Latent Print Examiner

Houston Forensic Science Center, US

Responsibilities

The Latent Print Examiner will document, evaluate, analyze, and preserve custody of friction ridge evidence, utilizing various comparison techniques. He/she will conduct computer database searches, updating and modifying information in databases as appropriate. The successful applicant will utilize methods and equipment for the enhancement of latent print evidence. He/she will compose and/or complete supplemental reports and provide documentation of analysis to investigative units on the status of latent print evidence, and transport evidence and/or property to storage location and/or criminal court. The Latent Print Examiner will also assist other law information agencies in comparative analysis and may testify as an expert witness.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a Physical or Forensic Science from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job. Certification as a Latent Print Examiner with the International Association for Identification (IAI) is strongly preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of three years’ experience in a forensic laboratory as a latent print examiner required. Direct Working Experience as a Latent Print Examiner may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

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Compensation

Houston Forensic Science Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

How to apply

 

Interested applicants meeting the job qualifications may apply via our website, www.houstonforensicscience.org.

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