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Job Description

Friction Ridge Analyst – Level 1

PURPOSE: To perform routine examinations in preparing, searching, retrieving, comparing, analyzing and evaluating fingerprints using both automated tools as well as manual methodologies to make a determination of fingerprint matches


  • Identify/report data errors and take appropriate corrective actions

  • Conduct special fingerprint examination services

  • Support want and warrant pages

  • Support special projects with fingerprint examination services

  • Provide information for various reports. Prepare reports as needed

  • Provide quality assurance support for fingerprint decisions

  • Provide court testimony

  • Perform other related duties as assigned



A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college, or equivalent experience in fingerprint comparison and analysis experience; and one (1) year of working experience in Tenprint comparisons or successful completion of college coursework related to friction ridge analysis. Prefer experience working with automated fingerprint identification systems and comparison verification tools. Successful completion of entrance examination is required. Successful completion of a DHS C6 Public Integrity background investigation is required.