Latent Print Examiner I

City of San Diego

JOB INFORMATIONLatent Print Examiner I positions perform latent print analysis in the crime laboratory; search latent print evidence through Automated Latent Print Systems (ALPS); perform latent print comparisons for identifications; prepare and maintain records of examinations; prepare materials for presentation of evidence in court; testify in court; and perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSYou must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

AGE:  18 years of age or older; except for high school graduates (or persons with GED equivalency) who are 17.

CITIZENSHIP:  You must be a United States citizen or have the current legal right to work in the United States.

EDUCATION:  You must meet ONE of the following options:

Completion of 80 hours of formalized training in ten-print or latent print examinations by a recognized law enforcement agency, P.O.S.T., F.B.I., Department of Justice or a recognized professional institute.
Associates Degree or higher in a forensic or physical science.
Certificate in Forensic Technology that includes college-level course work in basic fingerprinting and advanced fingerprinting.

EXPERIENCE:  200 hours of experience in ONE or more of the following areas:
Latent print processing.
Ten-print examinations.
Latent print examinations.

Volunteer or intern experience at a recognized law enforcement agency or laboratory is qualifying.
City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours.  OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.

LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.

Experience entering and searching latent print evidence in Automated Latent Print Systems (ALPS).
Experience in a crime laboratory setting.
International Association for Identification (IAI) Latent Print Certification.
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a physical science.

Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Proof of training certificates, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Proof of Forensic Technology Certificate, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

Required documents should be attached electronically to your application.  If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax:  (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center:  City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101.  Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

SCREENING PROCESSPlease ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met.  Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days).  For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONPRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:  Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report.  Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation.  All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins.  A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment.  Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego.  Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.

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