opposed to routine mental, manual, mechanical, and physical work and involves the consistent exercise of judgment and discretion in its performance. Work may be performed on an assigned basis as part of an investigation/prosecution of criminal offenders. Direct supervision is received from the Senior Latent Print Examiner or designee who reviews work for completeness, technical quality, and adherence to departmental standards.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, compares, evaluates, identifies, and prepares latent fingerprints/palm prints for court exhibits, and testifies in all courts of law as a qualified expert witness.
  • Develops and maintains latent fingerprint/palm print files; keeps files on single and partial fingerprints/palm prints found at crime scenes for possible future identification.
  • May provide latent identification services to other municipalities, counties, state, and federal agencies.
  • Utilizes the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (A.F.I.S.) for search of latent prints, generated from open criminal cases, in an attempt to identify criminals.
  • Classifies fingerprints/palm prints and records classifications according to standard classification codes; searches files to find specific prints or make comparisons.
  • May assist in the training of, but not limited to: Crime Scene Investigators, Latent Print Examiner Trainees and Police Recruits in the basic and advanced techniques of crime scene processing, latent print processing and court room testimony.
  • Performs other related work as required.

Minimum Requirements

Associate's Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, or related field from an accredited college or university, and four (4) years experience in latent finger/palm print examination, comparison, identification, and development with a recognized law enforcement agency, which must have included courtroom testimony.

OR

Equivalent combination of training and experience beyond a high school diploma.

NOTE #1: Certification as a Latent Print Examiner from the International Association of Identification is highly preferred.

NOTE #2: Education beyond a Bachelor's degree will not substitute for the required years of experience.

NOTE #3: IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE STATED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON THE RESULTS OF AN ORAL STRUCTURED INTERVIEW AMD TEST OF PROFICIENCY IN IDENTIFYING LATENT FINGERPRINTS.

To Apply

Read the official job posting and apply online here.

An Equal Opportunity Employer