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The Fingerprint Technician is responsible for processing, classifying and verifying fingerprints through the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC). This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Processes fingerprint cards by entering the information into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and checks cards in ACIC for SID number and/or criminal records. Identifies and classifies fingerprints by searching files or classifying prints by numerical value and requesting identification through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and 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. Enters and retrieves fingerprint information and transmits messages electronically to law enforcement agencies. May fingerprint individuals for the purpose of identification, criminal history, and job application. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of fingerprinting techniques and practices. Knowledge of general filing systems and procedures. 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 two years of experience in records systems maintenance, or related area, including one year working with fingerprints. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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