Forensic Latent Print Analyst

3 days left

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Reston, Virginia
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 23, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service is seeking to fill a Forensic Latent Print Analyst position in Dulles, VA.
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Responsibilities

U.S. Postal Inspection Service- Forensic Laboratory Services Digital Evidence Unit is seeking a Forensic Latent Print Analyst in Dulles, VA.

This position is with the Postal Inspection Service and are Headquarters/Headquarters-related.

Experience in processing and comparison of latent fingerprints and biometric databases. Advanced Bachelor's degree in forensic science, physical or biological sciences, life sciences, chemistry or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education or related area. Certification by the International Association of Identification is preferred but not required.

Duties and qualifications required for each position are available through the link under "How to Apply".

Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

Major Duties
  • Conducts forensic examinations of latent prints through the application of scientific practices for the recognition, collection, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal and civil law or regulatory purposes to include examination of evidence using biological, chemical, and physical methods.
  • Examines and analyzes evidence and interprets scientific observations and data to render conclusions, form opinions and produce reports.
  • Provides expert witness testimony; produces comprehensive reports and illustrative exhibits for federal, state, and local judicial proceedings at a level sufficient to explain evidence interpretations and conclusions from forensic examinations and scientific data to a lay audience.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and technical advisor in matters relating to the proper collection, preservation, packaging, and submission of criminal evidence; participates in crime scene evidence collection activities in major field investigations; ensures evidence handling requirements are met.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation and validation of laboratory instrumentation and methods, operating protocols, and safety practices under supervision; maintains awareness of safety procedures and identifies possible physical conditions and/or laboratory procedures that may create unsafe conditions.
  • Delivers training in laboratory services, evidence collection, crime scene processing and field examination.
  • Conducts studies and research for improving forensic analyses, scientific methods, and criminal identification procedures.
  • Acts as liaison with postal management and federal, state, and local organizations on technical developments, forensic methods, and investigative problems of common interest.


  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Promotion Potential
    2 - W2-02.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

    Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

    Willingness to submit to a Tier 2 Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). This investigation requires, among other things, completion of a questionnaire and fingerprinting for a criminal records check. The investigation may require a drug test. The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this level of background investigation while holding this position.

    Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of examination results and conclusions, and provide testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies.
  • Ability to provide training related to laboratory services, evidence collection, and field examination.
  • Ability to conduct and document scientific research related to latent print examinations.
  • Skill in the use of magnifiers and digital / optical enhancement instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, scientific methodologies, quality assurance standards and latent print examination procedures sufficient to conduct detailed and complex analyses and interpretation of the value of evidentiary items.
  • Ability to render conclusions/opinions and make recommendations based on scientific practices of recognition, collection, and interpretation of physical evidence related to latent print examinations.
  • Knowledge of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and shipment procedures sufficient to serve as a technical advisor in such matters and to ensure evidence handling requirements are met.
  • EDUCATION: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in forensic science, physical or biological sciences, life sciences, chemistry or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in processing and comparison of latent fingerprints and biometric databases. Advanced degree in forensic science or related area. Certification by the International Association of Identification is preferred but not required.

    Education

    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information

    BENEFITS:

    The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

    OTHER INFORMATION: Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant professional, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Cover Letter and Resume.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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