City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2012-13
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Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by
our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:
*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness
and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust
All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the
|LATENT PRINT EXAMINER II
Pay Grade: 24 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: Clerical/Technical (A) Class Code: L037
Effective Date: 7/01 Revision Date: 8/03, 7/05, 7/08
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform and oversee complex friction ridge analysis, chemical latent print development, detailed technical evidence collection, and crime scene analysis for the Police Department. The Latent Print Examiner II trains, guides and provides lead direction to Latent Print Examiner I’s.
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Provides lead direction, training, and guidance to the Latent Print Examiner I’s;
Evaluates new equipment for potential applications and future use;
Carries out a variety of miscellaneous tasks which are generally temporary special assignments;
Carries out latent print development using chemical sequencing;
Responds to crime scenes for technical police support;
Processes and investigates crime scenes to record, document and collect physical evidence, including fingerprint evidence, using cameras, measurement techniques and special physical evidence procedures;
Conducts friction ridge analysis utilizing scientifically accepted methodology;
Performs proper collection, preservation and packaging of different types of evidence;
Attends court to provide expert testimony relative to the work performed;
Enters, retrieves and searches 10-prints and latent prints by means of the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS);
Writes reports and completes all paperwork associated with crime scene investigations;
Conducts technical and/or administrative reviews on scientific reports;
As needed, prepares multiple photo sheets with “mug” photographs of crime suspects plus other persons whose photographs are filed in laboratory;
Secures print/impression evidence by casting and/or photographing;
Effects effaced serial number restorations using chemical and electrochemical methods;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Policies, procedures and guidelines of the Police Department and laboratory;
Research and scientific laboratory techniques and procedures;
Photographic techniques and procedures under various lighting conditions;
Photo processing techniques and procedures;
Digital and video camera operation;
Personal computers and related software;
Proper crime scene collection techniques and procedures;
Police regulations and governmental laws on chemicals, storage and disposal;
Latent print development procedures;
Teach, guide and direct entry-level personnel;
Organize, plan and prioritize casework;
Teach latent print development procedures;
Formulate and undertake technical research projects;
Handle and transfer developed latent fingerprints and palmprints;
Apply special techniques for recovering fingerprints from human skin;
Input, search and retrieve fingerprints from national, state and local databases;
Properly collect, package and preserve physical evidence from crime scenes;
Make drawings and graphical representations of crime scenes;
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports;
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Work is performed under the general direction of the Forensic Services Section Manager.
May provide lead
A Bachelor’s Degree in Science or a related field; and
A minimum of four (4) years proficient experience performing accurate latent print comparisons and laboratory processes to detect latent prints, including three (3) years experience in crime scene photography;
Successful completion of a latent print examination;
Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS) 10-print Certification within six months of date of hire;
AZAFIS Latent Print Operator Certification, within six months of date of hire;
Valid Arizona Driver’s License;
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Certification as a Latent Print Examiner by the International Association for Identification (I.A.I).
The primary duties of this class are performed in a work environment in which the employee may be subject to potential personal danger. Shift, weekend and holiday work may be required.
Essential Physical Abilities
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to collect, process, and analyze crime scene evidence and related materials.
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate computer equipment and general office equipment and to properly collect, process, and analyze crime scene evidence and related materials;
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to bend or stoop repeatedly in collecting evidence, sit or stand for long periods of time, and lift at least 20 pounds.