Post Number: 51
|Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 09:59 pm: ||
Received 20 May 2015 from St.Louis County PD, Personnel Services Unit:
ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT LATENT FINGERPRINT EXAMINER
May 22, 2015
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Evaluates and compares latent fingerprint evidence by use of magnifier and fingerprint comparator
.Determines identity of individuals through analyzing latent fingerprints.
Enters fingerprint information into Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
Maintains evidence chain of custody, and record keeping.
Testifies in court as an expert witness on fingerprint evidence.
Advises crime scene personnel and police officers on technical issues such as appropriate methods to obtain and preserve latent fingerprints.
Prepares chemical compounds and powders needed to process fingerprint evidence.
Writes police reports to document fingerprint processing identification.
Train fingerprint technicians and police personnel on fingerprint classification systems, fingerprint crime scene techniques and fingerprint processing methods.
Processes suspects and victim fingerprints by preparing ink rolled and /or livescan fingerprints; prepares ink rolled fingerprints from cadavers and amputated fingers.
Provides technical assistance to fingerprint technicians.
Makes photographic reproductions of fingerprint impressions.
Acts as supervisor of the Fingerprint Unit as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the practices and principles of latent fingerprint examination and processing.
Knowledge of the uses, applications and methods of fingerprint classification systems.
Knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS).
Knowledge of crime scene techniques and procedures as they relate to obtaining latent fingerprints.
Skill in processing latent fingerprint evidence.
Skill in interpreting fingerprints as evidence in police investigations and court proceedings.
Skill in writing police reports.
Ability to testify in court as an expert witness on fingerprint evidence.
Ability to communicate effectively with police agencies, court officials, and co-workers.
Ability to train others in fingerprint practices and methods.
Ability to apply accepted codes, methods, and principles in processing latent fingerprints.
Skill and ability to successfully complete assigned proficiency tests.
Must possess initiative and be able to prioritize duties to meet deadlines.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice or related field and three years experience in the fingerprint discipline including at least two years working with latent fingerprints; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. If the applicant is using experience substitution to meet educational requirements, letters of endorsement should include information concerning the applicants specific experience including length of service.
Certification as a Latent Fingerprint Examiner by the International Association for Identification or acceptable equivalent.
Career Information Website: www.stlouisco.com/LawandPublicSafety/PoliceDepartment/CareerInformation
Please print the application, and then forward completed application with a cover letter and resume to:
Captain Mark Cox, Commander, Bureau of Staff Services
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105