Fingerprint Technician (Part Time)

Jul 10, 2019, 12:31 PM

$16.37 per hour - $19.64 per hour depending upon qualifications

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Under general direction of the Records Supervisor, fundamental duties include the acquisition, and filing of fingerprints, either manually or via the appropriate automated fingerprint identification system.  Administrative duties include recording information in various administrative logs, filing and maintaining fingerprint cards, handling various City of Alpharetta permits and operating a remote computer terminal for query and data entry.


The following duties are typical for this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.  In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.


  • Acquisitions essential demographic information, blocking and fingerprint images into the system to establish or update the Computerized Criminal History and/or FBI record, using a barcode printer, and the ISII Imaging System scanner workstations.

    Provides technical assistance and instruction to the Criminal Justice and non-Criminal Justice Public regarding fingerprint techniques in order to maximize quality of data and accuracy of identification.

    Releases information to and obtains information from authorized DPS personnel and other law enforcement agencies as directed, using a personal computer, Optical Print and Photo Imaging subsystem (OPPIS), high-resolution facsimile machine and other standard office equipment.

    Validates information entered into the database; researches and corrects data entry errors in order to safeguard the quality and integrity of the corresponding databases.

    Fingerprints applicants to obtain quality ten-print cards for the purpose of establishing or verifying identity, using standard fingerprint equipment and supplies, or automated Live Scan devices.

    Ensures all fingerprints, palm prints, and thumb prints are clear and identifiable.

    Explains to server applicants the qualifications for pouring permits, take their applications and obtain a photo for their pouring permit ID.

    Explains the taxi permit procedure to taxi driver applicants.  Processes a background check for the applicants and verifies qualifications.

    Photographs City of Alpharetta employees for identification cards.

    Maintains current knowledge of federal, state, & department rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and statutes governing security and privacy of record information, in order to process and manage information accurately and appropriately.

    Processes applications for server alcohol permits and issues licenses.

    Performs related duties as required or assigned.
  • Fingerprint identification principles, practices, methods, and techniques.

    Record-keeping methods, practices, and procedures.

    File searching and records storage techniques and procedures.

    Applicable federal, state, and local criminal and civil laws, codes, and regulations.

    Basic principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

    English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

    Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

    Computer terminal data input and retrieval processes.


  • Learn extensive statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the use and management of information related to fingerprints and criminal history records.

    Operate and utilize the Live Scan. 

    Apply departmental procedures and operations orders regarding the Fingerprint Identification Unit. 

    Operate a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; utilizes word processing, database, spreadsheet, or other software programs

    Operate specialized automated law enforcement information systems including public safety computer systems to access and maintain data.

    Type and enter data accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.  Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice or evidence technology or a related field is desirable.

    Experience working in a general office support environment.

    Completion of a FBI or State Department of Justice Basic and Advanced Fingerprint courses is desirable. 

    Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license.

Please submit: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) employment application. All documents may be submitted electronically by e-mail to or fax to 678-297-6331.  If you are mailing your submission, send all documents to Piper Williams, Records Supervisor, Public Safety Department, 2565 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009.  The position is “Open until Filled” and may be closed at any time without prior notice.


POSTED:  July 10, 2019
Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Public Safety

  • Part-time

Hours per week:
  • 20

  • Open

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E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

 If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Employer ID: 95319

Authorized On: 01/29/2008