The Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory currently has a position vacancy for a Forensic Scientist II (Latent Fingerprint Examiner).
The Denver Crime Laboratory strives to aid victims through excellence in criminal investigation. In partnership with the rest of the Denver Police Department, the Crime Laboratory employs a variety of men and women, civilian and police officers, to augment the investigation of criminal acts in order to make Denver a safer place to live.
The Denver Crime Laboratory is comprised of nine units, including the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Forensic Chemistry Unit, the Trace Evidence Unit, the Firearms/Toolmarks Unit, the Latent Print Unit, and the Photography Lab, the Forensic Biology/DNA section, the Quality Assurance Unit and the Crime Scene Volunteer Unit.
This position performs all aspects of criminal casework on evidentiary materials, including evaluation and preparation of evidence, Latent Fingerprint training/analysis, interpretation of analytical results, preparation of case reports, active participation and commitment to improving the laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 quality assurance/quality control program, and expert testimony and support to District Attorneys.
Education: Baccalaureate Degree in a field directly related to this forensic science discipline plus
Experience: Three years of experience working in a forensic crime laboratory in the examination of forensic latent fingerprints.
Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements.
The ideal candidate will have three years of experience in forensic latent fingerprint examinations to include knowledge and training with the AFIS/AFIX/IAFIS systems; knowledge in the use of computers, knowledge of the rules of evidence, and knowledge of crime scene evidence identification, collection and preservation as it applies to latent fingerprint type evidence.
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
Finalist will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation conducted by the Denver Police Department which includes criminal and employment history and polygraph examination.
Applicants must be able to legally work within the United States at the time of employment.
Classification Title : Forensic Scientist II
Pay Grade : 812-E
Compensation Range : $60,671.00 - $97,074.00
Agency : Denver Police Department
To Apply : please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit: www.denvergov.org/jobs
Testing : 100% Scored Supplemental
Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required.
Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.
Recruiter : TA