The Miami Dade Police Department has an opening for a Fingerprint Analyst 2

Position: Fingerprint Analyst 2

Salary: $60,832.46-$88,679.50 

Location: Doral, Florida

The MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT (MDPD) Fingerprint Identification Section is seeking an experienced friction ridge examiner with at least one year of fingerprint identification experience for an anticipated vacancy. The Fingerprint Identification Section is a large, state-of-the-art facility with modern equipment, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) work stations, and forensic latent laboratory. We seek an individual who will meet the challenge of becoming a court-qualified Fingerprint Analyst 2, and is able to work independently within a team environment. The ideal candidate will possess supervisory experience, Tenprint or Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification, knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards, and knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems.

Applicants must be a US citizen or US permanent resident prior to being hired. Applicants must have a bachelor or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university or a non-science degree with completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework.

Qualified applicants will be subject to an extensive screening process to include background investigation, fingerprint check, physical and polygraph examination.

Duties:

  • Supervise Fingerprint Analyst 1s and Police Records Specialist 1s
  • Classify, search, and file fingerprint records
  • Analyze, compare, and evaluate friction ridge impressions using the AFIS
  • Write technical reports
  • Review technical and administrative assignments for quality, accuracy, and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Evaluate and rate employee performance
  • Access criminal history by utilizing the Criminal Justice Information System
  • Identify, research, and correct identity issues
  • Testify in court as required

Benefits:

  • Health/Dental Benefits
  • Florida Retirement System (Special Risk): 25 years, 75% of salary (vested after 6 years), 3% cost to employee
  • Deferred Compensation investment program available (pretax investment)
  • Two (2) weeks of paid vacation annually
  • 96 hours of paid sick leave per year
  • First 48 hours of sick leave that is not used can be converted to annual vacation days
  • Eligible employees will be paid for 100% of unused sick leave at date of retirement
  • College tuition refund program – County will pay 50% of tuition for approved curriculum
  • 3-5% annual merit pay and cost of living raises
  • 5% salary increase for IAI Tenprint Certification
  • Annual Longevity Bonus after 15 years of service
  • 14 paid holidays (includes birthday and two floating holidays)
  • No state income tax
  • The laboratory has been ASCLD/LAB accredited since 1989 and recently became accredited in the latent print and tenprint disciplines as of 2015.
  • The Department has been CALEA accredited since 1993

Applicants must apply online at: www.miamidade.gov/jobs

Closing Date: 01/14/2019

For additional information contact:

Heather Kendall, Fingerprint Supervisor
Miami-Dade Police Department
Forensic Services Bureau/Fingerprint Identification Section
9105 NW 25 St
Miami, Florida 33172

HAKendall@mdpd.com
(305) 471-2016

 

The Miami Dade Police Department has an opening for a Fingerprint Analyst I

Position: Fingerprint Analyst 1

Salary: $45,524.70-76,138.40

Location: Doral, Florida

The MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT (MDPD) Fingerprint Identification Section is seeking an entry-level Fingerprint Analyst (Tenprint Examiner) for an anticipated vacancy. The Fingerprint Identification Section is a large, state-of-the-art facility with modern equipment, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) work stations, and forensic latent laboratory. We seek an individual who will meet the challenge of becoming a court-qualified Fingerprint Analyst 1, and is able to work independently within a team environment. The ideal candidate will possess some fingerprint training/experience, knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards, and knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems.

Applicants must be a US citizen or US permanent resident prior to being hired. Applicants must have a bachelor or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university or a non-science degree with completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework.

Qualified applicants will be subject to an extensive screening process to include background investigation, fingerprint check, physical and polygraph examination.

