FLSA: Hourly

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(024) $17.80 - $25.37 an hour     $37,024.00 - $52,769.60 a year

JOBCODE: 007601


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will be responsible for performing criminal identification and fingerprint classification work.


  • Taking, classifying, searching, comparing and filing fingerprints.

  • Maintaining fingerprint index files.

  • Operating mobile crimes laboratory.

  • Photographing and processing crime scenes for latent fingerprints/evidence.

  • Photographing and fingerprinting deceased persons.

  • Making plaster casts.

  • Collecting, processing and preserving evidence.

  • Performing gunshot residue tests.

  • Performing related work as required.


  • Knowledge of fingerprint procedures; records keeping techniques.

  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of photographic and fingerprinting equipment.

  • Ability to operate photographic and fingerprinting equipment.

  • Ability to understand and follow precise oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to deal with scenes of violence and death.

  • Ability to operate a lightweight motor vehicle.


Graduation from an accredited high school and two (2) years of experience in criminal identification and fingerprint classification work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. An associate’s degree in Crime Scene Technology or certification in Crime Scene Technology from an accredited college can be substitute for the experience. (NOTE: Submit photocopy of Associate’s Degree or Certification in Crime Scene Technology with application).

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid Driver’s license.


Evaluation of training and experience. A background investigation and polygraph examination will be conducted on the candidate selected for employment. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of July 7, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumés can be submitted in support, but not in lieu, of an application. Resumés and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

6-30-14 (007601)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 7/7/2014 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.