|LATENT PRINT EXAMINER SENIOR|
|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. This classification differs from a Latent Print Examiner in that an employee in this position provides technical supervision for the Latent Print Unit and is responsible for verification of latent prints, compilation of data, preparation of reports, and various administrative tasks. An employee assigned to this class works under the supervision of the Technical Services Manager and performance is reviewed through discussions, 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; ensures Unit's evidence was accurately processed.
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.
Monitors timeliness of work orders and reviews work of Latent Print Examiners.
Compares latent fingerprints to suspects' inked fingerprints or searches other methods to identify perpetrator.
Eliminates prints of all police officers.
Provides advice on fingerprint matters to Latent Print Examiners, Police Personnel and the States Attorneys Office.
Prepares for and presents expert testimony in court proceedings. Monitors testimony of Latent Print Examiners.
Instructs police recruits, evidence technicians, and civilian organizations in the science of fingerprinting.
Provides input with budget preparation, monitors expenditures and procures materials and supplies.
Prepares statistical reports and completes special administrative projects.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|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.
Ability to plan and review the work of others.
Ability to prepare accurate statistical reports.
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 operate camera, microfilm and related equipment.
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.
Ability to use automated fingerprint identification system.
|Bachelor's Degree in any field or equivalent diploma recognized by the International Association for Identification. Must have completed a minimum of 40 hours formal FBI training in the classification, filing, and searching of fingerprints and a minimum of 40 hours formal FBI latent print training plus four (4) or more years of experience working with latent prints and with inked prints; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must be certified by the Internal Association for Identification. Must pass police background investigation which includes polygraph examination.
REVISED: 4/22/92 BR
4/9/12 CF - Position reclassified from S14 to S13, PE#12-18.