Employment Opportunity


Latent Print Examiner

Tacoma Police Department, Tacoma, Washington

Salary: $71,281.60 - $86,569.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 1, 2018

The Tacoma Police Department is seeking experienced Latent Print Examiners to perform advanced technical work.

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Duties:

An employee in this classification will develop, preserve, and transport recorded fingerprints, latent prints and evidence collected at crime scenes; prepare testimony and testify in courts of law; process evidence for latent prints using sophisticated chemical, physical, optical and computerized scientific analysis techniques; provide formal and informal training to law enforcement officers, staff and outside agencies in the collection and preservation of evidence. Additional requirements of the position include lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, walking, standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, balancing, climbing, kneeling, bending, stooping and dragging. Work includes indoor, outdoor, lab environment and crime scenes; subject to being called out on weekends, evenings and holidays.

Requirements:

To be considered for this position you must possess a:
  • Bachelor of Science degree with a major in forensic science, criminalistics, physical, or natural science and a minimum of two years' experience in latent print examinations and processing of evidence
  • or
  • Associates degree and a minimum of four years' experience in latent print examinations and processing of evidence.
Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license at time of application with maintenance thereafter.
  • Valid certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Latent Print Examiner (please attach to application).
Knowledge of:
  • Recovering, preserving, transporting and developing latent prints and evidence from crime scenes
  • Current chain of custody principles and practices
  • Current latent print process using sophisticated chemical, physical, optical and computerized scientific analysis techniques
  • Automated and manual identification methodology including advanced fingerprint identification and proper techniques used in the collection and comparison of latent prints
  • The NEC Automated Fingerprint Identification System
  • Current case law and issues related to fingerprint science (Daubert)
Skilled in:
  • Maintaining professional demeanor at all times, including giving clear, credible and persuasive expert testimony during judicial proceedings in the latent print discipline
  • Effectively handling multiple competing priorities and sensitive situations; working under deadlines and mandated time constraints
  • Gathering, analyzing and synthesizing data; skill in effective report writing
  • Accurately evaluating and comparing latent prints (advanced skill required)

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Posted: May 2, 2018



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