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    Summary

    Functional Purpose
    Conducts forensic analyses to develop and identify latent prints utilizing appropriate scientific methodologies, forensic techniques, and quality assurance practices in support of criminal and administrative investigations.

    Facility Location
    F & TSD LABORATORY
    22433 RANDOLPH DR
    DULLES, VA 20104-9998

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    Responsibilities

    1. 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.
    2. Examines and analyzes evidence and interprets scientific observations and data to render conclusions, form opinions and produce reports.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Delivers training in laboratory services, evidence collection, crime scene processing and field examination.
    7. Conducts studies and research for improving forensic analyses, scientific methods, and criminal identification procedures.
    8. 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

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    2

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