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.


  • 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


  • 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: 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
(305) 471-2016