8249 Fingerprint Technician I

Recruitment #CBT-8249-096371

Introduction

 

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

 The positions are located at the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.  The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class.

This position may close any time, but no earlier than 1pm, June 21 , 2019.

 

Position description

Under general supervision, the Fingerprint Technician I performs fingerprint comparisons and verifications using SFPD ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System), takes fingerprints using the Live Scan System, inked impressions, and photographs using Digital Mug Shot System and performs other related duties as required. Essential functions of the job are: comparing, analyzing, and verifying fingerprints, making identifications, fingerprinting prisoners and other individuals; taking palm prints; obtaining information from prisoners and other individuals; data entry of demographic and other vital information; classifying fingerprints; searching fingerprints and palm prints; assigning Identification numbers; taking photographs of prisoners and other individuals; conduct warrant and criminal history inquires of individuals fingerprinted and photographed on local, state and national databases; transmitting fingerprint and other identification information to Department of Justice and FBI; reviewing incoming data sheets; interacting with other law enforcement agencies; and typing correspondence and other relevant forms.

 

Essential duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

 

Positions located at the Police Department:

1.         Compares new fingerprint submissions to existing fingerprint records for the purpose of making Identifications and maintaining accurate criminal history records of arrest.

2.         Fingerprints, Palm prints and Photographs prisoners and other individuals using Live Scan system, cameras and/or inked impression for identification, comparison and record keeping purposes.

3.         Obtain demographic and vital statistics information from prisoners and other individuals. i.e., name, address, height, weight, date of birth, place of birth and identifying marks.

4.         Conducts data entry of demographic and other relevant information by entering the information into multiple computer databases and/or log sheets.

5.         Searches, Compares and Verifies fingerprints, palm prints and photographs using SFPD Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) for comparison and identification purposes.

6.         Verifies the appropriate Identification number assigned by the ABIS for establishing unique identification and record keeping.

7.         Reviews and verifies incoming CII and FBI "rap sheets" from Federal and State law enforcement agencies for duplicate Identification numbers.

8.         Identifies fingerprints in compliance with the fingerprint industry standard and methodology.

9.         Fingerprints and photograph public subjects required to register with the local law enforcement agency annually or as required by law.

10.     Takes photographs of Police Department personnel using digital mug shot system for identification and record keeping purposes.

11.     Conduct warrant and criminal history inquiries in local, state, and national databases of fingerprinted individuals.

12.     Transmits fingerprint and other identification information to the Department of Justice for criminal identification purpose.    

13.     Searches, Compares and Verifies fingerprint information forwarded from the Chief Medical Examiner office to identify the decedents and to determine if the person is known within the criminal justice system.

14.     Interacts with other law enforcement agencies and the public to exchange fingerprint and other relevant identification information.

15.     Retrieves fingerprint and other relevant information from Identification Unit files or computer databases for authorized individuals and agencies.

16.     Routinely reviews and analyzes fingerprint and other Identification Unit files to update records.  

17.     Professionally answers questions from the Identification Unit public window and by phone.

18.     Types correspondence and forms using computer or typewriter.

19.   May be required to drive.

20.     Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Positions located at the Sheriff’s Department:

1.         Fingerprints, Palm prints and Photographs prisoners and other individuals using Live Scan system, cameras and/or inked impression for identification, comparison and record keeping purposes.

2.         Obtain demographic and vital statistics information from prisoners and other individuals. i.e., name, address, height, weight, date of birth, place of birth and identifying marks.

3.         Conducts data entry of demographic and other relevant information by entering the information into multiple computer databases and/or log sheets

4.         Reviews and verifies incoming CII and FBI Live Scan returns from Federal and State law enforcement agencies for duplicate Identification numbers.

5.         Professionally Interacts with SFPD Identification Unit in the exchange of identification information.

6.         Types correspondence and forms using computer or typewriter.

7.         Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Work Schedule

The Fingerprint Identification Unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fingerprint Technicians I’s work schedules include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime. Fingerprint Technician I’s work 8-hour or 10-hours shifts or longer and must be willing and able to respond, report and mobilize as necessary.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:

1. Six (6) months (1040 hours) of verifiable full-time experience as a fingerprint technician in a governmental law enforcement agency where the principal duties of the position included taking fingerprints, classifying and searching of files; AND Ability to type at 25 words per minute with no more than 10% error rate.

OR

 2. Equivalent or completion of a formal on-the-job training course in fingerprint identification with a governmental law enforcement agency; AND Ability to type at 25 words per minute with no more than 10% error rate.

 

Substitution:

Completion of a one semester college level accredited course in classification and identification of fingerprints with a minimum grade of "C"; AND Ability to type at 25 words per minute with no more than 10% error rate; may be used to substitute for the required six (6) months of verifiable full-time experience.

 

Note: The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code.

 

Verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

1.      Select the desired job announcement

2.      Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

3.      Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”

4.      Follow instructions on the screen


Need help completing the application?
Computers are available for the public to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We communicate by email
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses @sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org. Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Word of advice
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Have questions about the application process?
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Danielle Poole, by telephone at 415-837-7382, or by email at Danielle.Poole@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

 

Multiple Choice Examination: (Weight 60%)

Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the multiple choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The multiple choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

·         Recent and verifiable analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification (ACE-V) experience.

·         Knowledge of inked impressions procedures and fingerprint classification procedures.

·         Ability to type 25 WPM using computer keyboard/typewriter to input and retrieve data and to complete forms

 

Written Performance Examination: (Weight 40%)

Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written performance examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The written performance examination component may include but not be limited to:

·         Recent and verifiable analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification (ACE-V) experience.

·         Knowledge of inked impressions procedures and fingerprint classification procedures.

·         Ability to write in a clear, concise and logical manner to complete forms and to draft correspondence.

·         Ability to type 25 WPM using computer keyboard/typewriter to input and retrieve data and to complete forms.

 

The Multiple Choice Examination and Written Performance Exam will be administered on a computer using a keyboard and mouse.  The Multiple Choice and Written Performance Examinations will be administered at the same time.

 

Background Investigation
Prior to employment, a background investigation will be conducted to establish suitability for employment. The investigation may include, but not be limited to, criminal history records, drug/alcohol screening, and other related employment and personal history records. Reasons for rejection may include use of controlled substance, felony convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to work with co-workers, inability to accept supervision or other relevant factors. The background investigation will also meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Score Report
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

 

Certification
The certification rule for the score report resulting from this examination will be Rule of 10 Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities Applicants with disabilities who might need accommodations during the application and selection process should contact the SFPD ADA Coordinator Penny Si at Penny.Si@sfgov.org or (415) 837-7221.


Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

 

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

 

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

 

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at
www.jobapscloud.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

 

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: June 10, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 096371
POL/DP/415-837-7382

 

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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