Duties:

  • Classify, search, and file fingerprint records
  • Analyze, compare, and evaluate friction ridge impressions using the AFIS
  • Write technical reports
  • Obtain fingerprints of individuals in an effort to establish their identity
  • Access criminal history by utilizing the Criminal Justice Information System
  • Identify, research, and correct identity issues
  • Testify in court as required

Benefits:

  • Health/Dental Benefits
  • Florida Retirement System (Special Risk): 25 years, 75% of salary (vested after 6 years), 3% cost to employee
  • Deferred Compensation investment program available (pretax investment)
  • Two (2) weeks of paid vacation annually
  • 96 hours of paid sick leave per year
  • First 48 hours of sick leave that is not used can be converted to annual vacation days
  • Eligible employees will be paid for 100% of unused sick leave at date of retirement
  • College tuition refund program – County will pay 50% of tuition for approved curriculum
  • 3-5% annual merit pay and cost of living raises
  • 5% salary increase for IAI Tenprint Certification
  • Annual Longevity Bonus after 15 years of service
  • 14 paid holidays (includes birthday and two floating holidays)
  • No state income tax
  • The laboratory has been ASCLD/LAB accredited since 1989 and recently became accredited in the latent print and tenprint disciplines as of 2015.
  • The Department has been CALEA accredited since 1993

Applicants must apply online at: www.miamidade.gov/jobs

Closing Date: 12/17/2018

For additional information contact:

Heather Kendall, Fingerprint Supervisor
Miami-Dade Police Department
Forensic Services Bureau/Fingerprint Identification Section
9105 NW 25 St
Miami, Florida 33172

HAKendall@mdpd.com
(305) 471-2016

 

The City of St. Louis, Mo. has an opening for a Fingerprint Technician Supervisor

ST LOUIS-MO GOV

Mayor Lyda Krewson

Applying To: Fingerprint Technician Supervisor

Salary

  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00

Normal entry salary is $41,730.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for the daily operation of the Police Division’s

Fingerprint Technician Unit. Examples of duties include: supervising the work of Fingerprint

Technicians and ensuring all assignments are completed to approved standards and preparing monthly work schedules and activity reports.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Fingerprint Technician Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Certification: Must have AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol, REJIS and MULES criminal history files and arrest records certification.A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.); plus three years of experience as a Fingerprint Technician. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: At least one year of previous supervisory experience is preferred.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.

Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application even if you submit a resume. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a “Drug Screen” and submit to a “DNA buccal swab” as part of the medical examination.

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS:

To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of

Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2870

November 16, 2018

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Fingerprint (Tenprint) Examiner

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office

Fingerprint Examiner (Tenprint Examiner)Class Code:
631D
SALARY RANGE
$15.77 – $24.58 Hourly
$32,801.60 – $51,126.40 Annually
  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Receives, evaluates, marks, classifies, submits, and compares hard copy and electronic ten-print and palm impressions utilizing Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Assigns personal identification numbers (PIN) to newly received fingerprints, and confirms that fingerprints already on file are placed under existing PIN. This serves as a tracking tool for the identification process including aliases names. Prepares and submits logs and reports of findings and workflow. Obtains ink print impressions from the public as well as major case print impressions from deceased bodies. Performs at least 65 percent of the time in the collection, examination, documentation, or analysis of physical evidence having potential biological, chemical, or contamination, or use chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health damaging properties in the analysis of said evidence. Receive and compare fingerprints to known fingerprints for verification of identity on documents such as trespass warnings, records challenges, pawn tickets, and prior convictions or judgments. May receive subpoenas to testify in a court of law on any matter involving above job description when needed.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to accurately enter and/or retrieve information from various computer systems and/or programs in a timely manner
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.
  • Ability to generate written documentation in an accurate, concise, legible, and timely manner as required by the position.
  • Ability to classify fingerprints and to file and search fingerprint records.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques used in obtaining, examining and comparing ten-print and other impressions to make proper identification.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment including computers and various software applications.
  • Skill in taking quality fingerprints, palm prints, and foot prints.
  • Skill in identifying and comparing prints.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Required to sit and use hands and fingers, to handle or feel. Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb stairs or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Requires close vision.

