Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician

Oregon State Police, Salem, Oregon

Salary: $2,481.00 - $3,793.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: May 25, 2017

This is a permanent full-time position with the Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Salem. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants and may be used to fill future openings.

CURRENT OPENING: SWING SHIFT - Tuesday through Saturday from 3:30pm - 12 midnight

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the Office Specialist 2 may be considered for a developmental program until they meet the minimum qualifications for the Fingerprint Technician classification. Pay would be at the OS2 level until MQ's are met.

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  • Performs various inquiries on Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) for automated search of fingerprint database. Verify results of automated search. Compare candidates for positive identification. Perform various maintenance functions on ABIS. Including: updates, fingerprint substitutions, deletions, registrations, and conversions. Input fingerprint cards into an Image Scanner for reading of minutia. Prepare information and give court testimony to identification (comparisons) made for various agencies. Train new employees on ABIS/Regulatory procedures when requested.
  • Process incoming fingerprint cards from various law enforcement and non-criminal justice agencies. This includes opening mail, cards received via livescan system and resolving problems or deficiencies when possible, screening, reject deficient fingerprint cards to contributor indicating correction required, BH'ing, clocking and tallying specific fingerprint cards, ID'ing cards and assigning SID numbers, entering card information into FOCUS for submission to FBI, making printouts of those with records, and sending results back to the agency.
  • Compare tentatively identified fingerprint cards to existing fingerprint records for positive identification using Master card ABIS electronic images, or microfilm and Imaging system records on file. Make the determination to add information to an individual's Computerized Criminal History based on positive identification of fingerprints.
  • Confirm duplicate records (fingerprints) in file using both ABIS and laserfiche images. This involves consolidation of records and updating pattern type to reflect current fingerprint information. Place and retrieve fingerprint cards in Master file according to state identification number order. Miscellaneous computer work involving: sending name change teletypes to arresting agencies; check name through CCH files for tentative identification; check LEDS for warrant and corrections client entries on subjects. Assign and tally SID numbers to all newly established CCH files - applicant and criminal. Process deceased fingerprints submitted by various agencies to clear ABIS and CCH files. Train agencies (as needed) how to take inked fingerprints for purpose of submitting to CJIS/FBI for processing. Practices leadership responsibilities, and participates in the development of leadership skills for this and other positions. Participates in quality control procedures for CJIS functions.
  • Process fingerprints for persons requesting a copy of their own record. Prepare and mail out fingerprint documents on file to State Police Latent Print satellite labs. Cross train into other duties within Criminal Justice Information Section to participate in a teamwork effort to provide a complete and accurate criminal history.


Fingerprint Technician qualifications $2,667 - $3,793 per month
  • One year of experience in fingerprint pattern determination/ridge encoding using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System
  • OR
  • Completion of a 40-hour Federal Bureau of Investigations Basic Fingerprint Identification course or its equivalent.
Office Specialist 2 qualifications $2,481 - $3,459 per month
  • Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating document;
  • OR
  • An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology;
  • OR
  • College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology; and one year of general clerical experience.
Requested Skills:
  • Experience using a database to enter and retrieve information
  • Experience with proofreading documents for accuracy
  • Experience in a production environment
  • Excellent attention to detail-ability to identify basic and minut differences
  • Ability to work non-traditional shifts in a 24/7 work unit
  • Resourceful and intuitive
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Good Communication skills, verbal/written
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 15, 2017

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