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ICITAP Forensic Latent Print Advisor – Somalia

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia.


PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP).? ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.? PAE?is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.


Please Note: This is an Independent Contractor position with PAE, it should not be considered an employment relationship with PAE.



The Forensic Latent Print Advisor is the principal subject matter expert in latent fingerprint examinations. The advisor mentors host-country experts on training, techniques and procedures used in the collection, preservation, examination, analysis, and court production of latent print evidence with an emphasis on ISO/IEC 17020 and/or 17025 accreditation requirements. The advisor is responsible for advising and training host country experts on the recovery of latent prints using chemical and other techniques on various substrates; evaluation of the quality of latent prints to determine suitability for comparison and/or database submission; and comparisons of inked and latent finger, palm, and footprints to known standards.


Additionally, the advisor mentors on the use of equipment and reagents such as magnification devices, digital cameras, light sources, fingerprint powder, chemical fume hoods, and related chemicals; expert testimony; Automated Biometric Identification System database utilization; development of standard operating procedures; and determination of best practices in workflow efficiency.


The advisor will also work with various US officials from Departments of State (DoS) and Justice (DOJ). Duties also include facilitating meetings; leading working groups; developing reports and specialized papers; reviewing and editing policies; and conducting briefings.


REQUIREMENTS (Superior experience in critical areas may be substituted for other areas at DOJ discretion)

Minimum of 10 years of forensic science experience progressively increasing forensic experience
Minimum of 5 years of related latent print examination experience in an ISO 17025 or 17020 accredited facility
Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, physics, biology, molecular biology, chemistry or related fields from a US Department of Education recognized institution
Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust certification from the U.S. DOJ.
Other desired qualifications include:

Professional Certification, Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) through the International Association for Identification (IAI) or equivalent
Experience supervising or managing latent print forensic analysis activities
Demonstrated experience in QA/QC inspections and validation for forensic facilities
Continuing education demonstrated through publications, presentations, coursework, internships, or certifications
Language and foreign service skills/experience
Experience training or advising foreign officials
PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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