Salary: $51,142 - $85,558 per year
Final Filing Date: Open until filled
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 and foot prints for identification purposes. The work location will be in our Eastern Laboratory, located in Norfolk. The Latent Print Forensic Scientist will process evidence submitted to the Latent Print Section utilizing various chemical and physical techniques for the development of friction ridge impressions. He/she will utilize various light sources to examine evidence for the detection of latent impressions. The examiner will also use digital capture equipment to record friction ridges 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 Latent Print Forensic Scientist will document, evaluate, analyze and preserve custody of friction ridge evidence, utilizing various comparison techniques. 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 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 Latent Print 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: May 9, 2017
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