PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for supervising the maintenance of the Department's criminal and non-criminal master fingerprint files.
Receives general direction from the Director of Administration or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises State Police Identification Technicians 1 and 2, State Police Identification Technician Trainees, and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work of staff engaged in identification and classification of fingerprints and latent prints and processing of fingerprint records; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures including new methods or systems in maintaining and extending fingerprint files, processing fingerprint records, and classifying and identifying fingerprints; develops policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials such as Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police departments regarding unit policies, procedures, and problems in identification; prepares reports and correspondence; maintains special categorized fingerprint and palmprint file involving crimes of robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary, and arson; serves as technical expert in identifying and classifying partial prints, smudged or damaged prints, and other problem cases; takes postmortem fingerprints for identification; appears in court as an expert witness to testify, explain, and illustrate methods used in examination of fingerprint impressions; coordinates implementation and maintenance of a computerized latent fingerprint system; lectures forensic science students and identification officers about fingerprint classification and bureau policies and procedures; assists in laboratory and field identification work; as a recognized expert in fingerprint classification may perform most difficult and complex phases of fingerprint identification work; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of methods and procedures in field of identification and classification of fingerprints; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to solve difficult and complex identification and classification problems; considerable ability to prepare exhibits and present expert testimony in court; considerable ability to provide training and instruction to technicians on proper identification and classification techniques; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in fingerprint identification and classification work with a law enforcement agency.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is the level of State Police Identification Technician 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Completion of a course and certification by a school recognized by the International Association for Identification may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have and maintain sufficient visual acuity to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Police Supervising Identification Technician in Salary Group ET 21 approved effective December 30, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)