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Recruitment #W2769-00-o22926


Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Performs 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.


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.

  • Examines, classifies and files 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.
  • Operates and performs limited maintenance of video-imaging system, live-scan fingerprinting system and automated fingerprint identification system equipment.
  • Assists in the training of less qualified or experienced employees.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Working knowledge of the Henry, NCIC and AFIS Fingerprint Classification Systems.
  • Working knowledge of the science of fingerprint identification.
  • Working knowledge of alphabetic and numeric filing systems.
  • Working knowledge of various computer systems used in the identification of fingerprints.
  • Working knowledge of court procedures.
  • Some knowledge of photographic equipment operation.
  • Skill in making contact photos and print processing.
  • Skill in the operation of video-imaging and live-scan fingerprinting equipment and computer terminals.
  • Skill in taking quality finger, palm and foot prints.
  • Skill in examining, identifying, comparing and matching fingerprints.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to accurately sort, file, and/or retrieve material using alphabetical, numerical and chronological systems.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Two years of experience classifying or identifying fingerprints using the Henry Fingerprint Classification System.




Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Successful completion of the Fingerprint Specialist Trainee program.

Selection Process

  • Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
  • Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
  • Establish List (Civil Service Office)
  • Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
  • Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
  • Job Offer (Hiring Agency)
  • Conclusion

    OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.


    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


    DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


    NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


    NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


    EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


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