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Biometric (Fingerprinting) Technician

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Hiring Organization Amentum
Post Name Biometric (Fingerprinting) Technician
Qualification A High School Diploma or equivalent.
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 18 To USD 23 Per Hour
Location Los Angeles, California, United States 90001

Job Description

As a Biometric Technician (BT), you will be responsible for supporting the mission of a government program located in La Brea, CA. This position works as a part of a dynamic team of professionals assisting the United States Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) Application Support Center (ASC) operations. PAE provides all required job training for qualified candidates. This position is an on-call (casual) team, member.

Call (causal) employees are expected to be available all five days, Monday through Friday from the hours of 7:45 am to 4:15 pm for substitute coverage as needed at the site. This is not a regular Full Time or regular Part Time position; it is a Casual On-Call position.

All efforts are made to notify On-Call personnel in advance of the site on-call needs, however, occasionally employees are notified the night before or the day of.  Interested candidates must meet this availability.

In this position, hours are not guaranteed, and employees are on an “as needed” basis so a steady income stream cannot be guaranteed. The On-Call position is a perfect fit for candidates with flexibility, seeking supplemental income, and for those who still want to be active in a work environment without a committed schedule.

Primary Responsibilities are:  

  • Complete biometrics registration for applicants seeking legal immigration to the United States.
  • Ensure all who enter the ASC are approved applicants and visitors while providing both interior and exterior crowd control and assisting the staff in enforcing the rules and policies of the ASCs.
  • Provide front-line customer service as representatives of PAE and on behalf of the United States Government.

Highlights of Responsibilities:   

It is expected that providing applicants with the highest level of customer service is primary in all responsibilities.  This position must be able to work with the public, display a cheerful and inviting demeanor, smile, manage the applicants with sensitivity, and courtesy and ensure the applicant is treated with respect as a customer of the USCIS ASC.

Further, personnel must safeguard all areas where Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is vulnerable such as applicant’s paperwork and identifications, electronic biometric data, and reports.

  • Perform quality biometrics processing to include capturing electronic fingerprints, photographs, and signatures within established program-wide processing times.
  • Screen applicants entering the facility to ensure they have a valid appointment notice and identification allowing their entry into the ASC.
  • Utilize crowd control barriers (stanchions or rails) to ensure a safe and organized entry into the facility.
  • Visually inspect applicants and their belongings prior to allowing entry into the facility. During national pandemics or other health crises, applicants may be asked questions about their status of illness and may be declined entry to the ASC per customer requirements.
  • Conducting periodic facility checks (both interior and exterior) reporting any concerns to the Site Supervisor to manage.
  • Assist the Site Supervisor and/or government Immigration Service Officer in calling local law enforcement or first responders when necessary.
  • Manage and complete with accuracy administrative paperwork such as tracking processing time for applicants, reconciliation paperwork of biometrics captured, assisting in maintaining a visitor control log for non-applicants entering the facility, signing off on facility checks, and other administrative duties as needed.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued suitability clearance.
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to speak and write in English.
  • Ability to stand upright on one’s feet for scheduled shift duration, excluding meals and breaks.
  • Ability to hold and grasp the applicant’s hands to obtain quality fingerprints.
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with the public.
  • Ability to type and use basic computer skills.
  • Successful completion of the biometrics training and become certified within sixty days.

Desired Skills: 

  • Ability to speak a foreign language.

*This position is regulated by the Department of Labor (DOL) as a Service Contract Act (SCA) contract.  The DOL regulates the minimum hourly rate of pay, holiday, vacation leave, benefits, and Health and Welfare money to offset employer costs of benefits (medical, dental, etc).  Call (casual) employees are not eligible for benefits so unused health and welfare dollars will be paid up to an additional $4.75 per hour.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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