Position Concept: The Latent Print Examiner I is responsible for the classification, filing, and searching of fingerprints. The member performs technical and operational duties and tasks specific to the position.
The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude which includes the following: interacting positively and cooperating with co-workers, responding politely to customers, working as a team member, functioning under intense time pressure and responding in a positive manner to supervision.
The Latent Print Examiner I may perform other related duties and tasks, as required and shall have the physical, mental and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.
• Classify and file fingerprint cards • Examine fingerprints • Conduct fingerprinting • Process unattached hands and fingers • Process evidence for latent prints
• Conduct photography work • Complete written reports • Compile statistical reports • Attend Pre-trial conferences/depositions • Testify in court as expert witness
Education, Professional Certification or License: • High School or GED • Valid Florida driver's license • Minimum of 120 hours of formal instruction in fingerprint related topics • Skills in developing and photographing identifiable latent prints on physical evidence, preparing reports and charted enlargements • Ability to testify in court as an expert witness in the field of fingerprints • IAI Latent Print Examiner Certification required or obtain within one (1) year
Professional Experience: • Minimum of two (2) years experience in classification and filing of inked prints in the Henry System and in processing of evidence