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Recruitment #19-004447-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future permanent and contractual recruitments for the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible for one year.




6776 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Fingerprint Specialist performs the intermediate level of fingerprinting work examining, classifying, and performing the 1st stage fingerprint matching verification process in the MAFIS Lights Out workflow structured environment under moderate supervision. Remove information from public inspection in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Article 10-105(f) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.


  • Fingerprint customers by live scan or link method
  • Perform intermediate level of fingerprint work by examining, classifying, and performing the 1st stage fingerprint matching verification process in the “MAFIS Lights Out” and the 2nd stag Quality Assurance review of fingerprint verification under Moderate Supervision.
  • Responsible for searching Ident/Index, MD Raps, TIME (FBI) Archive Web (Cogent) and the court system for requested criminal charges in order to flag charges to be expunged.  Request the removal of Master fingerprint cards from the Master SID File
  • Performs research and analysis of fingerprint card submissions from criminal, non-criminal and private provider agencies and to conduct audits of those same agencies.  This includes but is not limited to using various databases and research tools available to conduct such research; to accomplish assigned tasks on time, accurately and completely; and to record the results of that research on various spreadsheets; and to write clear and concise audit reports


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience performing general office work using computers or one year of experience in classifying, filing and retrieving fingerprints.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in fingerprint identification classification or fingerprint identification specialty codes in the fingerprint identification field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience examining, classifying, and performing the 1st stage of fingerprint identifications.
  • Data entry


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Candidates for this classification are subject to a criminal records check before a permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction record may be grounds for rejection of the applicant by the hiring agency.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency a telephone number where they can by reached.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: J. Rolon

300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107

Towson, MD 21286

For more information, please call 410-339-3695

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.