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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Fingerprint Technician Supervisor in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4492938 THE POSITION


Grow your career in fingerprinting services by becoming a Fingerprint Technician Supervisor! The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has a long history of providing honest and faithful police service to the citizens of Pennsylvania. Your experience in fingerprinting will aide PSP and other criminal justice agencies. If you have a keen attention to detail and want to expand your expertise, this is the perfect opportunity for you!


As a Fingerprint Technician Supervisor, you will supervise the manual and automated fingerprinting process and maintain knowledge of the crime and penal codes of Pennsylvania. You can expect to organize the fingerprint unit workflow according to state and federal standards. In this position, you provide guidance and instruction to local and state agencies in the use of fingerprinting equipment, contact the agencies when errors occur with their submissions, and ensure that the criminal history records are completed or updated accurately. Additionally, you will provide emergency fingerprint services for criminal justice agencies in the search and identification of individuals. As a supervisor, you are responsible for onboarding new employees, evaluating their work performance, and providing training.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description. Work Schedule and Additional Information: Full-time employment, 40 hours per week Work hours are determined through rotating shifts including holidays and weekends. Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. Please Note:  Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $53,161.00 (before taxes).

You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.   REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year as a Fingerprint Technician (commonwealth title); or Two years of experience in the identification and non-identification of individuals through fingerprint and palm print examination, comparison, and verification.

Other Requirements: You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. You must obtain and maintain an active Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) certification issued by the Pennsylvania State Police within the probationary period and maintain the same for the duration of employment in this job. You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: You must pass criminal history and background investigations.

How to Apply: Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted. Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference fo qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

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Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam). Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. Your score is valid for this specific posting only. You must provide complete and accurate information or: your score may be lower than deserved. you may be disqualified. You may only apply/test once for this posting. Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.