County of Alameda

Central ID Bureau Manager (#1288)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Non-Sworn Sheriff Dept (029)
$47.21-$57.32 Hourly / $3,776.80-$4,585.60 BiWeekly /
$8,183.07-$9,935.47 Monthly / $98,196.80-$119,225.60 Yearly

Under general direction, plans, supervises, reviews, coordinates and manages the operation of the Central Identification Bureau of the Sheriff’s Office. This bureau is a cooperative venture between the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and all other law enforcement agencies within the County to provide 24-hour criminal identification services. This position supervises the staff of the Identification Bureau and works with other departments related to criminal records and fingerprint identification.


This is a non-sworn manager in the Management Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Incumbents in this class will be responsible for directing the operations of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) related CAL-ID and criminal history databases for implementing the policies of the Local, Regional and State CAL-ID system. Incumbent will also participate in the local and regional Remote Access Network (RAN) Boards of the Alameda-Contra Costa Identification System. The class is distinguished from the lower class of Identification Supervisor in that incumbent is responsible for the overall operation and management of the Central Identification Bureau.

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. Plans and organizes the operation of the Central Identification Bureau. Through unit supervisors, oversees the work of staff engaged in fingerprint identification and fingerprint/mugshot record processes. Fingerprint record processing includes criminal, registrant, DNA, deceased and criminal history correction.

2. Provides direction, training and technical assistance to staff in the operation of the Automated Latent Print Systems (ALPS), the AFIS, Mugshot System, manual identification and all other aspects of related identification work.

3. Prepares budgets, operational and statistical reports, long and short-term goals, unit policy and procedures, outside agency procedures regarding fingerprint record submissions and system usage. Interprets applicable laws, rules, and regulations, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinates engaged in technical activities. Consults with unit supervisors regarding daily operations, staff productivity, and mandates reports.

4. Provides liaison with other public agencies regarding CAL-ID, CORPUS, maintains the CAL-ID database, oversees criminal record management, standard physical evidence processing, and custodian of criminal record functions. Establishes procedures for the operation of the AFIS regarding user agencies and the submission of automated on-line booking identification through the use of CAL-ID Systems including mugshot LiveScan machines.

5. Reviews the methods and results used for fingerprint/palm print identification, mugshot submissions and comparisons for quality assurance standards. Implements new procedures relating to the operation of the bureau, provides guidance on work methods and problem solving. Participates in the hiring and training process, recommends personnel actions related to employee assignments, transfers, and discipline. Consults with unit supervisors regarding daily operations, staff productivity, and mandated reports.

6. Serves as the liaison with other criminal justice agencies within the Federal, State, and local law enforcement.

7. Works closely with the other division managers to ensure consistent application of division policies and procedures.


Either I


The equivalent of two years full-time experience in the class of Identification Supervisor in the Alameda County classified service. 



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Public Administration, Management Information Systems or a closely related field. Additional experience in the operation and/or management of an automated fingerprint identification system or as a latent fingerprint examiner may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.



The equivalent of four years full-time experience in forensic identification and/or forensic sciences which includes at least two (2) years of supervisory, senior or lead experience in the forensic area.


Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license is required.


• Independent travel is required.
• Incumbents must be able to lift objects weighing between 25-50 pounds.
• Candidates for this position will be required to pass a background investigation to the satisfaction of the Sheriff.

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 and techniques of supervision related to the direction, control, evaluation and training of subordinates.
• Principles and practices of fingerprint identification both manual and automated fingerprint classification identification.
• Criminal justice computer systems and programs including CORPUS, CLETS, CAL-ID, FBI/NCIC.
• Principles of Accreditation and quality assurance, along with goals of the Sheriff’s Office.

Ability to:

• Organize and supervise work of employees engaged in the identification and classification of both latent and ten print fingerprints.
• Explain and comply with laws, regulations and policies governing fingerprint identification.
• Identify and analyze administrative problems and implement corrective changes.
• Understand program objectives in relation to Sheriff’s Office goals, develop goals and objectives.
• Prepare budgets; evaluate levels of achievement and performance; make decisions and independent judgments.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Maintain accurate records and document actions taken; research procedures and regulations, prepare narrative and statistical reports.
• Secure cooperation and teamwork among staff and maintain confidentiality of information.

ID:pf 8/14/01
Newspecs: 1288.doc
CSC date: 12/19/01
JS:cs Revised 10/21/16
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.