Fingerprint Technical Support Officer

at New Zealand Police
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date Posted October 15, 2021
Category Admin and Clerical
Job Type Full-time
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Fingerprint Technical Support Officer New Zealand Police location Auckland.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes. We’re working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business’ and achieve long-term change.

Job description Fingerprint Technical Support Officer, it starts with you. Based in Otahuhu, Auckland. Permanent, Full-time. Remunerating band starting from $56,220.00.

About the role as a Fingerprint Technical Support Officer, you will support Fingerprint Experts in their work, through the provision of basic lab services and admin services. You will report to the Manager of the Fingerprint Office and will be part of the National Fingerprint Service Centre.

Key accountabilities receiving exhibits, detailing the items and confirming accuracy and/or making necessary corrections. You will be required to document the receipt and release of exhibits. This is 'end to end exhibit management' and maintaining the exhibit chain of custody. Making working solutions of chemicals. Maintaining our chemical register in Chemwatch database. Ensuring stocks in the lab are up to date, testing and recording the making of working solutions and their efficacy.

You will be maintaining accurate fingerprint case file records though FIMS (Fingerprint Information Management System), liaising with investigators, SOCO and Case management units to support investigations. Sending out Fingerprint Identification memos and assisting with court file disclosure packages. General administrative and reception duties, for example, answering the phone, dealing with incoming mail, filing and managing offsite archiving.

What you’ll bring being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

We are looking for someone who has some basic lab skills and an understanding of forensics. You will need to be able to multi-task, work well under pressure and be able to complete all work with accuracy. Be able to work in an environment that contains traumatic content. A full driver's license is also helpful as you may have to drive our work vehicles from time to time.

Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place a high emphasis on your mind-set, your alignment with our values, and your ability to work in a high performing team and your leadership. This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.

About us our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure. Working flexibly your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.