Salary: $52,676 - $88,123 per year
Final Filing Date: March 23, 2018
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is seeking a court qualified applicant to perform a full range of functions to recover and examine latent finger, palm, foot prints and shoe and tire impressions for identification purposes. The work location will be in our Central Laboratory, located in Richmond.
The Forensic Scientist will process evidence submitted to the Latent Print Section utilizing various chemical and physical techniques for the development of friction ridge, footwear and tire impressions. He/she will utilize various light sources to examine evidence for the detection of impressions. The examiner will also use digital capture equipment to record impressions developed. The selected candidate will be responsible for utilizing sound judgment on the application of correct sequential processing procedures and also be proficient at mixing various reagents in compliance with standard operating procedures. The Forensic Scientist will document, evaluate, analyze and preserve evidence and utilize various comparison techniques while maintaining the chain of custody. He/she will conduct computerized database searches, as well as update databases as necessary. The successful applicant will utilize methods and equipment to enhance latent print, footwear and tire track evidence. In addition, he/she will compose and/or complete reports and provide documentation of analysis, provide information to investigators and transport evidence and/or property to storage locations. The Forensic Scientist will also testify as an expert witness. Overnight travel is required and employee will provide own transportation as required.
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Posted: March 6, 2018
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