Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Aurora Police Department, Aurora, Colorado

Salary: $28.7 - $41.59 per hour

Final Filing Date: July 17, 2019

The Crime Lab of the Aurora Police Department is looking for a Latent Print Examiner to perform analysis of forensic evidence through a variety of methods related to latent print examination, to support the criminal investigation function of the Aurora Police Department.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Compares latent prints with known suspect prints for identification purposes
  • Processes physical evidence in laboratory
  • Processes various items of evidence for latent prints and photographs evidence
  • May also assist in the processing/analysis of crime scenes as required
  • Prepares reports on analysis and crime scene investigations
  • May assist and advise investigators and prosecuting attorneys regarding cases, results, and expected testimony
  • Performs duties of Crime Scene Investigator as required
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in criminalistics, police science, physical science, or directly related field
  • A total of 4 years of directly related experience
  • 2 years experience in latent print examinations
  • 2 years crime scene processing
  • 2 years of special training in latent print examination
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • None required
  • Knowledge of appropriate scientific procedures and equipment used in latent print examination; investigative methods and techniques; rules of evidence and court testimony.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; handle stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; organize and prioritize work; properly use and maintain scientific equipment; prepare accurate reports; testify effectively on scientific matters and work in any weather condition and under adverse physical circumstances.
  • Skill in latent print examination and crime scene investigation.


Physical Demands:
  • Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regular lifting and carrying of objects weighing 10 to 20 pounds of equipment and/or evidence
  • Regular standing and walking to investigate crime scene
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate computer, laboratory instruments, and other testing instruments, and video equipment
  • Foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle
  • Visual acuity correctable to 20/40 with no color impairment to interpret data
  • Speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communications with other employees and citizens.
Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in an office/laboratory environment with some work outdoors at crime scenes; exposure to biohazard contamination, chemicals, odors, and noise
Equipment Used:
  • Computer, camera, laboratory instruments, and video equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: June 28, 2019

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