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Latent Print Examiner
$46,992 - $69,429
Days, Mon-Fri
Under general supervision, the purpose of this position is to perform classification, verification and recording of latent prints and other related crime data at a journey skill level. Employees in this classification perform specialized technical work in the field of latent examination and classification. Position is responsible for classification, verification, recording, comparing and search of latent print information and related crime data. Performs related work as directed.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Tasks are performed in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment where proper provisions are in place in terms of employee security and protection. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with routine conditions in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment. Some tasks require contact with violent offenders.
1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Physical Science, or related field. College transcript must accompany application. Transcripts can be e-mailed to or faxed to (954) 321 - 4815.
2. Completion of Basic Fingerprint Class or equivalent.
3. Two (2) years previous experience that provides exposure to the fingerprint classification and latent print functions in a forensics environment.
4. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for requirements noted. Such education, training and/or experience must be clearly documented.
Department of Law Enforcement Investigations, Crime Laboratory
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4/5/2013 11:59:59 PM
You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit the Bureau of Human Resources to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 8 to 10 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans’ preference per Florida law.
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