Sunday , April 21 2024

Dea Hiring – Fingerprint Specialists

Website Drug Enforcement Administration

Job Description:

Fingerprint Specialists use state-of-the-art examination techniques for development and comparisons of latent prints, support DEA Special Agents in their investigations, assist with clandestine laboratory investigations, provide testimony in Federal, state and local courts of law, and conduct training for DEA Forensic Chemists and law enforcement officials.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing latent print examinations on porous and non-porous items to develop the most difficult and fragmentary latent prints;
  • Testifying as an expert witness in the area of fragmentary or imperfect impressions of latent prints;
  • Analyzing complex fingerprint cases which include imperfect and partial latent fingerprint impressions to make an identification;
  • Participating in clandestine laboratory investigations.
  • Preparing written laboratory reports based on examination, development, and comparison of latent prints;
  • Using highly technical and advanced laboratory equipment and complex chemical mixtures along with complicated scientific techniques for latent print development.
  • Conducting methods development projects to improve latent fingerprint examination capabilities;

Job Requirements:

  • Fingerprint Specialist must successfully complete a series of training exercises, practical skills assessments, and complete a competency comparison examination.  The training will also include instruction on ethics, integrity, evidence handling procedures, chemical methods on processing porous and non-porous items, operational of fingerprint equipment, Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems AFIS), and court procedures.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Applicants for Fingerprint Specialist (GS 12 and above) must possess a certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI) for Certified Latent Print Examiner. The certification date must be within 5 years from the date of your application.

Job Details:

Company: Drug Enforcement Administration

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Diego, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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