Latent Print Technician/Biologist Job
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Redstone Arsenal, AL, US
- We have a dynamic forensics team with many opportunities CONUS and OCONUS.
- You’ll have the opportunity to work with other forensic technicians and examiners in the latent print field to support the TEDAC mission.
- This opportunity is unique in that it’s the only contract supporting the TEDAC LP mission.
- You’ll assist in working cases from around the world that are submitted to TEDAC for exploitation and obtain some or enhance your experience working in a fully functional government laboratory working closely with other forensics experts.
The Biologist Technician processes a wide range of complex forensic material associated with IEDs and IED-related material for latent prints and DNA collections. The Biologist Technician shall use basic and advanced physical and chemical processes and forensic light sources for the detection of latent prints as well as perform collection(s) on the evidence for DNA.
- Receive and account for boxes of evidence and related material from the Evidence Management Unit (EMU).
- Adhere to proper evidence handling techniques and take proper measures to protect the integrity of the evidence for additional forensic
- Visually inspect and process evidence and related materials for latent prints to include visual and forensic light source examination and conducting basic and advanced physical and chemical processing on
- Determine suitability for capture of detected latent prints and properly submit evidence for photography, to include the use of photo ticketing
- Author, review, and provide quality control (QC) of case notes, photographs, chain-of-custody, electronic communications, and communication logs. Prepare all required documentation for the case file relative to
- Use current database(s) and software program(s) for evidence inventory, tracking, and flow; and documentation for the case file relative to the
- Complete and pass LD’s latent print discipline training requirements and appropriate latent print competency test within the time period as set forth by the
- Complete and pass a yearly proficiency test in the area of latent print processing from an external independent vendor, if available, or one created internally if no such external test is
- Prepare and maintain all chemicals necessary for processing of evidence, including following Government standard operating procedures for making and testing of all chemical
- Maintain equipment, as necessary, to ensure proper and efficient job performance. This includes general upkeep and cleanliness of laboratory work
- Perform the collection of DNA samples from IED and IED-related material for additional DNA processing using proper techniques to preserve the DNA and prevent contamination.
- Complete and pass DNA training requirements within the time period set forth by the BAU for DNA sample
- Research, develop, and author whitepapers and information papers, as required
- Education: Prefer B.S. degree with at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in the Physical Sciences.
- Experience: Prefer at least one year of experience as an LPT or Physical Scientist in an accredited laboratory.
- Skills: Basic computer skills, to include use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook); organization skills; flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities; demonstrated ability to study and pass training, examination, and testing assessments; verbal and written communication
Work Shift: Day shift
Clearance: DoD TS or FBI TS. (US citizenship required)