Part-time Latent Print Examiner (Contract Position), 16-32 hours per week. Examines fingerprint evidence related to criminal investigations. Uses ACE-V methodology to determine suitability for comparison; uses the Biometric Identification System (BIS formerly AFIS) and Next Generation Identification system (NGI formerly IAFIS) to develop potential subjects for further comparison; and compares suitable latent prints to known finger/palm records. In some cases, may be required to use the Henry Classification System to locate old fingerprint records. Courtroom testimony may be required to support work performed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Examines fingerprint evidence left at crime scene and attempts to identify suspects.
- Compares latent prints to the prints of known suspects.
- Uses the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to search for a match. May be required to use the Henry System of Identification for locating old prints.
- Compiles reports on examination findings and enters data into computer systems.
- Reviews work performed by other Latent Examiners.
- May be required to testify in court hearings about work performed.
Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) from a four-year college or university in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, or a related field plus two (2) years as a full-time latent print examiner
; or Associate's Degree (A. A. or A. S.) in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, or a related field plus four (4) years as a full-time latent print examiner
; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Certifications:
International Association for Identification (IAI) Latent Print Examiner Certification, preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative but not inclusive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be offered to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus (e.g., utilizes comparator, computer screen, AFIS, and loop while comparing prints).
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be offered to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to identify deceased prints (either latent prints or at the morgue) that may contain old blood. Work is generally performed in a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. May be required to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Must be available for twenty-four (24) hour call out.
01 You must be at least 18 years of age to work in a non-law enforcement capacity. If applying for a non-law enforcement position, are you at least 18 years of age?
02 Are you a United States citizen or do you possess a valid permanent resident alien card?
- I am a United States citizen
- I am not a United States citizen, but I do possess a valid permanent resident alien card
- I am neither a United States citizen nor do I possess a valid permanent resident alien card
03 If you possess a permanent resident alien card, please provide the issue date, expiration date and the category code.
04 Do you have any tattoos or body ornamentation on the hands, head, neck, or face?
05 Please provide the description(s) and location(s) of ALL tattoos / body ornamentation(s)?
06 Do you possess a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)?
07 How many college credits do you have?
08 Are you able to read, write and fluently speak English?
09 Are there any languages other than English that you can read, write, or speak fluently?
10 Please provide the other languages you can read, write, or speak fluently. Enter each language on a separate line and beside each enter whether you read, write, or speak the language fluently.
11 If you have a driver's license, what is your driver's license # and the state of issuance? Enter N/A if you have no driver's license.
12 Have you had a driver's license for at least one (1) year as of this application date?
13 Have you received MORE THAN two (2) moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?
- I do not drive and/or have a driver's license
14 Please provide details of your moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?
15 Have you ever had your driver's license suspended or revoked?
- No, or I do not have a driver's license
16 Please provide details of your driver's license suspension(s) / revocations(s), date(s), state(s) issued and explanation(s).
17 Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
18 Have you ever been arrested or charged with a felony and/or misdemeanor crime? Pursuant to F.S.S. 943.059, arrests that have been sealed or expunged must be disclosed.
19 Please provide the felony and/or misdemeanor arrest(s) or charge information and date(s). If applicable, please note whether the arrest was sealed or expunged.
20 Have you ever been convicted of any misdemeanor crime involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence?
21 Please provide all misdemeanor conviction charge(s) involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence and date(s).
22 Have you ever been a suspect or a defendant in any criminal investigation?
23 Please provide an explanation of all your criminal investigation(s) and associated dates.
24 Have you ever been involved in any criminal activity?
25 Please provide an explanation of all your criminal activity and associated dates.
26 Do you have regular or continuous associations or dealings with anyone under criminal investigation or indictment, or who is involved in criminal behavior?
27 Please provide an explanation of your associations with the individual(s) under criminal investigation or indictment and the criminal activity that is involved.
28 Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a gang or any association that engages in criminal activity?
29 Please provide the gang and/or association name, location(s) and the dates of involvement.
30 Have you been or known anyone who has been associated with any organization, past or present that would place the integrity of the Sheriff's Office in question? (e.g. KKK, Nazi organization, organized crime, etc.)
31 Please provide an explanation of these associations or dealings you have with these individuals that would place the integrity of the Sheriff's Office in question;. (e.g. KKK, Nazi organization, organized crime, etc.)
32 Have you ever used, possessed, or cultivated an illegal controlled substance?
33 Please provide an explanation of your drug use, and/or possession, and/or cultivation of an illegal controlled substance along with associated dates of last use/involvement.
34 Within the last two (2) years from the date of this application, have you used any illegal drug(s) or illegal controlled substance(s)? (e.g. - marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, etc.)
35 Please provide the type(s) of illegal drug(s) used within the last 2 years, location(s), and the dates last used.
36 Have you ever been involved in the sale/purchase of illegal drugs either directly or indirectly?
37 Please provide details of your illegal drug sale(s)/purchase involvement, location(s) and date(s).
38 Have you ever served in the armed forces (Military), and if so, what type of discharge did you receive?
- I did not serve in the military
- Honorable Discharge
- Honorable Discharge under General Conditions
- Dishonorable Discharge
- I am still an Active Reserve
39 What military branch(es), including any state National Guard, did you serve or are you currently serving in?
40 Please provide the dates of service to include Active and/or Reserve service.
41 Were you ever formally disciplined while in the military to include any Article 15's?
42 Please provide type of military discipline(s), reasons for the discipline, and dates.
43 Are you currently employed by a law enforcement or corrections agency and if so, are you currently under internal investigation?
44 If you have prior law enforcement or corrections experience, have you ever been under internal investigation?
- No, I have never been under internal investigation at a prior law enforcement or corrections agency
- Yes, I have been under internal investigation at a prior law enforcement or corrections agency
- Not Applicable
45 Please provide the employer's name where you were under internal investigation, to include each incident, date(s), and outcome.
46 Have you ever been disciplined by any past or current employer?
47 Please provide the employer's name where you were disciplined, type of discipline(s) and date(s).
48 Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a job?
49 Please provide the employer name(s) where your were terminated or asked to resign, reason for departure(s), and date(s) of termination(s)/resignation(s).
50 Have you applied with any other law enforcement agencies?
51 What agency, city/state and date(s) of application?
52 How many years of full-time latent print examiner experience do you have?
- I do not have any full-time latent print examiner experience.
- I have less than 1 year of full-time latent print examiner experience.
- I have at least 1 year but less than 2 years of full-time latent print examiner experience.
- I have at least 2 years but less than 3 years of full-time latent print examiner experience.
- I have at least 3 years but less than 4 years of full-time latent print examiner experience.
- I have 4 or more years of full-time latent print examiner experience.