Latent Print Examiner
American Systems - Lorton, VA

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Job Description:
To serve as a Forensic Examiner to perform all types of
latent print examinations; stay abreast of the latest
research to determine the best analytical methods to
examine evidence; conduct examinations of highly complex
and unique evidence; and compose a variety of reports.
Initiate, perform and oversee examinations of a
wide-variety of materials using one or more specialized
forensic science disciplines.
Essential Job Duties
  • Provide forensic analysis of evidence in cases
involving multiple submissions where
inter-comparison of evidence is necessary.
Coordinate with outside government agencies as
necessary to facilitate forensic examinations in
complex cases. Participate in liaison and meetings
with officials from outside agencies to coordinate
cases of mutual interest.
  • Initiate and perform the full range of analytic
procedures in a forensic laboratory and field
laboratory or similar settings. Procedures include
examinations to identify and characterize complex
evidence and provide findings in a clear and concise
manner. Examination process includes the preparation
of sample/s, selecting and entering instrument
settings, performing scientific analyses, and
tabulating results. Coordinate as necessary with
outside laboratories and/or other agencies and
  • Utilize and modify as necessary a variety of highly
complex scientific equipment and procedures in order
to obtain detailed and sometimes obscure
characteristics of a wide-variety of unique
evidentiary materials. Interpret findings to allow
non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific
findings into operations, research, and additional
  • Prepare and furnish authoritative oral and written
reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence,
prosecution and other functions that support mission
requirements. The reports will require the ability
to clearly convey the opinions and findings as
determined through detailed examinations and
  • Provide authoritative support to the client and
other components within a multi-agency activity.
Capable of describing detailed findings to forensic
and other scientists. Provide training and
mentorship regarding the analytical process and
related functions to other contractors and the
client to ensure a highly trained staff consistent
with the needs of the mission.
Other Job Duties
  • Using sound scientific principles modify, adapt and
develop standard methods and techniques in order to
identify critical characteristics of evidence.
Identify and initiate appropriate steps to solve a
variety of analytical problems. Perform transfer of
technology, methods development and validation
applicable to analysis of evidence. Identify
research requirements to enhance examination methods
and coordinate with the client's and other research
components as necessary. Stay abreast of the latest
research/developments in scientific methods to
identify possible solutions to complex problems.
Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in from an accredited
university/college with 24 credit hours in physical or
life sciences and more than 10 years of job related
experience. Proof of FBI competency training can be
substituted for the education requirement. Must possess
knowledge of and ten years of experience using physical,
chemical and light source methods of latent print
examination, collection and preservation. Must have
extensive experience applying the principles, theories,
and methods of fingerprint science in order to analyze
complex material; conduct scientific research and adapt
technical procedures. Experience in oral and written
communication sufficient to present results of analyses
to peers and adjudicating entities required. Experience
using electronic search and enhancement systems
required. Must have experience in the use of Automated
Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) for searching
unidentified latent fingerprints, to include IAFIS and
the Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) application.
Preference given to FBI Laboratory Division competency
training as a latent print examiner, in lieu of, possess
current International Association for identification
(IAI) Latent Print certification. Must successfully
complete and pass established training requirements and
competency test within the time period as set forth by
the supported program. Knowledge of legal procedures and
rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and
provide effective testimony required. Must have the
ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS)
security clearance.

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