$29.12-$37.61 Hourly / $2,329.43-$3,008.82 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the classification, comparison and filing of fingerprints.
WORKING LEAD LEVEL: Incumbents in this class report to a supervisor and are normally assigned full time lead responsibility for a unit with a minimum of two (2) other employees while performing unit work activities. For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead the final/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the incumbent reports.
ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: Incumbents in this class perform work in a unit which must clearly exceed the norm and include a concentration of highly advanced functions within assigned disciplines. Class use is on a limited or exceptional basis.
Receives general direction from the State Police Supervising Identification Technician.
Leads State Police Identification Technicians 1, State Police Identification Technician Trainees and clerical staff as assigned.
WORKING LEAD LEVEL: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit office policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: Performs more difficult and complex phases of fingerprint identification, rendering decisions on complex patterns, partial print, smudged or damaged prints and other problem cases; takes postmortem prints for identification; examines and processes latent prints; assists in establishment, application and maintenance of office procedures including new methods or systems in classification and identification of fingerprints; provides staff training and assistance in identification methods and techniques and may assist in both field and laboratory work; instructs and trains on proper fingerprinting methods; supervises maintenance of fingerprint files; assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, other agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may testify as an expert witness in court; may prepare reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of methods, principles and techniques of fingerprint classification and identification; considerable skill, speed and accuracy in classifying fingerprints; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to take, develop, analyze, classify, compare and file fingerprints and impressions including latent prints; ability to solve difficult and complex identification problems; ability to train others in fingerprint classification and identification work; ability to utilize computer software; some lead ability.
Four (4) years of experience in obtaining, classifying, searching and filing fingerprint material with a law enforcement agency.
Completion of a course in fingerprint classification from 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
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm in fingerprinting criminals and cadavers and to a considerable degree of eye strain from their work.
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Police Identification Technician 2 in Salary Group ET 19 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to add FT Pay Plan)