Employment Opportunity

Fingerprint Technician III

Alaska Department of Public Safety, Anchorage, Alaska

Salary: $4,988.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: October 27, 2017

This position is part of the Division of Statewide Services and manages a staff of 3 full time employees. This position is a working supervisor, and the unit is responsible for the positive fingerprint identification of arrestees, applicants to sensitive positions, known and unknown deceased subjects, sex offenders, offenders required to contribute DNA to state and national DNA identification systems, and other purposes. This position is the key point of contact for ensuring superior quality of criminal and civil fingerprints are submitted through the management of live scan systems and working cooperatively with correctional facilities and employing/licensing agencies to ensure staff is trained and knowledgeable in rolling fingerprints and completing the demographic and charge information accurately on the fingerprint cards.

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  • Managing the operation of the Alaska Automated Biometric Identification System (AABIS), and interface systems, and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures of the Western Identification Network (WIN) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) specifications.
  • Managing workflow in the unit in conjunction with other Bureau supervisors and outside agencies to ensure effective and efficient processing of all work products.
  • Preparing written reports of monthly unit/staff activity.
  • Managing installation and connectivity of live scan systems statewide for criminal justice and limited non-criminal justice purposes, and provide training to criminal justice and non-criminal justice contributors in the completion of fingerprint cards and the technical requirements of obtaining acceptable quality known finger and palm impressions.
  • Assisting with criminal records improvement projects, as needed.


  • We are looking to hire someone with the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:
  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate and verify fingerprints for identification and non-identification purposes.
  • Ability to testify in court as an expert witness in fingerprint identification.
  • Ability to develop and implement performance standards with a particular focus on completeness, accuracy of work processes, and timeliness of work completion.
  • Ability to lead a team to completion of a common goal.
  • Ability to understand and interpret the standards, practices, rules and regulations of the Criminal Records and Identification Bureau, Alaska Automated Biometric Identification System, and the FBI/III Criminal Justice Information System.
  • Ability to analyze abstract ideas, express concepts and facts in an organized, clear and concise manner, and explain technical or complicated issues to non-technical staff verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to set well defined and realistic goals, manage multiple tasks or projects simultaneously and change priorities as business needs demand.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision to complete assignments in accordance with standard practices, rules and guidelines and to know when to seek assistance and ask questions from professional staff when working through problems.
  • Ability to display high standards of ethical conduct and understand the impact of violating ethical standards to the integrity of the department.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, courtesy to others and a professional demeanor with tact and diplomacy even when handling stressful situations.
  • Strong analytical skills to determine the most efficient operation of the Section while maintaining complete, accurate and timely maintenance of the AABIS system.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Two years of journey level experience performing fingerprint identification and criminal records work consisting of classifying, comparing, searching, and verifying fingerprints according to current acceptable methods; testifying as an expert witness in the science of fingerprints; and operating an automated fingerprint identification system. This is met by experience as a Fingerprint Technician II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
  • Special Note: A background investigation, including a criminal record check for convictions of felony crimes or serious misdemeanors, is required at the time of initial hire.
  • Technical fingerprint classification experience is defined as experience requiring the application of the basic technique of fingerprint science in determination of pattern types though ridge counting, whorl tracings, and use of the Henry Method of Classification.

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Posted: September 28, 2017

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