$25.17-$34.54 Hourly / $2,013.80-$2,762.92 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in obtaining, classifying, searching, sequencing, comparing and filing of fingerprints.
Works under the general supervision of a State Police Supervising Identification Technician or other employee of higher grade.
May lead State Police Identification Technician Trainees.
Takes fingerprint impressions; classifies, compares and files fingerprint impressions utilizing Henry System with extensions and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) fingerprint coding method; assigns primary codes and extends classifications of fingerprints according to procedures; conducts file searches to establish positive identification with prints found in master fingerprint files; checks criminal records and computer master file; takes fingerprints of deceased of questionable or unknown identity; processes latent fingerprints and other identifying material; assists in field and laboratory identification work; may provide training in processing of fingerprint materials to identification technicians of lower grade; may transcribe fingerprint formulas on processed fingerprint cards; may testify in court; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of methods, principles and techniques of fingerprint classification and identification; skill, speed and accuracy in classifying fingerprints; ability to take, develop, analyze, classify, compare and file fingerprints and impressions including latent prints; ability to utilize computer software; some ability to train others in fingerprint classification.
Two (2) 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 in their work.
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Police Identification Technician 1 in Salary Group ES 16 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to add FS Pay Plan)