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The Arkansas State Police (ASP) Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Technician is responsible for taking, classifying, verifying, or identifying fingerprints and maintaining files. This

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Takes fingerprints of individuals by inking each finger and rolling finger onto fingerprint card, records individual identifying information on card, and files by type. Enters data into computer database according to established procedures. Identifies and classifies fingerprints by searching files or classifying prints by numerical value and requesting identification through the National Crime Information Center. Returns illegible fingerprint cards to requestor. Maintains state and criminal fingerprint files, and researches files for identification or verification as requested by various criminal justice agencies and employers. Removes and destroys files upon receipt of court order to expunge record and notifies court of actions taken. Enters and retrieves fingerprint information from computer, and transmits messages via computer to law enforcement agencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of general filing systems and procedures. Knowledge of database management techniques and principles. Ability to make comparison and distinguish differences in fingerprint identification. Ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to maintain files and records.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus four years of experience in records systems maintenance.

Required Certificates:

Must be able to successfully obtain and maintain Arkansas Crime Information Center terminal operations Level I certification.


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