Performs trainee duties examining, classifying and filing fingerprints using the Henry Classification System, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to identify offenders, suspected offenders, unknown or deceased persons or to verify identity.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
One year of clerical experience.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.
- Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
- Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
- Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
- Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Note: To be acquired during the training period.
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.
Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Fingerprint Specialist
- Examines, classifies and files deceased fingerprints using the Henry Classification System, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to identify offenders, suspected offenders, unknown or deceased persons.
- Performs inquiries into local, state or federal criminal information systems to verify offender’s identity, history or outstanding warrants.
- Provides local, state and federal law enforcement agencies or departments copies of fingerprints, photographs or arrest records to assist them in investigations
- Takes, records and maintains fingerprints, palm prints, and foot print impressions of offenders and of persons requiring fingerprint verification; and maintains related name indexes and criminal history files.
- Investigates citizen complaints of wrongful name use, compares documents and fingerprints to ensure correct identity and provide documentation to avoid wrongful arrests.
- Performs limited photo‑print processing.
- Compiles data to prepare documents and reports.
- Testifies in court to facilitate the understanding of print examinations, identifications, classifications and filing procedures and actions.
- Chemically process paper products (evidence) in an effort to develop latent prints for comparison.
- May be required to provide operational support during periods of local, state, and national emergencies in the fingerprinting of decedents during emergency situations due to plane crashes, man-made and natural disasters.
- Performs other related duties as required.