Salary: $41,874.00 - $87,121.00 Annually
Final Filing Date: December 31, 2017
The Prince George's County Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill vacant Fingerprint Specialist III positions, grade P-19, in the Forensic Science Division. This is highly technical and lead/coordinative work in the field of Forensic Science, using appropriate protocols to analyze friction ridge evidence. Work includes, but is not limited to, applying the most current scientific methodology for friction ridge examination, and utilizing field specific tools to assist with the process. The incumbent prepares a summary of findings and materials for use in testifying as a Subject Matter Expert in criminal trial cases, which can be controversial and highly important to the prosecution and/or defense. This position assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Lab Manager in his/her absence.
Selected candidate provides expert testimony in civil and criminal proceedings in State and Federal Court cases; provides training to subordinate fingerprint personnel in techniques and methodology of latent print examination; analyzes and compares latent finger and palm impressions from crime scenes with inked impressions or live scans of known criminals; ensures ten-prints are correct prior to entering them into the computer database; searches fingerprint files for possible suspects developed from computer print-outs of alias or duplicate cards; prepares photographic enlargement of fingerprints, palm prints, etc., for exhibit presentation; and maintains a current working knowledge of proper handling, care and presentation of fingerprint evidence. Must be familiar with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 requirements, as it pertains to latent print examination in compliance with Accredited and Licensed Lab.
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Posted: November 16, 2017
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