Sanford, Florida
FULL-TIME - $54,267.20 - $67,849.60 Annually
Apr 30, 2021
Jun 29, 2021

General Description

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of LATENT PRINT SUPERVISOR assigned to the Latent Print Unit of the Forensic Laboratory Services Division. This position is non-sworn and is responsible for supervisory duties for the latent print unit as well as performing highly specialized and technical work in the latent print discipline, including analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification of friction ridge skin impressions.

All pre-screen questionnaires require a NOTARIZED Background Waiver (Download PDF reader) included in the link provided and are to be uploaded to your pre-screen questionnaire.

Pre-screen questionnaires must be submitted before the closing date of May 20, 2021.

Typical Duties

Note: Listed functions, duties, responsibilities and skills is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as deemed necessary for the operational efficiency of the Sheriff's Office.

  • Coordinates the organizational, staffing and operational activities of the Latent Print Unit
  • Supervises personnel assigned to the Latent Print Unit and provides training and technical assistance for assigned personnel in the performance of their duties
  • Initiates and effectively recommends performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or commendatory actions for assigned personnel
  • Responsible for the quality control measures within the Latent Print Unit which will include the technical and administrative review of casework as well as participation in the annual quality audits
  • Performs the duties of the Technical Lead per accreditation requirements
  • Participates in the development of the annual Division budget
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and priorities
  • Reviews and revises operating procedures for the Latent Print Unit and makes recommendations for improved efficiency
  • Coordinates and facilitates communication between other units of the Sheriff's Office. Serves as a liaison to various committees as assigned
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings, maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the discipline of latent prints and incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs and procedures
  • Testifies in court as required
  • Complete specialized classroom and on-the-job training as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in Forensic Science or a closely related scientific field. A master's degree in Forensic Science is desirable
  • Applicants may substitute the degree requirements with experience as a Latent Print Analyst on a two (2) years of experience for each year of education providing the training and experience meets the training requirements of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Applicant must have an minimum of five (5) years experience in the forensic discipline of latent prints. If substituting experience for the degree requirement, this experience must be in addition to that experience
  • Applicant must be competent and proficient in the analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification of latent prints
  • Certification by the International Association of Identification is preferred or applicant must be willing to obtain and maintain certification upon appointment
  • Previous work experience within a Latent Print Unit is preferred
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License and have a good driving record
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other
  • Ability to provided sworn testimony as an expert witness in court
  • Ability to work with and not be sensitive to strong chemicals and odors; to work with, and not be sensitive to, evidence that may depict graphic scenes of violence
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of the Unit's team members
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory accreditation standards is preferred


The work environment for this position is in an office atmosphere. The incumbent performs most illustrative duties in a sedentary position. Work is generally performed during normal business hours although the incumbent may be required to work any schedule that fulfills the needs of the position.


Mobility-Some sedentary work but some standing and walking; constant use of a computer;

Lifting-Able to lift 25 pounds;

Visual-Constant overall vision; constant eye-hand coordination; frequent reading/close-up work;

Dexterity­-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching;

Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact; decision-making and


Special Requirements-Ability to behave respectably and with utmost integrity even when off duty. May be required to respond for any critical incident, manmade or natural. Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime.

Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by the Human Resources Division. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the Pre-Screen Questionnaire or Employment Application will disqualify your application.

Candidates must also comply with the Agency's current Tattoo and Body Ornamentation Policy. A copy of General Order 28 - Dress and Appearance can be accessed here (Download PDF reader). An applicant's tattoos and body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application and will be documented as part of the agency's review process, even if otherwise meeting the Agency's policy.

Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from the Human Resources Division, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process.

Unclassified Position

Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Human Resources Division

Sanford FL 32773

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support our military veterans and their families, and encourage them to consider applying to agency job announcements for which they may qualify.

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