TASKS AND POLICIES:

  • Maintains records, libraries, and office files.
  • Evaluates hardcopy and electronic ten-prints and palm  prints to determine sufficient quality for entry into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).   Classifies prints and enters them in database utilizing identification numbers.
  • Searches databases and performs inquiries into local, state or federal criminal information system to verify  identity.  Marks identified matches.  Finds, tracks and reports aliases.
  • Takes, records and maintains fingerprint, palm print and foot print impressions of offenders as well as persons requiring fingerprint verification including employment, wrongful name use and identity theft.
  • Successfully completes all assignments to specifications, within specified timeframe and budget as directed and in accordance with agency policies and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

POLICIES

  • Arrives on time for work, limits breaks, and lunches to the allotted time, and leaves on time. Uses leave in accordance with General Orders; communicates and cooperates with management in providing proper notice of leave; patterns and amounts of leave usage (not including legitimate, properly scheduled and approved leave and protected leave).
  • Volume of work accomplished is consistent with position requirements and produced within quality tolerance standards.
  • Works with other team members to achieve group goals by contributing ideas in group settings, accepting ideas contributed by others, operating within team rules, participating in team meetings, working with team members to improve job knowledge and skills, putting team goals over personal goals, and supporting team leaders once decisions are made.
  • Follows standard office procedures, safety policies and  procedures and Agency General Orders.
  • Maintains good interpersonal relations (the manner in which the employee responds emotionally and verbally) with the public, other employees, and supervisors. This policy also relates to the image the employee projects and includes cleanliness and personal grooming.
  • Operates and cares for equipment, tools, and vehicles according to prescribed standards and schedules.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Associate’s degree or higher; or high school diploma/GED with (2) years experience preferred.
  • Minimum of twenty (20) hours of IAI (International Association of Identification) approved, or equivalent ten-print training required.
  • Must obtain IAI approved Ten Print Examiner certification within two (2) years of achieving the required education and experience.
  • AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) experience preferred.
  • Valid Florida driver license required.

NOTE:

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Director of Forensic Services

Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff’s Office

Job Title

Director of Forensic Services

Pay Scale

$75,000.00-$100,000.00 Yearly

Job Location (Subject to Change)

Falkenburg Area

Exempt

Yes

Probation

Twelve-month probationary period

Job Overview

Perform forensic operational and strategic managerial duties for both the Identification and Crime Scene areas within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Provide complex services to include responsibility for planning, budgeting, coordinating, and supervising subordinate managers/supervisors and other assigned staff.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Manage complex forensic operations and interact in a leadership role with forensic professionals who serve in subordinate capacities.
  • Direct major programs (e.g., LODIS, NIBIN) to achieve broad organizational goals and objectives.
  • Respond to major crime scenes at any hour of the day or night in order to provide guidance, direction and oversight to crime scene investigators. These scenes will typically involve death investigations where the investigators can expect to work with bloody scenes, decomposition, and other obstacles.
  • Create and maintain budgets, to include the justification of budgets and subsequent fund monitoring and expenditures.
  • Motivate personnel, develop short and long range plans for the bureau, resolve disciplinary issues, interact effectively with other agency members in leadership roles, evaluate and pursue appropriate technology, assess existing practices and policies and make necessary changes.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Extensive knowledge of the functions, services, procedures, and regulations of the area to which assigned.
  • Extensive knowledge of basic fingerprint Classifications Systems (Henry, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)).
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and procedures used in crime scene investigation, forensic ballistics, and law enforcement investigation procedures as they relate to DNA analysis.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and procedures used in fingerprint identification and preservation and advanced latent print identification techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of chemical analysis techniques in print identification and crime scene investigation.
  • Considerable knowledge of state statutes pertaining to Criminal Registrants, expunging and sealing records, privacy laws, and the dissemination of public information.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and county criminal laws and ordinances pertaining to the collection and use of physical evidence.
  • Considerable knowledge of various computer systems used in the identification of fingerprints.
  • Considerable knowledge of alphabetic and numeric filing systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of photography practices and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of procedures and policies established for the entry of DNA from swabs into the LODIS database as well as the extraction of analysis results from communication from LODIS.
  • Considerable knowledge of court proceedings and testimony.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
  • Ability to keep up with the current/emerging technology in the forensic sciences and criminology fields.
  • Ability to establish objectives and strategies, identify required resources, and develop plans to carry out work.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to analyze data and present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use considerable initiative, think independently, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to establish operation or program objectives and strategies for a functional or operational area.
  • Ability to analyze and report upon operating conditions and problems.
  • Ability to take a long-term view and recognize opportunities to help the organization accomplish its objectives.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

A bachelor’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Forensics, a natural science, or a closely related field; and

Ten years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement forensics as a crime scene investigator and/or latent print examiner; and

Three years of experience as a manager in a law enforcement crime scene and/or latent print section.

