Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State Police Identification Technician Trainee (35 Hour)

Recruitment #181127-7938ES-001


The  State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is recruiting for five (5) State Police Identification Technician Trainee position, Fingerprint Identification Unit.  This is full time, 35.00 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and located at 1111 Country Club Road in Middletown, CT.  The Fingerprint Identification Unit is responsible for the collection and identification of criminal fingerprint examinations for the State of Connecticut.  Additionally, the unit is responsible for the criminal identification related to civil Fingerprint processing for individuals seeking employment and licensing.

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:                              

State Employees:                              

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations                              
  • Completed CT-HR-13                 

Non State Employees:                              

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Completed CT-HR-13  

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in “CT-HR-13” into the “Search Department of Administrative Services” search field.  Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history records check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation. Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process. 

For questions concerning this job opportunity, please contact Lucy Manente within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Human Resources office at


In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in the classification and filing of fingerprints.


Receives training in fingerprint classification procedures to perform tasks as outlined in specification for the class of State Police Identification Technician; takes fingerprints; assists in classification of fingerprint impressions utilizing Henry System with extensions and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) fingerprint coding methods; assists in filing of fingerprint records; searches fingerprint files by hand; searches, compares and verifies incoming fingerprint cards with master fingerprint cards; transcribes fingerprint formulas on processed fingerprint cards; updates master fingerprint records and files fingerprints according to classification; may fingerprint deceased of questionable or unknown identity; performs clerical work related to identification process; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of methods and procedures used in fingerprint classification; ability to accurately compare fingerprint data; ability to maintain criminal and non-criminal fingerprint filing systems; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


One (1) year of experience in the processing or classification of fingerprints.


Completion of a course in fingerprint classification from a school recognized by the International Association for Identification may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Completion of the Basic Fingerprint Classification and Identification Course
  • Experience with the Henry Classification System
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough 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 of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


This class is established to permit the agency to recruit and train employees for the class of State Police Identification Technician 1. An employee may be appointed to this class for a period not to exceed one (1) year. At such time during that period that an incumbent achieves the minimum experience requirements, the incumbent may be appointed to the State Police Identification Technician 1 class. The incumbent may not remain as a State Police Identification Trainee for more than one (1) year from the date of original appointment. No exceptions or extensions beyond the one (1) year will be granted.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.