Forensic Scientist (Impression Evidence/Latent Print)

  • City of Henderson, NV
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Jun 15, 2021
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description

Position Overview

This recruitment is an open-continuous recruitment, and shall remain open until such time as a sufficient pool of highly qualified applicants has been developed. Once a sufficient pool of applicants has been developed, this recruitment shall close without notice.

The City of Henderson announces an examination to create an eligibility list and to fill one (1) vacancy for the classification of Forensic Scientist (Impression Evidence/Latent Print) with the Henderson Police Department. The eligibility list may be utilized to fill vacancies for this classification for up to one (1) year.

In this role, under varying degrees of supervision, you will perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence, testify in court as an expert witness; and perform other related duties as assigned.

SPECIAL NOTE:
  • Starting salary will be commensurate with the education, experience, and skill level of the selected candidate and taking into account all internal considerations.
  • Candidates considering the Forensic Scientist position may be qualified for the Forensic Scientist I, or Forensic Scientist II position. The position offered to the successful candidate will be based on the individual's education, experience, and skill level.
Click here to view a complete copy of the job description and physical requirements for the Forensic Scientist I.

Click here to view a complete copy of the job description and physical requirements for the Forensic Scientist II.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Forensic Scientist I:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a natural or applied science.
  • Three (3) years of full-time professional work experience related to a particular laboratory discipline, as a forensic scientist or equivalent, in a forensic laboratory conducting scientific laboratory analyses.
  • Must possess the Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification (IAI) prior to the end of the third year of employment or promotion to this position. Other certification organizations recognized by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Commission on Forensic Science may also be considered.
  • Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a wants/warrants check.
  • Must complete Security Awareness and National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) certification within six months of hire/transfer and be recertified every two years. Must maintain certifications in NCIC/NCJIS as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483.
Minimum Qualifications for Forensic Scientist II:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with science courses.
  • Six (6) years of full-time professional work experience related to the particular laboratory discipline, as a forensic scientist or equivalent, in a forensic laboratory conducting scientific laboratory analyses.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483.
  • Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a wants/warrants check.
  • Must complete Security Awareness and National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) certification within six months of hire/transfer and be recertified every two years. Must maintain certifications in NCIC/NCJIS as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must possess the Latent Print Examiner certification or Footwear Examiner certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI) prior to the end of the third year of employment or promotion to this position. Current certification is highly desired. If not currently proficient in both latent prints and footwear disciplines, applicant must be willing to cross-train towards competency and certification.
  • Desirable: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a natural or physical science or a forensic science-related field.


Required Documents/Assessment Information

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1) Completed Employment Application

ASSESSMENT DATES:
Performance Examination (Weighted 25%) - To Be Determined
(Best Qualified Candidates)

Oral Review Board (Weighted 75%) - To Be Determined

Selection Interview - To Be Determined

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you will be required to self-schedule through the City of Henderson on-line application system. Please check your e-mail on a regular basis after submitting your application for complete instructions, which include where and when to report.

Selection Process

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best-qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the candidate requiring accommodation to contact the Human Resources Department in writing prior to the close of the recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a medical/physical examination including a drug/alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.

*CURRENT EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION ARE:
Full-time regular, probationary full-time, part-time and temporary employees.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Henderson, Nevada United States View Map