Fingerprint Technician - Denver Police Department

City and County of Denver - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)3.7

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At the Denver Police Department, in partnership with the community, we endeavor to operate a police agency with a focus on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters.

The Denver PoliceDepartment is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Fingerprint Technician. This position is responsible for the Identification and electronic arrest processing of prisoners and suspects. The Fingerprint Technician will complete fingerprint comparisons, review previous records and criminal justice files to make positive identification. This position is in direct contact with prisoners and suspect offenders several times per shift.

We are seeking a detail oriented, research minded individual that is comfortable with the criminal justice system and prisoners. Sensitivity to strict confidentiality and personal privacy is imperative in order to be successful.A willingness to serve a diversecustomer base is key.

Must be willing to work any shift; day/night, weekends and holidays.

This position requires heavy database research duties. The successful candidates will be computer literate, comfortable with a variety of software use and have an ability to learn quickly on computer systems.

About Our Job
The position identifies and classifies fingerprint impressions, processes arrest booking information from the Downtown Detention Center to determine arrestee identification and add or drop charges. This process uses multiple systems and requires attention to detail and the ability to learn and use specialized law enforcement software.

Additional Position Responsibilities:
Responds to citizen's requests regarding the release of criminal history records in accordance with city, state, and federal guidelines.

Classifies and identifies fingerprints using the Henry Classification System.

Searches and examines files of existing fingerprint cards and identifies fingerprints.

Applies inked fingerprint impressions on approved cards at the request of citizens, parolees, and/or police officers in order to print and process sex offenders, juveniles, and/or suspects in custody.

Responds to requests from the courts for prints in addition to testifying in court upon receiving a subpoena.

Some positions may instruct a course in Fingerprint identification.

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed.However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

This position requires a heavy amount of data entry, review of minute details within documents, serving citizens and law enforcement on the phone, scanning documents, handling mail, entering high priority items such as arrest information and court ordered items. The position utilizes the criminal justice computer system(s) to apply warrants to subjects under arrest.

This is a non-uniformed, civilian position with clerical and customer service duties within the Unit. Employee shifts and days off are voted by seniority. The selected candidate will be assigned on the overnight shift or swing shift with days off during the week. Training in the position lasts over three months and will be conducted on day or swing shift.

This position requires elevated security privileges that require a polygraph examination, zero consumption of marijuana in any form within the last 3 years and zero consumption of illegal drugs within the last 5 years.
About You

The ideal candidate will have:
Experience identifying and classifying fingerprint impressions
Experience responding to citizen's requests regarding the release of criminal history.
Experience working with information and data to find minor differences, such as dates of birth, government identification numbers, demographic details, and fingerprint patterns.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you donot have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.
One year of experience classifying and identifying fingerprints ORtwo years of experience with complex investigative work involving claims, fraud or identity issues.

The Denver Police Department is a 24-hour operation. This position will require you to work on one of three shift rotations during training. Once training is completed, you will be assigned to a particular shift. You must be available to work various shift schedules, which includes evenings, nights, weekends and some holidays. Shift assignments are voted by seniority.

Licensure and/or Certification:
This position will require the successful completion of Denver Police Department's Fingerprint Identification class within the 6 month probationary period.
About Everything Else
Classification Title: We call this job Fingerprint Technician. The official classification is Fingerprint Technician

Assessments/Testing:This position does not require testing.

Pre-employment Screening:An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.

Probationary Period:This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.