Applying To: Latent Fingerprint Examiner

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Notice:

Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.

Salary

  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position prepare and identify latent fingerprint evidence of subjects. Duties include processing evidence for possible latent fingerprints; testifying in court and maintaining latent fingerprint files. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Latent Fingerprint Examiner

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in Physical Science or Criminal Justice; plus two years of experience in Latent Fingerprint Technology. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certification: Must obtain AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol within 24 months of date of hire; become REJIS and MULES certified; and obtain IAI Latent Certification. All certifications must be maintained while employed by the City of St. Louis.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing application and be able to present license upon request.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.

MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and “DNA buccal swab.”

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's 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.  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 http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs

Examination Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3246
May 03, 2021
2554-14G

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