Fingerprint Technician Trainee

Description of Duties/Essential Functions

Under immediate supervision, participates in an agency sponsored training program to develop the knowledge, understanding and technical skills necessary to function as a proficient Fingerprint Technician. Receives formalized classroom instruction in; the recognition, analysis and explanation of basic fingerprint patterns; the comparison of fingerprint impressions to determine identification and classification of fingerprint patterns utilizing the Automated Fingerprint Identifications System (AFIS) equipment and manual fingerprint cards; AFIS equipment maintenance procedures; how to set the core and axis of fingerprint images; performs manual prep work of fingerprint submissions; how to search the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) and AFIS databases; how to file and retrieve fingerprint cards within the master fingerprint file and to utilize the fingerprint scanner and AFIS edit and verification terminals. After successfully completing one year as a trainee, the individual will be expected to assume the duties and responsibilities of a qualified Fingerprint Technician.

Minimum Requirements

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of high school. Requires ability to follow oral and written instructions. Requires basic computer and keyboard knowledge. Requires ability to observe visual aids and visually compare fingerprints.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Work Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Work Location: Illinois State Police, Bureau of Identification, 260 N. Chicago, Joliet, IL
Agency Contact:
Public Safety Shared Services
Kim Aure, HR Representative
1301 Concordia Ct
Springfield, IL 62702

How to Apply

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (7/2019) to the Agency Contact address listed above. Applicant must be deemed qualified or have submitted a promotional application to CMS to receive a qualifying grade PRIOR to the closing of the posting period.

FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (7/2019) to the Agency Contact listed.


Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Fingerprint Technician Trainee:

Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.

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