Latent Fingerprint Technical Trainer

Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Rancho Cordova, CA, US, 95670

Company:  NCA - NEC Corporation of America

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA or Remote with some travel



Job Title:

Latent Fingerprint Technical Trainer

Job Code:


Organization Name:

Advanced Recognition Systems

Reporting Relationship:



Summary -

Provides application training for customers and employees.  Creates and updates course materials, curriculums, and sample test data.  Reviews and tests AFIS software applications for compliance with customer functionality requirements, and latent print analysis and examination within NEC.   Plays a key role in liaising with customers and NEC staff regarding latent and tenprint problems and questions. 


Requires specialized depth of knowledge and experience in tenprint and latent print processing and comparison.  Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations.  Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices.  Utilizes experience in biometric analysis to advise and work with product management teams.  Remains current on National biometric standards and participates in federal working groups advising on biometric technology use.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

40%  Conducts training for NEC staff and customers; including webinars


35%  Supports Development and Engineering in the development of new AFIS software applications.  Performs system integration testing on new and revised software applications.  Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods.


5%  Assists customers in troubleshooting any tenprint or latent operational problems – including the diagnosis of latent hits and minutiae analysis.


10%  Supports sales and marketing efforts; including Benchmark testing, Acceptance Testing, System Acceptance Testing and Equipment demonstrations


10%  Compiles user documentation and training materials for all AFIS applications


Prerequisites -


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or an equivalent field.


Eight or more years experience in tenprint and latent print processing and comparison.

Experience in latent print examination must have been gained at local and federal agencies.

Field experience in the collection and processing of evidence for latent fingerprint analysis.

Certifications, Licenses, etc:

International Association of Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Examiner required.

Teaching Credentials from an accredited university preferred.

US Government Top Secret security clearance or higher preferred.



Specialized Knowledge and Skills -

Language Skills:

Excellent communicative skills both oral and written, and excellent presentation skills.

Mathematical Skills:

Basic calculations and computations necessary used in the coring and ranking of biometric matches.

Reasoning Skills:

Logical deductions and inferences required to troubleshoot and resolve fingerprint comparison technical issues, and to learn new products and applications.

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

Experience in latent fingerprint analysis & comparison required.

Working experience in the development of latent fingerprints using traditional powders as well as ninhydrin, cyanoacrylate, and other chemical methods required.

Knowledge of NEC AFIS products preferred.

Experience in tenprint fingerprint classification and comparison preferred.



Work Environment and Physical Demands -

General Work Environment:

General office environment


Moderate noise level


Occasional lifting of PC equipment


Requires long hours of computer screen reading


Moderate stress levels; shifting priorities and the ability to quickly react to meet deadlines are necessary.


Periods of frequent travel (50%) are required.  This travel consists of visits to new customer installations to conduct training classes, as well as attending trade shows & seminars.



Supervisory Responsibility, if any:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC is a leading provider of innovative IT, biometrics, network, and communications products and solutions for service carriers and Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including healthcare, government, education, and hospitality. NEC delivers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications, and biometric security. NEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in over 44 countries and more than $37.5 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit www.necam.com. 

NEC Corporation of America and its subsidiaries is committed to the maximum utilization of all human resources and the goal of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic characteristics, height, weight, arrest record pertaining to misdemeanors or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

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