City of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX

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3616 E. Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76103

SHIFT HOURS: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Application form must be complete, listing current to past work history experience up to ten (10) years, as applicable.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Police Crime Lab Latent Print Section is seeking an experienced AFIS technician.

Major duties include examining latent fingerprints for quality and developing latent prints for comparison with known suspects or for entry into AFIS.

The successful candidate should be qualified as a witness in court of law in the area of fingerprint and evidence processing.

AFIS technicians receive technical guidance and supervision from a Latent Print Examiner assigned to the Latent Print Section and from the Forensics Division Manager.

(Less experienced candidates with good communication skills, knowledge of quality assurance/control principles and procedures, familiarity with lab protocols and filing systems may be considered for a trainee position).

Skills / Requirements
The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position:

High School Diploma or GED Certification or higher PLUS additional specialized training in latent fingerprint development and/or AFIS operations is highly desired.

Must take and pass yearly proficiency test.

Possession or of the ability to obtain a valid Texas drivers license required;
Plus must have an acceptable driving record.

Selected applicant must pass a background check, drug screen and polygraph. Applicant must not have used drugs for the last 10 years or marijuana within the last two (2) years.

MISC. REQUIREMENTS: City of Fort Worth policy on acceptable driving record required.

Preference given to candidates who have:

Practical experience working with latent fingerprint determination

Training and experience with AFIS and/or IAFIS

Good oral and written communication skills for lay, legal and technical audiences

Qualified as an expert witness in court and have experience preparing reports for law enforcement agencies

Familiarity with ASCLD/LAB requirements and good knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control principles and procedures.

Is currently AFIS certified or has the ability to obtain AFIS certification from Texas Department of Public Safety within one (1) year

College education.

Laboratory environment; exposure to hazardous chemicals. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; light lifting or carrying; operating assigned equipment; the ability to distinguish color; ability to speak and communicate clearly.

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