Latent Print Examiner I

Expiring today

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Orlando, FL
Posted
May 18, 2019
Closes
Jul 17, 2019
Ref
2450794#OJ--OCSF.1
Industry
Government, Security
Category
Law, Security

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the examination and conclusion of any questioned finger/palm/footprint (unknown ridge detail) related to a criminal investigation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Must meet one of the following education/employment options:
    • Option 1: Four or more years of related latent print examiner experience.
    • Option 2: Associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) from two-year college or university and two years of related latent print experience.
    • Option 3: A Bachelor's Degree and one year of related latent print examiner experience.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card
  • Clean criminal history; any arrest history will be individually evaluated.
  • No illegal drug usage within the past two years, all other usage will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver's license. Must attend and successfully complete the agency sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) training if assignment includes driving agency vehicle. Use of agency vehicle would require appropriate driving history and passing agency biennial driver's physical exam.
  • Biometric Identification System (BIS) certification must be obtained within one (1) year from date of appointment and maintained as a condition of employment.
  • Must have working knowledge of federal, state, and county laws pertaining to the collection and use of physical evidence.
  • Must have knowledge and skill in techniques and procedures used in crime scene investigations (e.g., evidence collection, storage, handling, analysis, and documentation to include the use of related chemicals and photography).
  • Must be able to perform work under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to self-manage which includes adaptability, dependability, and initiative.
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to establish and maintain positive, cooperative working relationships.
  • Must have working knowledge of court proceedings and testimony as well as be able to testify as an expert court witness.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must successfully pass the Latent Print Examiner I Candidate Skills Test.
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups and respond to questions from managers, attorneys, investigators and/or detectives.
  • Must have basic computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications (e.g., Word; Excel, Access). Must have the ability to learn and use specialized applications.
  • Applicants with body ornamentation (tattoos) shall not have any visible body ornamentation on the head, face, and neck area, which includes the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button. Employees shall not have any visible body ornamentation located on the hands which is defined as the area from wrist to fingertips; however, a tattoo simulating a wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand will not be considered excessive as described herein. Applicants are encouraged to read the agency body ornamentation policy before applying.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES:
  • Prior training in fingerprint classification/comparison and/or latent print analysis preferred.

PROCESSING & TRAINING

  • Selected applicants will be required to pass the Latent Print Examiner Skills Test.
  • Panel Interview
  • Upon hire, must successfully complete the Latent Print Examiner Training Program.
  • Some positions, depending on the responsibilities, may require the candidate to successfully pass a physical or other selection processes when needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, smell, 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 a loop or other magnifier, image software, computer screen, comparator, and BIS/NGI, while analyzing/comparing prints). The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • A member in this job classification spends at least 65 percent of their time performing duties that involve the handling, examination, preservation, documentation, preparation or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or contamination, or uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare deceased prints directly from the morgue that may contain old blood and/or other biological material. 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, holidays, and/or extended shifts.

All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.

  • Sheriff contributes majority of cost for medical coverage
  • Life insurance and long term disability insurance is provided by Sheriff; employees may elect to purchase additional coverage
  • Retirement benefits are provided by the Florida Retirement System
  • Uniforms, weapons, and other equipment furnished
  • Education incentive and reimbursement programs
  • 12 vacation days per year/accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • Sick time accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Gym facilities in many agency buildings

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?

  • Yes
  • No

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?

  • Yes
  • No

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)?

  • Yes
  • No

07

How many college credits do you have?

08

How many years of related latent print examiner experience do you have?

09

Are you able to read, write and fluently speak English?

  • Yes
  • No

10

Are there any languages other than English that you can read, write, or speak fluently?

  • Yes
  • No

11

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.

12

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.

13

Have you had a driver's license for at least one (1) year as of this application date?

  • Yes
  • No

14

Have you received MORE THAN two (2) moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not drive and/or have a driver's license

15

Please provide details of your moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?

16

Have you ever had your driver's license suspended or revoked?

  • Yes
  • No, or I do not have a driver's license

17

Please provide details of your driver's license suspension(s) / revocations(s), date(s), state(s) issued and explanation(s).

18

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

  • Yes
  • No

19

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.

  • Yes
  • No

20

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.

21

Have you ever been convicted of any misdemeanor crime involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence?

  • Yes
  • No

22

Please provide all misdemeanor conviction charge(s) involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence and date(s).

23

Have you ever been a suspect or a defendant in any criminal investigation?

  • Yes
  • No

24

Please provide an explanation of all your criminal investigation(s) and associated dates.

25

Have you ever been involved in any criminal activity?

  • Yes
  • No

26

Please provide an explanation of all your criminal activity and associated dates.

27

Do you have regular or continuous associations or dealings with anyone under criminal investigation or indictment, or who is involved in criminal behavior?

  • Yes
  • No

28

Please provide an explanation of your associations with the individual(s) under criminal investigation or indictment and the criminal activity that is involved.

29

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a gang or any association that engages in criminal activity?

  • Yes
  • No

30

Please provide the gang and/or association name, location(s) and the dates of involvement.

31

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.)

  • Yes
  • No

32

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.)

33

Have you ever used, possessed, or cultivated an illegal controlled substance?

  • Yes
  • No

34

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.

35

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.)

  • Yes
  • No

36

Please provide the type(s) of illegal drug(s) used within the last 2 years, location(s), and the dates last used.

37

Have you ever been involved in the sale/purchase of illegal drugs either directly or indirectly?

  • Yes
  • No

38

Please provide details of your illegal drug sale(s)/purchase involvement, location(s) and date(s).

39

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
  • Other
  • I am still an Active Reserve

40

What military branch(es), including any state National Guard, did you serve or are you currently serving in?

41

Please provide the dates of service to include Active and/or Reserve service.

42

Were you ever formally disciplined while in the military to include any Article 15's?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable

43

Please provide type of military discipline(s), reasons for the discipline, and dates.

44

Are you currently employed by a law enforcement or corrections agency and if so, are you currently under internal investigation?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable

45

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

46

Please provide the employer's name where you were under internal investigation, to include each incident, date(s), and outcome.

47

Have you ever been disciplined by any past or current employer?

  • Yes
  • No

48

Please provide the employer's name where you were disciplined, type of discipline(s) and date(s).

49

Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a job?

  • Yes
  • No

50

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).

51

Have you applied with any other law enforcement agencies?

  • Yes
  • No

52

What agency, city/state and date(s) of application?

Required Question

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