Fingerprint Specialist Supervisor
- Job Code: W2770
- Pay Grade:WN
- Pay Scale:$21.87-$39.64 Hourly; $45,489.60-$82,451.20 Annually
Perform supervisory duties planning, assigning, reviewing, and coordinating the activities of assigned staff involved in examining, classifying, and filing of fingerprints using the Henry Classification System, National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to identify offenders, suspected offenders, unknown, or deceased persons or to verify identity.
Duties & Responsibilities
Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
- Supervise the work of assigned staff through scheduling, assigning, reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performances.
- Examine, classify, and file fingerprints using the Henry, National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to identify offenders, suspected offenders, unknown, or deceased persons.
- Perform inquiries into local, state, or federal criminal information systems to verify offender’s identity, history, or outstanding warrants.
- Provide local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies or departments copies of fingerprints, photographs, or arrest records to assist them in investigations.
- Take records and maintain fingerprints, palm prints, and foot print impressions of criminal offenders and of persons requiring fingerprint verification; maintain related name indexes and criminal history file.
- Investigate citizen complaints of wrongful name use, compare documents and fingerprints to ensure correct identity, and provide documentation to avoid wrongful arrests.
- Maintain records and statistics and prepare monthly reports for management.
- Perform limited photo‑print processing.
- Testify in court to facilitate the understanding of print examinations, identifications, classifications, and filing procedures and actions.
- Chemically process paper products (evidence) in an effort to develop latent prints for comparison.
- May be required to provide operational support during periods of local, state, and national emergencies in the fingerprinting of decedents during emergency situations due to plane crashes and man-made and natural disasters.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of the Henry, (NCIC), and the (AFIS) Fingerprint Classification System.
- Considerable knowledge of the science of fingerprint identification.
- Working knowledge of alphabetic and numeric filing systems.
- Working knowledge of court procedures.
- Working knowledge of various computer systems used in the identification of fingerprints.
- Some knowledge of photographic equipment operation.
- Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
- Skill in making contact photos and print processing.
- Skill in taking quality finger, palm, and foot prints.
- Skill in the operation of video-imaging and live-scan fingerprinting equipment and computer terminals.
- Skill in examining, identifying, comparing and matching fingerprints.
- Skill in chemically processing paper products (evidence) for latent print development.
- Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
- Ability to accurately sort, file, and/or retrieve material using alphabetical, numerical and chronological systems.
- Ability to work under stressful conditions.
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Ability to use a computer and related software.
- Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions as required.
Minimum Education & Experience
- A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
- Four years of experience classifying or identifying fingerprints using the Henry Classification System, NCIC, or an automated fingerprint system.
Additional Job Requirements
- Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
- Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
- No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
- No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
- No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
- No felony convictions within lifetime.
- No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
- No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
- Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.
General Benefit Information
Benefits include but are not limited to:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
- Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
- Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
- Employee Assistance Program
- Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
- Tuition reimbursement
- Paid training