Employment Opportunity

Examiner Latent Fingerprint

Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro, North Carolina

Salary: $54,293.00 - $61,697.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 13, 2017

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The Greensboro Police Department Forensic Services Division is seeking a qualified Latent Print Examiner. Primary duties are centered upon the evaluation and comparison of latent friction-ridge impressions, recovered during crime scene/evidence processing, to the known exemplar records of subjects associated with an agency investigation. Specific technical responsibilities extend to include: the receipt, documentation, evaluation, and examination of friction-ridge impressions (both unknown and known; finger, palm, and sole); comparison and evaluation of friction-ridge impression casework using the ACE-V methodology; and electronic capture/related documentation of impressions, to include digital processing techniques. This position also requires use of automated fingerprint identification systems and computerized criminal justice database resources, such as: North Carolina State AFIS, SPEX-PrintQuest, FBI NGI-AFIS and CJLeads. The Latent Print Examiner will prepare detailed written reports for all evaluation and examination activities, and will provide discipline specific expert testimony in both State and Federal Courts. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: mentor and train new examiners (and others) on friction-ridge topics; develop and revise workflow procedures and technical policies as needed to ensure section operations reflect best practice standards of competent service provision; fulfill community engagement assignments (such as career presentations and student mentoring); and respond to unscheduled call-outs that present exigent position-specific matters. The Latent Print Section is accredited under ISO/IEC 17020 standards, thus all casework conducted within the section must conform to prescribed policy and procedure. The Latent Print Examiner must hold current certification through the International Association for Identification as a Latent Print Examiner; in addition to maintenance of IAI Certification, employees in this position are also proficiency tested in accordance with ANSI-ASQ ISO/IEC 17020 requirements


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree with 1-3 years of experience in latent print comparison and identification casework
    • "Or" Associates Degree with 5-7 years of experience in latent print comparison and identification casework
    • "Or" High School Diploma/GED with 10+ years of experience in latent print comparison and identification casework
  • Valid Driver License
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current certification as a Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification
  • Experience as a full time Latent Print Examiner in a ISO/IEC 17020 or 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Experience as a SPEX PrintQuest user/operator,
  • Experience as a State AFIS or FBI NGI-AFIS user/operator.

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Posted: October 3, 2017

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