Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, Inc
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Latent Print Examiner
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For over a decade, Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting Inc. (VATC) has combined its joint training experience, innovative engineering talent and intelligence expertise to pioneer the development of the most advanced Distributed Missions Operations (DMO) training environments available anywhere in the world. Combining the latest open geospatial data standards with an integrated suite of innovative DMO training solutions, VATC offers a legacy of proven performance, leading subject-matter expertise and the most innovative technological solutions to the modern military’s growing challenges. For more information, visit us at www.vatcinc.com, or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Title: Latent Print Examiner
Location: Atlanta, GA
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) has partnered with the Army’s Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) which is the parent organization to the Defense Forensics Science Center (DFSC), by providing subject matter experts into the global forensics and biometrics labs and being the responsible organization for the Weapons-Technical-Intelligence Exploitation Analysis Tool (WEAT). The Naval Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics (NEFB) is part of the overall Identity Management concept within the military services. This contract provides support to naval efforts related to forensics and biometrics.
Resumes will first be screened for the requisite skills and experience, and if accepted, the applicant will attend a several weeks long assessment program at Ft. Gillem, Atlanta, GA. Individuals will then be based in the Atlanta area with 6-12 month deployments overseas. Overseas locations can be Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Djibouti. All overseas deployments include salary increases respective to the area.
- The Contractor shall be assigned a case for examination. The case file manager or the evidence custodian shall provide all specific instructions regarding processing and/or suspense date.
- Maintain control over and document chain of custody for evidence while processing and examining.
- Photograph all items to document the original condition upon receipt.
- Perform analysis techniques to determine the existence of latent prints. Identify, mark, photograph, determine suitability, submit, and perform comparisons.
- Process evidence to determine the presence of latent fingerprints using any documented wet and dry laboratory process at its location. Processing methods include, but are not limited to, Cyanoacrylate fuming, stickyside paste, and dyes.
- Examine evidence for latent prints using all means available, including, specialized lighting sources, conditions, and magnification. All latent prints discovered shall be marked in a non-destructive manner. Photograph each latent print using photographic equipment capable of producing an image of 1000 dpi or greater. Each photograph of each latent print shall be separately serialized with each evidence item and case.
- Examine the photographic image and determine whether the print has sufficient quality to make a comparison, and/or to submit to the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS). This determination shall be in accordance with documented criteria.
- Examine and compare latent prints to known prints. Determining a match shall be based on best professional judgment of the examiner. Another examiner shall verify matches independently.
- Document all examination results/findings in the Weapons Technical Intelligence Exploitation Analysis Tool (WEAT) database. A secondary examiner shall co-sign in the WEAT tool if verification is agreed, or deliver a separate signed report stating his/her conclusions also in WEAT.
- Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.
- Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.
- Ensure, after processing, that all items are returned to the Evidence Custodian for proper storage and any subsequent documentation.
- Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with local laboratory procedures.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Four (4) years of experience in the processing of material for latent prints, recovery of latents, examination,
visualizing/recording latents and evaluating latent prints in a forensics laboratory.
- Professional Certification is desired by the International Association of Identification (IAI).
- Proficiency utilizing AFIS, ABIS, and/or other national databases.
- Must be physically able to deploy to overseas locations.
- United States Citizen
- Active Secret clearance
In addition to competitive pay, Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, Inc. offers its employees a very competitive benefits package.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.