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Class Code: 6204
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Plans, organizes, reviews and coordinates the activities of employees involved in fingerprint classification, comparison, and identification, either manually or via the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS), and in taking fingerprint impressions and validating AZAFIS transactions initiated by all other AZAFIS sites throughout Arizona. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Supervises the fingerprint function and personnel, which includes: interviewing prospective employees; providing and/or recommending training; coordinating, scheduling and assigning work product; establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities; evaluating work performance; providing feedback, direction and guidance; keeping personnel abreast of new or revised information; answering questions; and recommending and/or implementing personnel actions.

2. Supervises, monitors and directs the use of the AZAFIS equipment to ensure 24 hours per day service of searching and comparing fingerprints for classification and identification.

3. Assists section management and staff in carrying out the responsibilities of the AZAFIS section by overseeing the AZAFIS and Livescan/Scan agency community in their needs; assists in problem-solving and answering questions.

4. Coordinates training for various criminal/non-criminal justice agencies throughout the state in the techniques of taking good fingerprints.

5. Acts as a Department liaison/representative to other agencies, associations, committees, Department personnel or the public in order to coordinate services, resolve problems, interpret laws that govern dissemination of fingerprint information, supply results of ten-print or latent print searches, and facilitate the flow of information regarding AZAFIS.

6. Provides technical assistance in resolving errors in fingerprint records, or in deletion or modification of AZAFIS records.

7. Assists in administering the unit budget to monitor expenditures and address the needs of the unit.

8. Prepares and/or verifies statistical reports and correspondence for accurate information submitted to management and other agencies.

9. Administers certification testing (e.g., terminal operator, ten-print operator, latent print) to unit personnel to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and policies regarding criminal information dissemination and fingerprinting.

10. Maintains current knowledge of federal, state, AZAFIS, and Department rules, regulations, policies, procedures and statutes governing security and privacy of record information.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. fingerprint pattern interpretation for ten-prints/latent process.

2. the techniques for taking fingerprints and palmprints.

3. state and federal laws and regulations governing custody of security and privacy of record information.

4. records management systems (automated and manual files).

5. the research and interpretive practices employed in the acquisition and dissemination of criminal history information.

6. effective listening techniques.

7. basic accounting principles to administer various funds, process financial documents or make budget recommendations or forecasts.

8. business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation required to produce and proofread moderate to complex written documents.

9. modern office practices, procedures and equipment to perform office functions in an efficient manner.

Skill in:

1. the use of computer keyboard devices.

2. the use of computer software programs.

3. the use of automated fingerprint identification system and Livescan equipment.

Ability to:

1. effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels.

2. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

3. organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks.

4. work under minimal supervision and make independent decisions.

5. conduct research, gather information and analyze a wide variety of data and statistics.

6. complete assignments within a stringent deadline.

7. identify problems, analyze alternatives and develop feasible recommendations.

8. set short- and long-range plans or goals for unit and projects.

9. interpret and apply moderately difficult to complex written information.

10. research and reconcile inaccuracies in documents.

11. make presentations to small and large audiences.

12. calculate mathematical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Office setting.

May be required to move up to 55 pounds for distances of up to 10 feet.


Shift work may be required.

Must obtain Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Terminal Operator Certification (TOC) and AZAFIS Certification within six months of hire, and maintain both certifications throughout the course of this assignment with the Department.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires graduation from an FBI Fingerprint Classification School OR course work in the area of fingerprint identification, criminalistics and evidence technology and two (2) years experience in fingerprint identification work, one (1) year of which must be in automated fingerprint identification system operations.

An Associate Degree in criminal justice or Associate of Applied Science Degree in administration of criminal justice/evidence technology or related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/28/2014 3:29:47 PM