Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist - Latent Print Examiner

DuPage County Sheriff's Office, Wheaton, Illinois

Salary: Commensurate with experience ($45,485 - $96,847 per year)

Final Filing Date: January 31, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Performs the development (physical and chemical processing), digital photography, analysis, AFIS/NGI searching, comparison, evaluation and verification of known and latent print evidence.
  • Makes conclusions, and formulates opinions based on examinations performed and reports those findings.
  • Reviews the reports and examinations of other analysts.
  • Testifies in court as an expert witness.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s of science degree from an accredited institution in forensic science, chemistry, biology or other natural science or related program.
  • A minimum of two years full-time work experience conducting latent print processing, comparisons and use of AFIS/NGI.
  • Working knowledge of computer software: Microsoft Office suite and Adobe PDF.
  • Must not be impaired from qualifying as an expert witness and testing credibly in courts of law.
  • Experience testifying as an expert witness in federal and/or state courts.
  • Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Working knowledge of ISO 17025 accreditation standards.
  • Selected candidate must provide a DNA sample via a buccal swab, be fingerprinted, pass a security background check and pass a pattern-recognition examination.
  • 37.5 hours per week. No nights or weekends.

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How to apply: Mail or email your cover letter, resume and civilian employment application (available at https://www.dupagesheriff.org/AboutUs/103/ ) to:

    Director Dragovich
    DuPage County Forensic Science Center
    501 N. County Farm Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187

Posted: January 11, 2018

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