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The St. Louis Metro Police Dept. Crime Lab has an opening for a Latent Print Examiner

The St. Louis Metro Police Dept. Crime Lab has an opening for a Latent Print Examiner

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime lab is hiring for the position of Latent Print Examiner.  We are filling two positions at this time.  Our Latent Unit is accredited and is housed in our newly remodeled Police Headquarters Building in downtown St. Louis.  

Latent print casework experience in an ISO 17025 accredited lab and IAI Certification is preferred.  Salary can be negotiated based on experience and certification.    

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position prepare and identify latent fingerprint evidence of subjects. Duties include processing evidence for possible latent fingerprints; testifying in court and maintaining latent fingerprint files. For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Latent Fingerprint Examiner at:

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in Physical Science or Criminal Justice; plus two years of experience in Latent Fingerprint Technology. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certification: Must obtain AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol within 24 months of date of hire; become REJIS and MULES certified; and obtain IAI Latent Certification. All certifications must be maintained while employed by the City of St. Louis.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing application and be able to present license at the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver’s license will be required to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of Oral Interview.

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. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and “DNA buccal swab”

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran’s 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.

Examination Components

  • 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.


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

Go to the City of St. Louis job listing at the below link and click apply!  The jobs close on 3/24/17.

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