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Class Title: AFIS SERVICES SPECIALIST
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC SAFETY
Assists with the identification of perpetrators of crime by properly identifying fingerprint evidence; administers the operation of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and testifies in court regarding fingerprint evidence.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Develops and maintains project schedules associated with AFIS operations and management of fingerprint records.
Receives and evaluates latent fingerprints evidence from crime scenes generated by officers, detectives and/ or crime scene technicians; compares suspect and elimination finger/palm prints against latent prints obtained from crime scenes.
Uses a computerized database and video/flat bed scanners to search for a match of latent fingerprints by extracting identifying detail.
Prepares detailed supplemental reports relating results of print evaluations, print comparisons and AFIS fingerprint searches.
Trains personnel in all aspects of latent print evaluation, comparison, searching, identification and documentation including how to provide court testimony as an expert witness.
Maintains statistics and monitors workload according to Georgia Crime Information Center Policy including completion of a monthly report that tracks the number of searches and comparisons completed for fingerprint identification.
Acts as liaison for the County with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Georgia Crime Information Center and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on the AFIS and data base systems including maintenance problems.
Prepares court charts and/or testifies in legal proceedings on evidence collection and identification of latent impressions.
Interacts with various other professional, judicial, investigative, insurance, and public and private agencies in support of on-going investigations, to ensure accurate and thorough information exchanges.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
AFIS Computer Terminal Fax Machine Video/Flat bed scanner
Copy Machine Camera Communications Radio
Video/Bar Code Printers Vehicle Personal Computer
High school diploma or GED equivalents; supplemented by two years latent print identification experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Valid Driver’s License
POST Identification Technician (Desirable)
International Association For Identification
Senior Crime Scene Analyst (Desirable)
International Association For Identification
Latent Fingerprint Examiner (Desirable)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic and advanced fingerprint collection, identification, and classification techniques.
Knowledge of crime scene processing techniques including chemical processing, blood detection and blood pattern analysis.
Knowledge of County, Departmental and Bureau policies and procedures; laws, rules and regulations regarding the admissibility of evidence; county, state and federal laws and ordinances.
Knowledge of Georgia Bureau of Investigations regulations regarding the use of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
Ability to maintain effective records maintenance and file management systems.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and in presenting information and responding to questions regarding functional area of assignment.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and legal documentation.
Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with co-workers, department management, members of the judiciary, and the general public.
Ability to foster a team environment by supporting cohesive work relationships and providing effective conflict resolution.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is rarely exposed to disagreeable environmental factors.