Employment Opportunity

Criminalist Latent Prints Examiner II

Aurora Police Department, Englewood, Colorado

Salary: hiring range: $73,610.66 to $92,013.33 annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

JOB LOCATION: Police Joint Crime Lab 8555 Double Helix Ct Englewood, Colorado 80112-7170

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Perform latent print processing with various physical and chemical methods
  • Preserves latent prints with photography, lifting, and other methods
  • Perform latent print examination casework using the ACE-V method
  • Utilize AFIS for searching of unidentified latent prints
  • Issue detailed reports concerning results of analysis
  • Testify in criminal legal proceedings
  • Assist in training new employees when appropriate
  • Provide training to law enforcement personnel concerning collection and preservation of physical evidence, and interpretation of results
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Training in latent print casework to competency
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Colorado Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Specialized certification may be required after hire
Preferred Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Certification by the International Association for Identification
  • 2 years of casework experience in the latent print discipline
  • Appropriate scientific procedures and equipment used in latent print examination
  • Safe handling practices for chemicals in use by the laboratory
  • Investigative methods and techniques
  • Rules of evidence and court testimony
  • ISO 17025:2017 accreditation requirements as they apply to latent print examination
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Skill in the use of standard office equipment as well as laboratory instrumentation
  • Skill in photography
  • Skill in latent print examination
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Properly use and maintain scientific equipment
  • Prepare reagents
  • Prepare accurate reports
  • Maintain secure custody of evidence while in their possession
  • Work independent of direct supervision
  • Testify effectively on scientific matters in judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings
  • Ability to pass comparison and visual acuity exam

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Posted: July 11, 2023

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