Employment Opportunity

Latent Print Examiner

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • The Latent Print Examiner will document, evaluate, analyze, and preserve custody of friction ridge evidence, utilizing various comparison techniques.
  • He/she will conduct computer database searches, updating and modifying information in databases as appropriate.
  • The successful applicant will utilize methods and equipment for the enhancement of latent print evidence.
  • He/she will compose and/or complete supplemental reports and provide documentation of analysis to investigative units on the status of latent print evidence, and transport evidence and/or property to storage location and/or criminal court.
  • The Latent Print Examiner will also assist other law information agencies in comparative analysis and may testify as an expert witness.


  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a Physical/Natural Science or Forensic Science from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job. Equivalent experience as a Latent Print Examiner may be considered in lieu of the education requirement.
  • Certification as a Latent Print Examiner with the International Association for Identification (IAI) is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a forensic laboratory as a latent print examiner required.
  • Direct Working Experience as a Latent Print Examiner may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
  • Knowledge of latent print practice and procedure
  • Knowledge of crime scene policy and procedure
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Demonstrated skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing work assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle conflict and uncertain situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with internal and external customers

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Posted: March 18, 2021

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