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Investigative Coordinator

Fingerprinting (Los Angeles)







To perform a variety of routine investigative liaison duties independently, under supervision of the Fingerprinting Manager. Performs other related duties as required.


Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

• Communicate with Department of Justice (DOJ) as the Archdiocese contact person for all fingerprinting reports.

• Serve as the Fingerprinting Dept. liaison with the Archdiocese, Cemeteries, Mortuaries, Schools, Parishes, and affiliated organizations.

• Interpret DOJ codes and acronyms.

• Serve as Case Management Database Administrator.

• Receive DOJ notices of arrests on individual fingerprints and communicate with individuals and their pastors to determine if employment or service poses a risk or liability.

• Decide together with Pastor/Principals, Assistant Superintendent and Fingerprinting Manager if individuals found at risk or unable to contact should be put on hold in VPIN database.

• Type and prepare correspondence, memos, reports and other documents utilizing computer equipment.

• Investigate a variety of crimes in support of the enforcement of municipal, state, and federal criminal laws. These crimes may include but are not limited to violent and non-violent crimes as well as sex offenses and missing person’s investigations.

• Follow appropriate analytical methods and information-gathering processes that are relevant to the cases.

• Collect and preserve letters to ensure the custodians of certain documents and electronically stored information preserve potentially relevant information to the case.

• Explain Archdiocese of Los Angeles Fingerprinting Department policies and procedures.

• Keep equipment, such as the Live Scan Machine up to date weekly.

• Assist the Fingerprinting Scheduler and Coordinator in all administrative activities of the department.

• Required to go out to different sites and fingerprint employees, volunteers, teachers, principals of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

• Update and maintain confidential database in VPIN Fingerprint Database.

• Handle high volume of daily phone calls and continually make decisions regarding fingerprinting questions and information requests.

• Troubleshoots basic problems with computers that are used for Live Scan.

• Helps locations with questions regarding VPIN or the fingerprinting procedures.

• Checks various forms for completeness and accuracy.

• Maintains and updates various records and files.

• Travel to different locations is required as necessary.



Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

• Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community is preferred.
• Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice or similar degree from an accredited school is preferred.

• One to two years of administrative experience required.

• Must be able to obtain Department of Justice Clearance

• Valid California Driver’s License and Auto insurance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• Basic computer skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and database software as well as Excel.

• The mission and organizational structure of the Catholic Church.

• Strong understanding of the faith and why fingerprinting is necessary.

• Strong writing and editing skills, including the ability to prepare professional emails, memos, and letters

• Excellent communication skills, including active listening, investigative, and interpersonal skills

• Record keeping methods and procedures.

Skill in:
• Handling highly confidential and sensitive information
• Typing at a minimum of 45 wpm.
• Effective verbal and written communication. For positions requiring bilingual skills, the incumbent must also be reasonably fluent in English and Spanish or other language.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with all types of personalities.

• Data Entry.

• Report assembling.

• Short-range organizational planning.

• Telephone communications.

• Attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to:

• Understand Fingerprint process and operate live scan machine.

• Communicate effectively in written and oral form.

• Maintain complete confidentiality.

• Operate computer to enter data, format, and generate reports using standard software: VPIN.

• Operate and maintain Live Scan equipment.

• Operate standard office equipment including, fax machine and computer.

• Occasionally lift up to 40 pounds.

• Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.

• Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping and walking.

• Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hand and arms.

Information/Application Contact

Fingerprinting (Los Angeles)

3424 Wilshire blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010