We are looking for a Latent Fingerprint Examiner to analyze, compare and evaluate fingerprints, footprints and palm prints. This position may be underfilled as a Forensic Scientist I depending on credentials and experience. The entry pay rate for a Forensic Scientist I is $22.39 per hour. The average pay rate for a Forensic Scientist II is $29.00 per hour. The maximum pay rate for a Forensic Scientist II is $39.80 per hour. Pay rates are determined based on credentials, experience, and departmental approval.
Candidates must attach the following documents to their online application:
The below identifies the general description of a Forensic Scientist:
Working under the general supervision of a Crime Lab Supervisor, incumbent conducts the full range of forensic examinations and scientific analysis of crime scene evidence, including various materials and substances, to include: drugs body tissues and fluids, including saliva, blood, hair, oil/perspiration residues; latent fingerprints; questioned documents; firearms and toolmarks, etc. Performs quality control and quality assurance practices. Prepares reagents and equipment for examinations. Testifies in court as an expert witness regarding analytical results, methodology, interpretation of results and establishment of reliability of each scientific field. Majority of the incumbents time will be spent working in the laboratory on assigned SLCPD cases; however, may occasionally be required to respond to crime scenes for processing and evidence collection.
Incumbents working under this classification typically provide functional or technical supervision of Forensic Scientist I’s.
The duties listed below identify how the selected Forensic Scientist will spend the majority of their work time in this classification:
Additional duties are as follows:
Experience using the Mideo Systems Latent Works software and conducting on-screen comparisons of latent prints to known exemplars.