Forensic Identification Examiner - Latent Prints - Non-Merit

Baltimore County, MD - Towson, MD3.8

Part-time$50 an hour
Regular Schedule: 20 hours per week

Non-Merit vacancies exist in the Police Department.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach copies of your transcripts and/or certifications to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, examines, analyzes and identifies latent prints in support of police investigations, and prepares and gives expert testimony in court.

Compares known finger, palm, and foot prints with latent print impressions to determine identity for use in police investigations.
Follows established procedures for maintaining chain of custody.
Testifies in court proceedings as an expert in latent print analysis.
Prepares charts, photographs, and other materials for court presentations. Maintains reference files of latent prints of value in outstanding cases.
Participates in both internal and external proficiency test.

Obtains prints from deceased persons. Classifies fingerprint cards. Searches manual and automated fingerprint files. Gives lectures and presentations to police recruits, community and school groups, and other interested parties. Performs other related duties as required.


Certification by the International Association for Identification in latent print identification


Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent


completion of advanced technical or college level coursework or training equivalent to the F.B.I.'s advanced latent fingerprint techniques training, and at least two years' work experience performing casework in latent fingerprint examinations.

Additional experience in a law enforcement analysis of department methods, policies, systems, procedures and techniques may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years for the required education.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Forensic Identification Examiner
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Preferred Qualifications
Work experience performing casework in latent fingerprint examinations.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

The work of this classification entails frequent walking, standing, lifting, and exposure to hazardous conditions, including chemicals and bio-hazards, such as human bodily fluids.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.