Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Ideal Innovations, Inc., Clarksburg, West Virginia

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Examination of processed latent fingerprints and evaluation of their quality for entry into the DoD Enterprise ABIS and other Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS);
  • Preparation of latent prints for entry into the AFIS through digital imaging techniques to enhance and maintain integrity of the images;
  • Employ encoding strategies to prepare latent print files for automated searches;
  • Manually compare latent prints with candidate prints retrieved from AFIS in order to eliminate individuals or effect positive identifications;
  • Utilize a case management system to properly document case notes and metrics and prepare reports to communicate results to the customer.
  • High-volume throughput lab experience preferred, as well as vast experience in the examination and identification of extremely fragmented ridge detail (Complex examinations).
  • In addition to these duties, examiners may also process face and iris images following training as a Facial and Iris Recognition Expert by the DoD.


  • Education and Experience: Doctorate degree and 1-year related work experience, OR Master’s degree and 3 years’ related work experience, OR Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ related work experience, OR Associate degree and 7 years’ related work experience, OR High School diploma and 11 years’ related work experience.
  • Certification: Current certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Latent Print Examiner is not required at the point of employment but must be successfully obtained within 1 year of
  • Proficiency Testing: Must be able to successfully pass proficiency testing prior to and periodically during employment with the company.
  • Skills: Intermediate level competency in PhotoShop and Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is a necessity. Obtain/maintain US DoD Secret Clearance. Meet physical demands including general office and laboratory duties/functions. Customer- and detail-oriented in addition to possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with good decision-making abilities. Willing to relocate or commute to the Clarksburg, WV area.
  • Shifts: Work shifts 24 x 7 x 365 to include weekends and holidays as well as extended (10-12 hours) shifts.
  • Clearance: Current Interim US Secret (Top Secret preferred)

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Posted: May 11, 2019

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