Employment Opportunity

Automated Fingerprint Identification System Technician I

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles, California

Salary: $46,352.88 - $60,763.68 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 20, 2017

Receives training and practical experience in the technical aspects of fingerprinting and fingerprint classification work.

Positions allocable to this entry level class are assigned to the Sheriff Department's Fingerprint Identification Unit and, under close supervision, receive instruction and on-the-job training in classifying, filing, searching, coding and maintaining records for fingerprint identification. Activities are of a progressively more responsible and technical nature including all phases of the Fingerprint Identification Unit work. Incumbents are required to work flexible hours, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

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Receives instructions and training and gains experience in the following activities:
  • Receives new fingerprint cards, including those pertaining to Los Angeles County jail arrestees, probationers, registrants, coroners, and employment with the Sheriff's Department.
  • Analyzes patterns, blocking patterns, and setting/correcting core and axis on fingerprints using Fingerprint Image Scanner, and Fingerprint Image Printer equipment, according to established Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) procedures.
  • Codes fingerprint cards according to the Henry Classification System (National Crime Information Center; NCIC) and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).
  • Searches computerized data, manual and micrographic records to verify fingerprints with any previous file of an arrestee or applicant.
  • Provides and obtains facsimile information on single or multiple fingerprints of individuals from other law enforcement agencies; searching and establishing possible matches or eliminating subjects confirming matches by visual inspection and analysis of fingerprints.


  • Option I: Completion of a recognized accredited course in fingerprint interpretation and classification.
  • Option II: Three months paid experience classifying fingerprints according to the Henry Classification System.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

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Posted: April 3, 2017

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