Applying To: Forensic Science Technician (Fingerprint Technician)

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  • Minimum: $31,304.00
  • Maximum: $47,502.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for securing information and evidence, classifying, analyzing and comparing records and assisting with the maintenance of relevant files. Duties include fingerprinting conscious, unconscious and deceased subjects to establish identity; photographing subjects; transmitting fingerprints to other law enforcement agencies; chemically processing and logging items for evidence and attending pre-trial conferences and testifying in court as to prisoner identifications and evidence processing results. In order to be considered for this position applicants must be available to work all shifts which include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.  Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application. Shift differential of 1% is paid for evening, night and weekend shifts.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Forensic Science Technician

Minimum Qualifications

 An Associate’s degree in Physical or Forensic Science. OR one year of experience receiving, collecting, or processing forensic evidence for analysis. OR one year of experience working with fingerprint classification and identification.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certification: Must successfully complete AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol within 24 months of date of hire.  Must also become certified to use REJIS and MULES criminal history files and arrest records by completion of the working test period.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" and submit to a "DNA buccal swab" as part of the medical examination.

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 3066
January 22, 2020
2555-G11 (No Wav)

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