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Class Code: 6203
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Summary Statement: Responsible for a variety of fingerprint duties, including the acquisition, classification, searching, comparison, identification and filing of fingerprints, either manually or via Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS) processes; takes fingerprint impressions. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Acquisitions essential demographic information, blocking and fingerprint images into AZAFIS to establish or update an Arizona Computerized Criminal History (ACCH) and/or FBI record, using a barcode printer, and the AZAFIS full function and ISII Imaging System scanner workstations.

2. Compares fingerprint data (e.g., skeleton, core and axis, bifurcations, type lines, deltas, etc.) to determine positive identification of individuals, using fingerprint magnifier, AZAFIS full function scanner workstation, verification station and fingerprint cards.

3. Provides technical assistance and instruction to the Criminal Justice and non-Criminal Justice public regarding fingerprint techniques in order to maximize quality of data and accuracy of identification.

4. Performs routine AZAFIS and manual file maintenance, such as identifying and consolidating duplicate records, posting and deleting flags, or upgrading/enhancing image data, using AZAFIS full function scanner workstation, verification station, master arrest fingerprint card Power Files and fingerprint magnifier.

5. Releases information to and obtains information from authorized DPS personnel and other law enforcement agencies as directed, using a personal computer, Optical Print and Photo Imaging subsystem (OPPIS), high-resolution facsimile machine and other standard office equipment.

6. Validates information entered into AZAFIS; researches and corrects data entry errors in order to safeguard the quality and integrity of the AZAFIS, ACCH and FBI databases.

7. Classifies fingerprints by analyzing and blocking pattern types using the science and techniques of fingerprints and the Henry fingerprint classification system.

8. Fingerprints suspects and applicants to obtain quality ten-print cards for the purpose of establishing or verifying identity, using standard fingerprint equipment and supplies, or automated Livescan devices.

9. Maintains current knowledge of federal, state, AZAFIS, Department rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and statutes governing security and privacy of record information, in order to process and manage information accurately and appropriately.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. standard fingerprint classification methods and practices to classify and identify fingerprints.

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

Skill in:

1. the use of computer keyboard devices.

Ability to:

1. analyze minute similarities and differences of fingerprint images to establish identity of individuals.

2. take fingerprint impressions for the purpose of obtaining quality ten-print cards or automated Livescan fingerprint records.

3. effectively communicate orally and in writing.

4. make decisions based on analysis of detailed visual images.

5. learn extensive statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the use and management of information related to fingerprints and criminal history records.


Office setting.

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

May be required to sit for extended periods of time, concentrating on highly detailed visual images.


Must obtain ACJIS and AZAFIS TOC within 6 months of hire, and maintain both certifications throughout the course of this assignment with the Department.

May be required to testify at legal hearings and/or in court proceedings.

Holidays, weekends and shift work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires graduation from a FBI Fingerprint Classification School or course work in the area of fingerprint identification, criminalistics and evidence technology or one (1) year of experience working in a law enforcement agency's criminal records, information or identification section.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


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Current as of: 7/25/2014 10:06:05 PM