Forensic Scientist - Latent Prints

Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory, Olathe, KS, US


The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Examining developed latent prints utilizing the ACE-V process
  • Processing evidence, utilizing various chemical and physical methods, to develop latent prints
  • Utilize local and national finger/palm print databases
  • Perform technical and administrative review of case data
  • Document and perform casework duties in accordance with laboratory procedures with minimal errors and no pattern of deficiencies
  • Participate in training, competency testing, and proficiency testing according to established protocols
  • Rigorously follow all safety manuals, standard operating procedures, and quality assurance/quality control procedures 
  • Perform quality control assurance/quality control procedures of reagents, equipment, and instrumentation as necessary 
  • Assist in ensuring conformance to laboratory accreditation standards
  • Attend continuing education/training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and professional meetings as time and resources allow
  • Participate in method validation/verification studies as needed
  • Provide expert testimony in courts of law as required

This position requires availability for on-call hours outside the normal workday, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Minimum Education Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or forensic science related area. Transcripts must be submitted with the application in order to verify degree requirement.

Experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications: At least two years of recent independent casework experience in the relevant discipline.


2022 salary ranges are:

  • Forensic Scientist Trainee ($49,437 - $74,031)
  • Forensic Scientist ($56,659 - $84,864) At least 2 years of forensic experience and completion of a forensic Latent Print training program
  • Senior Forensic Scientist ($61,950- $92,926) At least five years of independent casework experience

This position will be hired as a Forensic Scientist Trainee, Forensic Scientist, or Senior Forensic Scientist based upon prior experience. For applicants with prior experience, additional training may be required based upon assessment of the completed training program.

2022 benefits include:

  • 10 county-paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, and accrual of sick and vacation leave
  • Parental, caregiver, shared, civic, military, and bereavement leave
  • Dental, medical, and vision insurance
  • Reimbursement of approved education expenses up to $3,500 per calendar year, as resources allow
  • Access to on-site fitness center
  • Fitness program that pays for classes and memberships in a network of over 160 facilities, studios, and gyms
  • County match of up to 3% of your base bi-weekly earnings towards a retirement saving contribution pro-gram
  • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS)
  • Sick disability pay and provided term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program to provide confidential assistance regarding physical and emotional health
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care reimbursement)
  • Employee discounts for products, entertainment, attractions, sports, and events

How to apply

Apply online at positions-open-public.

Applications must be submitted by 10/07/2022. Review of applications will begin on 10/12/2022.

Questions? Contact: Troy Mohror, Forensic Scientist Supervisor ( or Stacy Enemark, Forensic Scientist Technical Leader (