Senior Latent Print Examiner
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Supervises, oversees and maintains all latent print evidence and files, and crime related data
- Coordinates, prepares findings, attends and testifies in court as qualified latent print expert regarding evidence collected, latent prints identified and participates in other court proceedings as required.
- Processes latent print; prepares, analyzes and packages evidence; prepares reports.
- Responds to law enforcement, local, state and federal agencies’ inquiries concerning latent print evidence and related data.
- Utilizes chemicals, powders and physical methods for detection and visualization of latent prints using proper safety equipment and procedures. Compares latent prints with a suspect's known inked prints to determine probable match.
- Manages the Automated Fingerprinting Identification System (AFIS) for latent evidence storage.
- Supervises CSI volunteers; assigns and checks work; gives direction on assigned tasks.
- Acts as liaison for state and federal agencies, including police departments by providing latent identification services; provides guidance and expert advice on latent prints and related documentation.
- Prepares detailed reports and documentation regarding crime scene analysis and evidence collection.
- Coordinates and conducts training relating to latent fingerprinting and crime scene analysis for Crime Scene Investigators and law enforcement personnel; produces monthly fingerprint proficiency exam for Crime Scene Investigators.
- Coordinates and conducts field and classroom presentations for special events
- Answers phones, maintains filing system, and performs other related work.
- Knowledge of the criminal mindset.
- Knowledge of advanced fingerprinting classification and filing techniques
- Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations affecting work.
- Knowledge of photographic equipment and fingerprint identification system and other crime scene related equipments and processes.
- Knowledge of the techniques used in preserving and maintaining latent fingerprints
- Knowledge of courtroom procedures
- Knowledge of crime scene investigation techniques.
- Skill in latent processing, evidence collection, photography and other crime scene activities.
- Skill in preparing detailed reports and diagrams.
- Skill in recovering, preserving, comparing and identifying latent prints.
- Skill in identifying fingerprints and other related evidence.
- Skill in operating standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software.
- Ability to testify in court effectively regarding latent print evidence
- Ability to work with and around chemicals used in latent print examination
- Ability to prepare detailed reports
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years related experience in a law enforcement environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Three (3) years experience in latent print identification, required. One (1) year lead/supervisory experience, preferred. Must be certified Latent Print Examiner by the International Association for Identification (IAI). A valid driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: October 1, 2007