Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist - Latent Fingerprints

Marion County Forensic Services Agency, Indianapolis, Indiana

Salary: $43,777.00 - $74,418.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general supervision, assists in providing scientific analysis and training, assists in developing and implementing scientific programs, confers with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to coordinate work activities. Provides scientific analysis of criminal evidence to include expert court testimony. Compiles statistical data and ensures that total work product meets all appropriate scientific and legal requirements.

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Provides a wide variety of complex scientific analysis on criminal evidence upon completion of specific forensic training (minimum 6 months and maximum, 36 months). Ensures that appropriate quality assurance and quality control methodologies are employed throughout their section of the laboratory. Provides expert testimony in court.

Assists supervisors to develop technical guidance for analyses within the laboratory section to include quality assurance and quality control; implements newly developed forensic technologies (AFIS) (DNA Analysis); etc. Reviews statistical data and ensures compliance with appropriate scientific, legal and government regulations. Recommends modification of current practices and required for operation of the section. Provides input to Unit Supervisor for the section's budgetary planning process. Works with supervisors to develop programs to enhance fiscal accountability and control within the division. Serves as a liaison between IMCFSA and local, state federal and overseas law enforcement agencies to ensure that scientific and administrative support is provided. Directs and conducts training for agencies (local and overseas) to include basic evidence technician courses and specialized forensic applications courses such as drug chemistry, trace chemistry, questioned documents, latent prints, DNA and Serology, firearms and/or toolmarks, crime scene specialist, illustrator and morgue liaison. Attend scientific seminars, meetings and conferences to incorporate new developments into laboratory casework. Presents results of laboratory research and conferences and/or publish results in scientific journals. Perform other laboratory duties as directed.


A BA/BS; or a MA/MS degree and 1 (one) year experience in forensic science or a Ph.D. in appropriate subject matter. The incumbent must be capable of completing additional specialized training, as required or available, from the DEA, FBI, ATF, and other organizations.

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Posted: December 4, 2017

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