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Crime Lab Scientist 1 (Impressions/Latent Prints)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia

Salary: $44,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 31, 2022

The GBI reserves the right to close this job announcement once a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Under immediate or limited supervision analyzes and compares latent prints to known prints of individuals in an effort to make identifications or exclusions on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.

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  • The Latent Print section conducts all work pertaining to the examination of latent prints on evidence submitted to the GBI Crime Lab. Latent prints are impressions produced by the ridged skin on human fingers, palms, and soles of the feet. Examiners analyze and compare latent prints to known prints of individuals in an effort to make identifications or exclusions. The uniqueness, permanence, and arrangement of the friction ridges allow examiners to positively match two prints and to determine whether an area of a friction ridge impression originated from one source to the exclusion of all others.
  • A variety of techniques, including use of chemicals, powders, lasers, alternate light sources, and other physical means, are employed in the detection and development of latent prints. In instances where a latent print has limited quality and quantity of detail, personnel may perform microscopic examinations in order to effect conclusive comparisons.

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  • Bachelor's degree in a Natural, Physical, or Forensic Science from an accredited college or university with the Successful Completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of coursework in Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).
  • Successful completion is considered a "C" or better in coursework.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess any of the following:
  • Experience in a forensic laboratory performing latent print examinations.
  • International Association for Identification (IAI) Certification in Latent Prints or equivalent.
  • Prior experience with optical, physical or chemical processes used in the recovery and preservation of friction ridge impressions.
  • Prior experience in digital imaging.
  • Experience in a forensic or analytical laboratory.
  • Forensic Science degree accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
  • Completion of an 18 week forensic training program in latent print examination.

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Posted: January 12, 2021, 2022

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