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Employment Opportunity


Forensic Latent Print Analyst

United States Postal Service, Dulles, Virginia

Salary: $57,520.00 to $123,570.00 per year

Final Filing Date: May 30, 2017

Come join the U.S. Postal Service! Conducts forensic analyses to develop and identify latent prints utilizing appropriate scientific methodologies, forensic techniques, and quality assurance practices in support of criminal and administrative investigations.

NOTE: The closing date of this announcement was recently extended. If you have previously applied you will receive consideration, and there is no need to resubmit application materials.

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Duties:

  • Conducts forensic examinations of latent prints through the application of scientific practices for the recognition, collection, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal and civil law or regulatory purposes to include examination of evidence using biological, chemical, and physical methods.
  • Examines and analyzes evidence and interprets scientific observations and data to render conclusions, form opinions and produce reports.
  • Provides expert witness testimony; produces comprehensive reports and illustrative exhibits for federal, state, and local judicial proceedings at a level sufficient to explain evidence interpretations and conclusions from forensic examinations and scientific data to a lay audience.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and technical advisor in matters relating to the proper collection, preservation, packaging, and submission of criminal evidence; participates in crime scene evidence collection activities in major field investigations; ensures evidence handling requirements are met.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation and validation of laboratory instrumentation and methods, operating protocols, and safety practices under supervision; maintains awareness of safety procedures and identifies possible physical conditions and/or laboratory procedures that may create unsafe conditions.
  • Delivers training in laboratory services, evidence collection, crime scene processing and field examination.
  • Conducts studies and research for improving forensic analyses, scientific methods, and criminal identification procedures.
  • Acts as liaison with postal management and federal, state, and local organizations on technical developments, forensic methods, and investigative problems of common interest.

Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of examination results and conclusions, and provide testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies.
  • Ability to provide training related to laboratory services, evidence collection, and field examination.
  • Ability to conduct and document scientific research related to latent print examinations.
  • Skill in the use of magnifiers and digital / optical enhancement instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, scientific methodologies, quality assurance standards and latent print examination procedures sufficient to conduct detailed and complex analyses and interpretation of the value of evidentiary items.
  • Ability to render conclusions/opinions and make recommendations based on scientific practices of recognition, collection, and interpretation of physical evidence related to latent print examinations.
  • Knowledge of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and shipment procedures sufficient to serve as a technical advisor in such matters and to ensure evidence handling requirements are met.
EDUCATION/ CERTIFICATION: Applicants must possess the following degree and professional certification.
  • A Bachelor's degree in forensic science, physical or biological sciences, life sciences, chemistry or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner certification. NOTE: Employees in the Forensics Latent Print Analyst Sr position prior to April 4, 2015 are exempt from this requirement.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 15, 2017



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