Full Job Description
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10445087
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Job Posting Period
07/31/2020 - 08/14/2020
FORENSIC LATENT PRINT ANALYST
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Forensic Laboratory Services
22433 RANDOLPH DR
DULLES, VA 20104-9998
TITLE: FORENSIC LATENT PRINT ANALYST
GRADE: W2 - 02
FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt
OCCUPATION CODE: 0072-0011
NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: SAT/SUN
HOURS: 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
SALARY RANGE: 59,300.00 - 125,300.00 USD Annually
FINANCE NUMBER: 512755
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.
We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer
contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.
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.
DUTIES AND 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
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.
Assistant Laboratory Director
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of examination results and conclusions, and provide
testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies.
2. Ability to provide training related to laboratory services, evidence collection, and field examination.
3. Ability to conduct and document scientific research related to latent print examinations.
4. Skill in the use of magnifiers and digital / optical enhancement instrumentation.
5. Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, scientific methodologies, quality assurance standards and
latent print examination procedures sufficient to conduct detailed and complex analyses and interpretation of the value of
6. Ability to render conclusions/opinions and make recommendations based on scientific practices of recognition, collection,
and interpretation of physical evidence related to latent print examinations.
7. Knowledge of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and shipment procedures sufficient to serve as a technical
advisor in such matters and to ensure evidence handling requirements are met.
8. EDUCATION: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in forensic science, physical or biological sciences, life
sciences, chemistry or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation
organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.
Note: Willingness to submit to a Tier 2 Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). This investigation requires, among other
things, completion of a questionnaire and fingerprinting for a criminal records check. The investigation may require a drug
test. The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this level of background investigation
while holding this position.
Special Conditions: Certification by the International Association of Identification – Certified Latent Print Examiner
**Reimbursement of relocation expenses will NOT be authorized**
**This position requires a MBI clearance. This process can take up to 6 weeks from the date the offer letter is returned**
This is a two-step application process requiring you to create a profile and submit an application for the position you are
You will receive two email confirmations:
1. An email confirming your profile is complete.
2. After submitting your application you will receive a second email confirming your application has been successfully
For information, please contact Bona Ekundayo at Talent@usps.gov.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.