National Missing and Unidentified Persons System
NamUs Fingerprint Analyst (Examiner)
Open Until Filled
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (www.NamUs.gov) is a program funded by the National Institute of Justice and managed by the UNT Health Science Center's Center for Human Identification. NamUs is a free, online repository for case information, which can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public in hopes of resolving missing and unidentified person cases across the country. NamUs also provides analytical and forensic resources to resolve these cases.
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.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.
- Please note that this is *not* a remote position; the selected candidate will work from the UNT Health Science Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The selected applicant will be required to obtain an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Public Trust security clearance upon hire due to the criminal justice sensitive data contained in NamUs. A Public Trust security clearance includes, but is not limited to, an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check, a National Credit Bureau Search, citizenship verification, and residence verification for the previous five years.
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