 

Preferred Qualification(s)

Certification as a Latent Print Examiner with the International Association for Identification.

Certification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst with the International Association for Identification.

Significant training in one or more of the following disciplines:

  1. Bloodstain Analysis
  2. Tire and Footwear Analysis
  3. DNA Analysis
  4. Crime Scene Reconstruction
  5. Ballistics and Trajectory

Master’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Forensics, a natural science, or a closely related field.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a General Manager II (Crime Scene)

Hillsborough County FL Sheriff’s Office

Job Title

General Manager II (Crime Scene)

Pay Scale

$29.65-$51.11 Hourly; $61,672.00-$106,310.78 Yearly

Starting Salary

$29.65 Hourly; $61,672.00Yearly

Job Schedule (Subject to Change)

Non-standard hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Job Location (Subject to Change)

Main office in Falkenburg Road area. Assignments in various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Exempt

No

Probation

Twelve-month probationary period

Job Overview

Perform operational managerial duties for the Crime Scene Section within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with responsibility for planning, coordinating, and supervising multiple professional level staff members.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Manage the operations of the Crime Scene Section and coordinate and administer assigned programs and resources.
  • Respond to calls for service and process crime scenes for trace evidence including DNA, hairs, fibers, biological evidence, latent prints, photographs and collection of human tissues or fluids, chemicals or materials that may have carcinogenic or biological hazardous health-damaging properties. 
  • Map scenes and cast tire and footwear impressions.
  • Perform aerial photography.
  • Handle loaded weapons and sharp objects.
  • Fingerprint deceased persons and examine for trace evidence.
  • Integrate HCSO’s strategic plan into functional and/or operations, programs, and practices.
  • Supervise and direct the activities of Crime Scene Investigators in achieving established organizational goals and objectives; coordinate functions; assign, monitor, and review work; evaluate performance and initiate corrective action as needed, including termination.
  • Review and proactively act on operational problems.
  • Set performance standards and operational goals for assigned functional area; implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned organizational units.
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with program requirements, regulations, and procedures, and provide consultation to customers on matters relating to functional area.
  • Determine funding requirements, monitor status of allocated funds, and control expenses.
  • Assess staffing needs and identify shortfalls; interview, recruit, and hire new staff.
  • Provide regular communication to subordinate staff, management, executives, and external agencies and departments regarding status of operations or programs.
  • Serve as representative on task forces and committees.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions, services, activities, requirements, and objectives of the Crime Scene Investigators and the Crime Scene Section
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to assigned functional area.
  • Skill in applying existing guidelines and in creating new approaches to develop and modify work plans, methods, and procedures for the work unit or function.
  • Knowledge of weapons.
  • Ability to climb ladders and carry equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, management, and local stakeholder groups to accomplish department’s mission.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in order to present information and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Ability to identify relationships that explain facts, data, or other information and make correct inferences or draw accurate conclusions.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and

Seven years of experience directly related to crime scene investigation, four of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

OR

An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university; and

Six years of experience directly related to crime scene investigation, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

OR

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university; and

Four years of experience directly related to crime scene investigation, two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

OR

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university; and

Three years of supervisory experience directly related to crime scene investigation.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience performing in a supervisor capacity on major crime scenes.

One year of experience approving and editing crime scene reports.

One year of experience assigning follow up investigations in relation to crime scenes.

One years of experience training new crime scene investigators.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess various licenses or certifications at time of hire or within the probationary period, or obtain them within a specified period of time after hire or appointment to the classification.
  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training