NamUs Fingerprint Examiner

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

NamUs Fingerprint Examiner

Department:

HSC-Center for Human ID-304600

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs; www.NamUs.gov) is a national information clearinghouse and resource center providing investigative and forensic support to missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases. Fully-funded by the National Institute of Justice and managed through a cooperative agreement with the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, all NamUs services and resources are provided at no cost.

Position Overview:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON THE AWARD OF GRANT FUNDING AND IS EXPECTED TO TERMINATE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2021.

The Center for Human Identification Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a NamUs Fingerprint Analyst (Examiner) to join our team and support investigating agencies with cases of missing and unidentified deceased persons. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Providing daily assistance to NamUs stakeholders in the areas of entering and enhancing fingerprint data into the NamUs and AFIS databases, to include fingerprint pattern interpretation and coding.
  • Reviewing NamUs case entries for the completeness and accuracy of fingerprint information that will be disclosed to professional users through NamUs, communicating with entering parties and making revisions to case data as necessary.
  • Interacting with criminal justice professionals and non-government agencies to enhance outside agencies’ understanding and use of NamUs, and identify agencies in need of additional training on NamUs and other missing/unidentified person resources.
  • Properly document all NamUs cases that are identified through fingerprint comparisons for review by the Training & Analysis Division for inclusion in statistical reports related to the effectiveness of the NamUs program.
  • Continuing professional education to enhance knowledge and skills related to fingerprint classification and coding, automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS), and other topics related to fingerprints.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess Ten-Print or Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards, and knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems.
  • Bachelor or advanced degree in physical, biological, or forensic science from an accredited college or university or a non-science degree with completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework.
  • Professional experience in either a forensic laboratory or law enforcement agency in the latent fingerprint discipline may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

NamUs Analyst

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Cleaning, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate

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  • Providing daily assistance to NamUs stakeholders in the areas of entering and enhancing fingerprint data into the NamUs and AFIS databases, to include fingerprint pattern interpretation and coding.

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  • Reviewing NamUs case entries for the completeness and accuracy of fingerprint information that will be disclosed to professional users through NamUs, communicating with entering parties and making revisions to case data as necessary.

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  • Interacting with criminal justice professionals and non-government agencies to enhance outside agencies’ understanding and use of NamUs, and identify agencies in need of additional training on NamUs and other missing/unidentified person resources.

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  • Properly document all NamUs cases that are identified through fingerprint comparisons for review by the Training & Analysis Division for inclusion in statistical reports related to the effectiveness of the NamUs program.

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  • Continuing professional education to enhance knowledge and skills related to fingerprint classification and coding, automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS), and other topics related to fingerprints.

Posting Number:

S1589P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must possess a Department of Justice (DOJ) Public Trust (or higher) security clearance, or must begin the clearance process immediately upon hire and successfully obtain a DOJ Public Trust security clearance to continue employment.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/42517

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 2/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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