The fundamental reason that this classification exists is to develop, preserve, compare, and identify latent fingerprints. Major work functions include identifying and/or registering guns and individuals, developing and comparing latent prints and/or fingerprints, classifying and researching fingerprints and latent prints, maintaining files and records, and performing other duties related to identification. Information handled by incumbents is highly confidential and not typically for public record. Incumbents are supervised by a Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant and/or Captain.
High school diploma or GED, 40 hours of classroom fingerprint classification training, 80 hours of classroom latent fingerprint training, three years of latent fingerprint experience, and one year of classification experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Latent experience can be used to substitute for classroom training and/or classification experience. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must be able to work occasional overtime and subject to be on call 24 hours; must be familiar with various law enforcement agencies, their functions and jurisdictions. Must be able to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines. Applicants will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation prior to employment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to climb, stoop, bend, and crawl as needed to process crime scenes. Must have correctable vision to 20/20.