Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab Scientist – Impressions

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia

Salary: $44,000 - $60,790 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

$44,000/yr. -CLS Trainee - 0 to 1 years’ experience in forensic chemistry/drug identification examinations
$48,400/yr. - CLS 1 - 1 to 2 years’ experience in forensic chemistry/drug identification examinations
$53,420/yr. - CLS 2 - More than 2 and less than 5 years’ experience in forensic chemistry/drug identification examinations
$60,790/yr. - CLS 3 - 5 or more years’ experience in forensic chemistry/drug identification examinations

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Under immediate or limited supervision analyzes and compares latent prints to known prints of individuals in an effort to make identifications or exclusions on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science from an accredited college or university with the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of coursework in natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).
  • NOTE: Successful completion is considered a “C” or better in coursework.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess any of the following:
  • Experience in a forensic laboratory performing latent print examinations.
  • International Association for Identification (IAI) Certification in Latent Prints or equivalent.
  • Prior experience with optical, physical or chemical processes used in the recovery and preservation of friction ridge impressions.
  • Prior experience in digital imaging.
  • Experience in a forensic or analytical laboratory.
  • Forensic Science degree accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
  • Completion of an 18 week forensic training program in latent print examination.

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Posted: February 28, 2017

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