Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus one (1) year fingerprint experience or two (2) years customer service/public relations experience.
Licenses or Certifications:
Valid Texas Class C Drivers License.
Notes to Applicants
The Fingerprint Technician position processes new Austin Police personnel, juveniles, individuals, and general public , to include background checks, verification and confirmation of criminal history, warrants, fingerprint, photograph, and file according to standard operating practice, policy, and procedure.
- This position is subject to call back and mandated overtime 24/7.
- This position is categorized as Essential Personnel which requires reporting to work during emergency and /or bad weather closures.
- This position is required to work weekends, holidays and extended shifts.
This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.
Application, Resume and Cover Letter:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Your application must include job titles, job duties performed, full or part time status.
A resume and cover letter must be submitted to be considered for this position, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please verify the employment history dates on your resume exactly match your online application.
Top Candidate must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
$16.17 – $19.62
Rotating days off. Schedules may change based on business needs.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Location 715 E. 8th. st. Austin,Texas 78701
- Experience with fingerprint processing or identification
- Experience in a law enforcement or corrections environment
- Experience with computers and software, to include Microsoft applications
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Processes new APD personnel, juveniles, individuals, and general public, to include background checks, verification and confirmation of criminal history, warrants, fingerprint, photograph, and file according to standard operating practice, policy, and procedure.
Fingerprints for identification and elimination purposes at the request of Officers. Verifies identities through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
Receives and stores inked fingerprints, perform technical analysis, research computer database to identify prints and fingerprints utilizing LiveScan/AWS/AFIS. Classifies fingerprint cards utilizing the Henry Classification System. Updates and modifies information in police data system.
Processes certified copies of fingerprints upon court order.
Creates and provides suspect files (jackets)/lineups upon request. Provides internal and external customer service, assists officers, perform voluntary fingerprinting upon request, etc.
Orders print cards for and from other law enforcement agencies. Assists other law enforcement agencies.
Converts National Crime Information Center (NCIC) codes to Henry Classification System codes.
Writes, drafts, and completes reports and/or documents.
Maintains the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), department criminal history files, and photo identification system for employee ID and mug-shot system.
Trains new departmental employees.
Operates city vehicle.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, and ordinances.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to train others.
Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Information For City Employees:
If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.