|LATENT PRINT EXAMINER|
|SEIU Professional Non-Exempt|
|Performs specialized and technical work in the examination, identification, evaluation, and comparison of latent prints and inked prints and provides advice on fingerprint matters to police personnel and States Attorneys Office. An employee assigned to this class works under the supervision of the Technical Services Manager and performance is reviewed through discussion, reports submitted and results obtained.|
|Processes evidence for latent prints (i.e. finger prints, foot prints, palm prints, etc.); Evaluates materials to be processed and implements proper method to be used, including powders, chemicals and/or photographic means.
Evaluates incoming latent prints. Examines and determines value of crime scene fingerprints turned in by field officers.
Compares latent fingerprints to suspects' inked fingerprints or searches other methods to identify perpetrator.
Provides advice on fingerprint matters to Police Personnel and the States Attorneys Office.
Prepares graphic and photographic exhibits for and presents expert testimony in court proceedings.
Instructs police recruits, evidence technicians, and civilian organizations in the science of fingerprinting.
Prints cadavers in the morgue to identify unknown victims.
Receives and records work requests submitted to the Latent Print Unit.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge of FBI basic and advanced fingerprint classification, comparison, and filing techniques.
Knowledge of the history of forensic fingerprint science.
Knowledge of the Henry System of fingerprinting classification.
Knowledge of chemical analysis techniques used in latent print identification.
Skill in use of various chemicals.
Skill in the use of camera, automated fingerprint identification system, fingerprint comparator, and related equipment.
Ability to use fingerprint comparator and humidity chamber.
Ability to evaluate, compare, and identify latent prints.
Ability to testify effectively regarding identification of finger prints.
Ability to work with and around various chemicals and noxious fumes.
Ability to communicate effectively in front of groups.
Ability to use 5X magnifying glass for extended periods of time.
|Associate's Degree ( or documentation of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college credit). Must have completed a minimum of 40 hours formal FBI training in the classification, filing, and searching of fingerprints; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must pass police background investigation, which includes polygraph examination.
REVISED: 4/22/92 BR