Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Technician/Biologist

Ideal Innovations, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Biologist Technician processes a wide range of complex forensic material associated with IEDs and IED related material for latent prints and DNA collections. The Biologist Technician shall use basic and advanced physical and chemical processes and forensic light sources for the detection of latent prints as well as perform collection(s) on the evidence for DNA.

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Contractor personnel shall provide, but not limited to the following services:
  • Receive and account for boxes of evidence and related material from the Evidence Management Unit (EMU).
  • Adhere to proper evidence handling techniques and take proper measures to protect the integrity of the evidence for additional forensic examinations.
  • Visually inspect and process evidence and related materials for latent prints to include visual and forensic light source examination and conducting basic and advanced physical and chemical processing on evidence.
  • Determine suitability for capture of detected latent prints and properly submit evidence for photography, to include the use of photo ticketing software.
  • Author, review, and provide quality control (QC) of case notes, photographs, chain-of- custody, electronic communications, and communication logs. Prepare all required documentation for the case file relative to position.
  • Use current database(s) and software program(s) for evidence inventory, tracking, and flow; and documentation for the case file relative to the position.
  • Complete and pass LD’s latent print discipline training requirements and appropriate latent print competency test within the time period as set forth by the BAU.
  • Complete and pass a yearly proficiency test in the area of latent print processing from an external independent vendor, if available, or one created internally if no such external test is available.
  • Prepare and maintain all chemicals necessary for processing of evidence, including following Government standard operating procedures for making and testing of all chemical reagents.
  • Maintain equipment, as necessary, to ensure proper and efficient job performance. This includes general upkeep and cleanliness of laboratory work space.
  • Perform the collection of DNA samples from IED and IED-related material for additional DNA processing using proper techniques to preserve the DNA and prevent contamination.
  • Complete and pass DNA training requirements within the time period set forth by the BAU for DNA sample collection.
  • Research, develop, and author whitepapers and information papers, as required


Required Qualifications:
  • Education: Prefer B.S. degree with at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in the Physical Sciences.
  • Experience: Prefer at least one year of experience as a LPT or Physical Scientist in an accredited laboratory.
  • Skills: Basic computer skills, to include use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook); organization skills; flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities; demonstrated ability to study and pass training, examination, and testing assessments; verbal and written communication skills.
  • US Current DoD TS or FBI TS Clearance

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 11, 2019

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