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Identification Specialist II

An Identification Specialist for the State Bureau of Identification performs advanced technical services work. He or she evaluates, identifies, classifies, and analyses fingerprints submitted to SBI. Identification Specialists are also responsible for evaluating and interpreting legal documents to establish, maintain, and release criminal history record information. Tasks performed by an Identification Specialist include:

  • Reviewing electronic and paper fingerprint submissions to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Adding, searching, error-checking, and editing information in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
  • Comparing possible fingerprint matches to make a positive identification.
  • Classifying fingerprints into the correct file.
  • Submitting Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) and update notifications to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Identifying and correcting discrepancies on fingerprint cards and legal documentation so that information is complete and accurate.
  • Entering, updating, and maintaining CHRI in the Maine State Repository.
  • Evaluating record information to ensure completeness, accuracy, and conformance to the law
  • Responding to requests for CHRI and ensuring that requestors only receive information they are allowed to.
  • Training students at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on fingerprinting and related topics.