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.


  • 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


  • 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:

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
(305) 471-2016