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Forensic Examiner - Latent Print

Full-time Temporary


PURPOSE: Independently performs routine to moderately complex technical examinations of evidence to processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, examinations, visualizing/recording prints, evaluating and comparing latent prints in a forensic laboratory.


  • Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, examinations and comparisons involving known fingerprints and latent prints

  • Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques. Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence


  • Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments are in a state of readiness, supplies are sufficient to support laboratory operations and that all necessary safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.

  • Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.



High School diploma and four (4) years of experience in processing materials/evidence for latent prints, recovery of latents, examination, visualizing/recording latents, evaluating latent prints and comparing latent prints to known prints in a forensics laboratory. Proficiency utilizing AFIS, ABIS, and/or other National databases. Prefer professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner by the International Association of Identification (IAI). Experience working with Joint Expeditionary Forensics Facilities (JEFF), Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell (CEXC) or other DoD expeditionary forensics labs (EFLs) preferred.  Must be able to pass a background investigation and to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. Must be able to deploy to forensic facilities located outside of the United States for up to 42 weeks per year.