#02072 Basic Latent Print Technician
PURPOSE: To process a wide range of complex forensic material associated with IEDs and IED-related material using basic and advanced physical and chemical processes and forensic light sources.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Receive and account for boxes of evidence and related material from the Evidence Management Unit (EMU). Adhere to proper evidence handling techniques and take proper measures to protect the integrity of the evidence for additional forensic examinations.
• Visually inspect and process evidence and related materials for latent prints to include visual and forensic light source examination and conducting basic and advanced physical and chemical processing on evidence. Determine suitability for capture of detected latent prints and properly submit evidence for photography, to include the use of photo ticketing software.
• Author, review, and provide quality control (QC) of case notes, photographs, chain-of-custody, electronic communications, and communication logs. Prepare all required documentation for the case file relative to position.
• Prepare and maintain all chemicals necessary for processing of evidence, including following Government standard operating procedures for making and testing of all chemical reagents. Maintain equipment, as necessary, to ensure proper and efficient job performance. This includes general upkeep and cleanliness of laboratory work space.
• Complete and pass LD’s latent print discipline training requirements and appropriate latent print competency test within the time period as set forth by the BAU. Complete and pass a yearly proficiency test in the area of latent print processing from an external independent vendor, if available, or one created internally if no such external test is available.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in the Physical Sciences.
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance issued by the Federal Government
Experience: Prefer at least one (1) year of experience as a LPT or Physical Scientist in an accredited laboratory.
Skills: Basic computer skills, to include use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook); organization skills; flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities; demonstrated ability to study and pass training, examination, and testing assessments.
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