Latent Print Examiner

in Clarksburg, WV

Latent Print Examiner Job

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  • Organization

    Ideal Innovations, Inc.

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  • Job Location

    Clarksburg, WV, US

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    Full Time

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    Clarksburg, WV (DFBA BOD)


Examination of processed latent fingerprints and evaluation of their quality for entry into the DoD Enterprise ABIS and other Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS); preparation of latent prints for entry into the AFIS through digital imaging techniques to enhance and maintain integrity of the images; employ encoding strategies to prepare latent print files for automated searches; manually compare latent prints with candidate prints retrieved from AFIS in order to eliminate individuals or effect positive identifications; utilize a case management system to properly document case notes and metrics and prepare reports to communicate results to the customer. High-volume throughput lab experience preferred, as well as vast experience in the examination and identification of extremely fragmented ridge detail (Complex examinations). In addition to these duties, examiners may also process face and iris images following training as a Facial and Iris Recognition Expert by the DoD.


Education and Experience: Doctorate degree and 1-year related work experience, OR Master’s degree and 3 years’ related work experience, OR Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ related work experience, OR Associate degree and 7 years’ related work experience, OR High School diploma and 11 years’ related work experience.

Certification: Current certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Latent Print Examiner is not required at the point of employment but must be successfully obtained within 1 year of employment.

 Proficiency Testing: Must be able to successfully pass proficiency testing prior to and periodically during employment with the company.

FBI/DOJ Campus Clearance: Successfully obtain and maintain FBI/DOJ campus clearance

Skills: Intermediate level competency in PhotoShop and Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is a necessity. Obtain/maintain US DoD Secret Clearance. Meet physical demands including general office and laboratory duties/functions. Customer- and detail-oriented in addition to possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with good decision-making abilities. Willing to relocate or commute to the Clarksburg, WV area.

Shifts:   Work shifts 24 x 7 x 365 to include weekends and holidays as well as extended (10-12 hours) shifts.

Clearance:      Current Interim US Secret (Top Secret preferred) 

Additional Information

Who We Are

Our company values innovative and intuitive people who want to help identify and develop creative, unconventional solutions for our clients.

Ideal Innovations Inc. is a service-disabled veteran-owned company specializing in innovative solutions to our client’s most difficult challenges utilizing biometrics, forensics, scientific and I/T SMEs. We staff the greatest number of contractors to the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) Biometrics Operations Division (BOD) in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

At Ideal Innovations, we are:

+ Innovators

Innovators of creative services, solutions and products for our clients.

+ Intuitive

Intuitive to our client’s needs and desires.

+ Identifiers

Identifiers of unconventional, rapid solutions for our client’s challenges.

What We Offer

+ Learning & Development

You will be encouraged to reach your full potential. You will be provided the resources to grow professionally & enhance your skills through Tuition Reimbursement & LinkedIn Learning (with unlimited access to 13,000 online training courses and videos)

+ Join a Team of Innovators

You will work with very innovative and intuitive people. You will enjoy collaborating on teams that identify and develop the most impressive thought-provoking solutions and products for our clients.

+ Flexibility

You will experience the flexibility needed to balance work and manage your personal life while accomplishing great things both professionally and personally.

+ Competitive Compensation

You will receive competitive compensation with access to a comprehensive benefits package to include generous paid time off/paid holidays and lucrative 401(k) matching with 100% vesting at the completion of your first year, plus a host of other perks.

+ Rewards & Recognition

You will be recognized & rewarded for achieving ground breaking results that lead to the continued success & growth of the company.

Perks & Benefits

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