Gainesville, Florida Police Department

Latent Print Examiner

Summary

Gainesville Police Department is seeking a Latent Print Examiner to perform advanced level technical work analyzing, comparing and evaluating friction ridge impressions.

This is advanced technical work analyzing, comparing, and evaluating friction ridge impressions.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on skilled latent print processing and evaluating friction ridge evidence.

To be considered for this position you must possess the following:

Or

Certifications/Licenses

Notes

Examples of Work

This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Analyzes friction ridge impressions and determines value for comparison and/or makes entries into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).
  • Compares friction ridge impressions with known impressions in accordance with established guidelines and accepted best forensic practices.
  • Evaluates the data and makes appropriate conclusions regarding findings.
  • Prepares reports and forwards results to appropriate personnel and/or agencies.
  • Provides expert witness testimony in both state and federal court proceedings.
  • Performs administrative work to include monthly statistics and other reports as necessary.
  • Stays abreast of trends and innovations in the field of friction ridge analysis and attends seminars, conferences and meetings related to forensic science.
  • Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • May work in the forensic laboratory to obtain latent print impressions from items of evidentiary value; photographs and documents such evidence for later latent print comparison.
  • May provide training and technical advice in latent print processing and proper handling of friction ridge evidence.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Biology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a closely related field; and three (3) years of experience analyzing and comparing latent print evidence within a law enforcement agency or forensic laboratory.
  • Or an Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Biology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a closed related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience analyzing and comparing latent print evidence within a law enforcement agency or forensic laboratory.

Licenses

  • None

Certifications

  • Certification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Certified Latent Print Examiner must be obtained within eighteen (18) months from date of appointment and maintained as a condition of employment.
  • Florida Crime Information (FCIC) and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) certifications must be obtained within three (3) months from date of appointment and maintained as a condition of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Physical and Environmental Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment

To Apply

Please note: The only way to successfully apply for this position is through our site:
http://cityofgainesville.org/humanresources/employmentopportunities