Employment Opportunity

Forensic Latent Examiner

Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Raleigh, North Carolina

Salary: Hiring Range $20.88 - $28.19 per hour

Final Filing Date: May 10, 2019

The Forensic Latent Examiner links crime scene evidence to suspects by individualizing friction ridge impressions and other impressions recovered from crime scenes.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Uses scientific methodology (ACE-V), links the evidence, records the results and testifies to those results in court
  • Operates the automated fingerprinting identification system
  • Plots ridge characteristics within the latent to create data that can be matched or compared with known inked print data in the computer
  • Maintains scientific and laboratory standards.


The Basics (Required Education and Experience)
  • Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Natural/Forensic Science, or related field and two years of experience in latent examinations or equivalent. International Association for Identification Latent Print Examiner certification required within 24 months of eligibility and/or employment.
  • A valid driver license and a "safe" driving record required.
Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Natural/Forensic Science, or related field
  • Certification(s) as a Latent Print Examiner and/or Footwear Examiner through the International Association for Identification
  • Employment experience in the analysis, identification, and/or comparison of fingerprints
  • Current employment experience with a ISO accredited crime laboratory
How Will We Know You're 'The One'?
  • Collaborative team player, yet able to work independently
  • Ability to maintain strict focus and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to quickly identify patterns and similarities in friction ridge images
  • Ability to maintain concentration and effectiveness when experiencing changes in work tasks or environments

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: April 8, 2019

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