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Fingerprint Expert

230000NW Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Fingerprint Expert position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 4 open jobs by clicking here.

Key Responsibilities:

•    As a Fingerprint Expert you will be responsible for completing all forms of fingerprint searching, comparisons and identifications using both automated and manual processes for all crime types on a daily basis.
•    To verify fingerprint identifications for scenes of crime marks and eliminations made by Fingerprint Officers and other Experts.
•    To produce Streamlined Forensic Reports including full fingerprint evidence for identification and elimination purposes for presentation in Court.
•    To assist in the development and training of Fingerprint Officers and Trainee Fingerprint Experts as Mentors and give advice, guidance and assistance when required.
•    The successful applicant will offer expert specialist advice, interpretation and guidance to police colleagues CPS and other agencies when required.
•    The successful candidate must demonstrate a methodical and accurate approach to analytical work and be able to follow standard operating procedures (SOP’s) to ensure the continuity and integrity of exhibits and compliance with ISO17025 and the Forensic Science Regulator Statutory Codes of Practice and Conduct.

It is imperative prior to submitting an application that all applicants read the role description for full information in regards to the Key Responsibilities, Knowledge and Experience, Skills and in particular the Special Conditions relating to the role.
A full driving licence is desirable.
For further information about this role please contact Elaine Jenks, Fingerprint Bureau Manager, Paul Smith, Fingerprint Bureau Technical Manager or Mick Killeen, Identification Manager by email.

Successful applicants will be required to pass Recruitment Vetting and Counter Terrorism Clearance scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.

Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully medical checks, which may include a drugs test and if required a fitness test.

Probation Policy:
Under the Probation Policy, if you are currently in your probation period, “during your probationary period you will not be permitted to apply for alternative police staff roles within the Force unless there are exceptional circumstances. In such cases, you would require the support of your line manager prior to applying for alternative roles, and if successful, your probationary period will start over.”- 

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.  

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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