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Forensic Scientist 2 - Latent Prints Analyst

New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Salary: $47,510 - $82,667 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Forensic Scientists serve as specialists in an area of expertise/scientific discipline and are responsible for identifying and analyzing physical evidence related to their specialization that is collected from criminal investigations.

THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO CONDUCT ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN FILLED.

Forensic Scientists in the Department of Public Safety support the New Mexico Law Enforcement community in the investigation of crimes by receiving and maintaining physical evidence custody; preparing reports that document their findings; provide expert opinions in their scientific specialization to investigators and provide expert witness testimony regarding their findings in a court of law.

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Duties:

As a Forensic Scientist 2 - Latent Prints Analyst, the selected candidate will
  • Perform analysis of latent print evidence; be responsible for independently collecting, classifying, identifying and analyzing latent fingerprint evidence related to criminal investigations.
  • In addition, the Latent Print Analyst will be responsible for producing formal reports that accurately identify and analyze physical evidence to determine their significance to the investigation, present the results, conclusions and expert opinion in the scientific analysis of the latent print evidence, provide expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts of law throughout the State of New Mexico and perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control to assure quality analysis, evidence integrity, and maintain accreditation standards.
How does it get done?
  • The key responsibilities of the Latent Prints Analyst are to produce formal reports that accurately identify and analyze physical evidence to determine their significance to the investigation; present the results, conclusions and expert opinion in the scientific analysis of the latent print evidence; provide expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts of law throughout the State of New Mexico and perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control to assure quality analysis, evidence integrity, and maintain accreditation standards.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualification
  • For Latent Print and Firearm Forensic Scientists, a degree in any discipline will be accepted, or an Associates degree plus two (2) years of additional laboratory experience or four (4) years of additional laboratory experience can substitute for a Bachelor's Degree. Four (4) years of experience working in a forensics laboratory performing scientific analysis of forensic evidence, including one (1) year independent case work analysis.

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Posted: March 2, 2021

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