Title: Forensic Scientist III (Latent Print Analyst)

Description: This position is located in the District of Columbia Government, Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS). The position is responsible for latent print analysis, which includes aspects of casework, accreditation, quality assurance and control programs within the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). The position ensures the technical aspects of the latent print analysis program are in compliance with ISO 17025 accreditation standards and is responsible for carrying out all aspects of latent print casework operations from evidence intake through reporting of results and communication with customers.

Conducts routine to complex examination of latent print evidence in the laboratory. Performs evaluations of latent impressions to determine suitability for entry into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Compares suitable latent impressions to known standards, submitted through requests, or retrieved from AFIS candidate list, to render conclusion decisions.

Makes necessary recommendations to improve techniques in the laboratory and keeps up to date with friction ridge literature and the latest developments, techniques, and methods. Provides technical guidance to other latent print examiners and lower-level examiners on a continuing basis to ensure quality control.

Supports quality control and quality assurance for the latent print unit, which involves participation in a Proficiency Testing Program. May be required to testify in courtroom exclusively as an expert witness.

To be considered for this employment opportunity, you will be required to submit a formal application. Please visit the DC Careers website at: https://careers.dc.gov (reference Job ID #26023). We look forward to reviewing your application!

Closing Date for position: 05/26/2024

Location of Position:, District of Columbia

Additional Information: PDF Description of Opportunity

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