Full Job Description
$43,347.00 - $54,683.00 Annually
Experience taking or rolling fingerprints is not considered qualifying work experience for this position.
Pay Schedule I, Grade 24, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week
A vacancy exists in the Administrative and Technical Services Division of the Baltimore County Police Department.
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 transfer and promotional 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 accurately 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 this position. Applicants selected for interviews may provide resumes at that time.
Examples of Duties
Under general supervision, examines, classifies, and identifies fingerprints and maintains fingerprint records. Performs comprehensive clerical duties in support of the criminal justice system.
Examines, classifies, compares, and identifies prints by analyzing fingerprint ridge characteristics. Searches the fingerprint identification files for matching prints.
Verifies identification of fingerprints through point-by-point comparison. Compares possible matching prints with the fingerprint in question.
Determines and verifies the identity of fingerprints. Establishes and verifies the Henry Classification and NCIC Classification of fingerprints. Prepares fingerprint cards and records.
Updates information on criminal records and routes trial dispositions to the F.B.I. and Maryland State Police.
Prepares and processes criminal records. Accesses MILES, NCIC, and other networks and databases to research criminal justice information.
Provides fingerprint identification testimony in court.
Examples of Other Duties
Trains other employees in fingerprint identification theory and techniques. Takes known fingerprints. Performs other related duties as required.
(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent
at least one year's experience in fingerprint classification (Experience taking or rolling fingerprints is not considered qualifying work experience for this position).
All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required 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. (www.WES.org)
Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Fingerprint Technician
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.
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of the 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
New employees are strongly encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccination.
Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.
On appointment to this classification, an employee must provide a DNA sample to be maintained for quality assurance purposes by way of buccal swab of the inside of the employee's mouth or current standardized collection procedure to be performed by qualified police department personnel. Provision of the DNA sample is a condition of employment and shall only be used for law enforcement purposes as a forensic laboratory or for purposes of human remains identification and request, but only to the extent that the genetic information is used for analysis of DNA identification markers for quality control to detect sample contamination. It shall be maintained and disclosed only in a manner consistent with law, separate from the employee's personnel file as a confidential medical record, and will not be used for any other purpose. See 75 Fed. Reg. 68912, 68936 (November 9, 2010), 42 U.S.C. 2000ff-1(b)(6), 29 CFR 1635.8(b)(6), as amended. Provision of the DNA sample is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the police department. Failure to provide the DNA sample would prevent performance of an essential job function.
Persons appointed to this classification may work on either a rotating or fixed shift basis, which will include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary but includes the operation of office equipment requiring the use of coordinative and manipulative skills.
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.
Employment Benefits for Full-Time, Merit or Classified EmployeesBaltimore County General Government offers the following benefits to full-time,merit or classified employees. Some benefits vary for sworn employees of the Police and Fire Departments. New employees are eligible for benefits upon hire, unless noted otherwise.Equal Opportunity EmployerBaltimore County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority, female and disabled applicants.Smoke free workplaceAll Baltimore County offices are smoke free.Drug free workplaceBaltimore County provides a drug free workplace. Prospective employees are required to submit to urinalysis drug testing as part of the pre-employment physical examination.SalaryAnnual Salary review - Step increases may be granted on anniversary date based on satisfactory job performanceGeneral Increases - Cost of living increases and adjustments may be granted as legislated.Longevity Increases - In accordance with the specific pay schedule, a full-time merit or classified employee may receive a longevity increase, equivalent to one step, upon completion of a certain number of years of classified service with the County.Employee Assistance ProgramOur Employee Assistance Program provides confidential and professional assessment and referral assistance for employees and eligible dependents in the household who are experiencing personal problems that may be affecting work performance, job satisfaction, or overall quality of life.Health InsuranceHealth Insurance benefits elected become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire if the employee has completed online enrollment prior to that date. New employees must enroll within thirty (30) calendar days of hire. Plans offered include:Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance.Flexible Spending AccountsOpportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars, through payroll deduction, for eligible unreimbursed medical care expenses and/or dependent care costs.Life InsuranceEmployees may elect basic term life insurance for themselves equal to one time the employee's annual salary, rounded to the next higher $1,000. Employees contribute a portion of the premium through monthly payroll deductions. The County also offers an Additional/Employee paid Life Insurance plan with coverage up to $100,000.RetirementFull-time civilian employees must join the Employment Retirement System (ERS) within sixty days of hire as a condition of employment. Part-time civilian employees can waive enrollment for up to sixty days, then may join or waive permanently. Newly hired employees at least 55 years of age may opt not to join the ERS. Paid LeavePaid benefits listed below vary depending upon the Classification.Sick LeaveVacation LeavePersonal LeaveHolidaysBereavement LeaveJury LeaveMilitary LeaveBaltimore County Employees Federal Credit UnionMembership in Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union offers a full range of savings programs, loans, checking, direct deposit, payroll deduction, savings bonds, and other financial services.Direct DepositPayroll through direct deposit to the financial institution selected by employee is required.Educational Assistance70 to 80 percent tuition reimbursement following successful completion of pre-approved courses related to position. Amount of reimbursement and fiscal year dollar limitations vary with bargaining group.Deferred CompensationNationwide Retirement Solutions offers a 457 retirement plan allowing for payroll contributions of tax deferred dollars to investment options of your choice.DisclaimerThis is only a summary of benefits and policies in Baltimore County. Any benefit or policy may be changed at any time at the discretion of the administration. This summary does not constitute an express or implied contract, nor does it constitute a guarantee that your employment relationship will continue for any specified period of time or end only under certain conditions.