County of Alameda

Identification Supervisor (#1286)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Non-Sworn Sheriff Dept (029)
$39.96-$48.36 Hourly / $3,196.80-$3,868.80 BiWeekly /
$6,926.40-$8,382.40 Monthly / $83,116.80-$100,588.80 Yearly

Under direction, to act as shift supervisor in the Central Identification Bureau (CIB) servicing the requirements of all city law enforcement departments in Alameda County and the Sheriff's Office; and to do related work as required.


Identification Supervisors are assigned to a shift or administrative duties. Identification Supervisors are responsible for the work assignment of the Unit’s Latent Fingerprint Examiners, Fingerprint Examiners, and support staff; Incumbents oversee the identification and maintenance of criminal records, and perform related work.

Positions in this class differ from the next lower class of Latent Fingerprint Examiner in that the higher class has shift supervisory responsibility. Latent Fingerprint Examiners are primarily responsible for latent casework assignments.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Identification Supervisors oversee the shift assignments, record processing, and service to all local law enforcement and County booking agencies.

2. Create and monitor shift schedules to include assignments, and specialized duties to maintain 24-hour fingerprint identification/confirmation coverage.

3. Oversees the manual and electronic fingerprint comparisons, data images of fingerprint and mugshot quality, criminal record processing, and maintenance. This includes sealing, filing and purging of criminal records, maintain criminal records history and record database corrections to ensure criminal record accuracy.

4. Provides direction, guidance, and trains CIB staff on the CAL-ID systems, fundamental of the science of fingerprints, basic identification skills, and various processing procedures. Specialized focus on Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Cogent Mugshot System (CMS), and County support systems CORPUS/CRIMS. May train and/or assist with training to outside agencies on the usages and procedures related to CAL-ID system such as LiveScan, CMS, and Mobile ID.

5. Maintains unit training files for subordinates to assure friction ridge training meets current industry requirements. Responsible for organizing and scheduling subordinates training.

6. Reviews logs, reports and technical work of subordinates.

7. Writes reports, employee evaluations, and performs other supervisory functions.

8. Reviews incoming subpoenas and court documents, and oversees Fingerprint Examiner court testimony assignments.

9. Reviews and approves all latent fingerprint identifications.

10. Verifies accuracy of documents prepared by subordinates for certification; prepare and supervises preparation of statistical data and reports.

11. Prepares written directives and operational manuals as directed.

12. Testifies in court as the authorized custodian of all Sheriff’s Office records maintained at CIB. 

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The equivalent of three years full-time experience in the class of Fingerprint Examiner or one-year full-time experience in the class of Latent Fingerprint Examiner in the Alameda County classified service. 


The equivalent of three years full-time experience in a class equivalent to Fingerprint Examiner, or two years in a class equivalent to Latent Fingerprint Examiner, in any law enforcement agency which provides identification services including at least one year of supervisory, senior or lead experience in the forensic area.

Special Requirement:

Incumbents must be willing to work all shifts (day, swing, graveyard), including weekends and holidays and must be available to work overtime when necessary.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of employee supervision and training.
• Fingerprint identification.
• Automated fingerprint identification system.
• Principles of fingerprinting identification and procedures.
• Standard office methods, equipment and correspondence.
• Criminal justice automated systems.
• Standard office methods and equipment.

Ability to:

• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Make decisions.
• Plan and organize.
• Exercise management control.
• Provide leadership.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Demonstrate flexibility.

HC:db-Revised: l/90
Old doc: 0149h
New doc: 1286.doc
CSC Date: 2/14/90
SA:pf Rev. 5/4/04
CSC Date: 7/7/04
SJ:ah Revised 11/16/16
CSC Date: 1/4/17


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.