Latent Print Examiner

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Largo, FL, US


Under the general direction of the Biometric Records Manager, performs skilled technical work in comparison and identification of fragmentary friction skin impressions, the entry and verification of latent prints in the AFIS computer, and development of latent friction skin impressions. Incumbents may be required to locate and preserve latent impressions by the use of powders, chemicals and other development techniques following recognized rules and procedures.

A member in this job classification spends at least 65 percent of their time performing duties that involve the collection, examination, preservation, documentation, preparation or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or contamination, or uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence, or be the direct supervisor of one or more individuals having such responsibility, in accordance with F.S. 121.0515.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least 12 credit hours in physical, biological, fingerprint science or forensic science coursework AND one (1) year experience as a Latent Print Examiner conducting independent casework,


  • Four (4) years' experience as a Fingerprint Technician or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Latent Print Certification with the International Association for Identification (IAI) is preferred
  • A written comprehensive practical skills evaluation, to include comparison and identification of latent prints to know prints will be administered
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver's license



$53,621 - $85,795

Pay commensurate with experience.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.

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Applicants must be tobacco/nicotine free for six months prior to submitting application and during length of employment. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an EEO/ADA employer and is committed to being a drug free workplace.