Employment Opportunity

Identification Supervisor

King County Sheriff's Office, Seattle, Washington

Salary: $71,414.30 - $90,522.02 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 29, 2017

This classification supervises staff in various technical work groups in support of a regional criminal identification program. Work is performed under management of the King County Regional AFIS Program, within the administration of the Sheriff's Office. It includes planning, assigning and scheduling work and supervising and evaluating the performance of professional staff, as well as implementing disciplinary action. Incumbents provide technical review and training, recommend changes in policies, and establish procedures for the assigned unit. Incumbents enforce and maintain confidentiality, safety, security and sanitary measures. Most of the staff supervised work shifts in 24 hour, seven day/week units on a rotational basis and cover "essential" posts that must be staffed at all times.

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  • Supervise assigned staff by performing or participating in the following personnel responsibilities: staff selection; training; establishing and evaluating performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities; initiating disciplinary reviews; evaluating and documenting work performance formally and informally; coaching, counseling, monitoring and motivating assigned staff.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, schedule and coordinate workload of staff; provide technical direction and delegate projects. Supervise, monitor and direct the use of equipment to ensure quality of staff output; minimize liabilities by ensuring that the most effective and efficient methods of fingerprint collection and identification are being applied.
  • Resolve issues regarding fingerprints, identification, photography, maintenance and dissemination of criminal history records information, and other pre-/post-booking functions. Act as a regional program representative to internal and external customers.
  • Provide daily operational direction; maintain and optimize operational efficiency; research and draft policies; interpret and implement policies and procedures; make recommendations to management.
  • Participate in the planning, selection and implementation of biometric technology. Work with vendors, service engineers and technical staff to troubleshoot issues.
  • Collect, maintain and provide operational and statistical information on productivity, overtime usage and system efficiency; make adjustments as required. Provide recommendations for budget based on operational needs.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Previous supervisory experience in a law enforcement/public safety organization
  • Two years experience as a technician, specialist, or examiner with the King County Regional AFIS Program, or four years of full-time identification work in a law enforcement setting
  • Previous experience interpreting, advising, explaining and applying pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines
  • Experience with specialized criminal record and identity management databases and systems which may include AFIS, Livescan, mug shot and facial recognition systems, court and correctional records systems, and/or state and federal arrest reporting and warrants systems
  • Previous experience the use and management of Criminal History Records Information (CHRI), and knowledge of relevant agencies and their information systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Previous experience in a law enforcement agency

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Posted: May 8, 2017

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