Ideal Innovations, Inc.

Latent Print Examiner

Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a Northern Virginia-based consulting firm with world-wide operations provides cutting-edge solutions to government and private industries most urgent technological, scientific, managerial and security requirements. The company is dedicated to providing out-of-the-box solutions to difficult technical problems. Since its founding in 1998, it has experienced rapid growth due to its ability to respond rapidly and comprehensively to emerging client needs.


Clarksburg, WV


Secret (Top Secret preferred)


Work shifts 24 x 7 x 365 to include weekends and holidays as well as extended (10-12 hours) shifts.


Examination of processed latent fingerprints and evaluation of their quality for entry into the DoD Enterprise ABIS and other Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS); preparation of latent prints for entry into the AFIS through digital imaging techniques to enhance and maintain integrity of the images; employ encoding strategies to prepare latent print files for automated searches; manually compare latent prints with candidate prints retrieved from AFIS in order to eliminate individuals or effect positive identifications; utilize a case management system to properly document case notes and metrics and prepare reports to communicate results to the customer. High-volume throughput lab experience preferred, as well as vast experience in the examination and identification of extremely fragmented ridge detail (Complex examinations). In addition to these duties, examiners may also process face and iris images following internal training as a Facial and Iris Recognition Examiner by the DoD.


Education and Experience: Master's degree and 1 year related work experience, OR Bachelor degree and 3 years related work experience, OR Associate degree and 5 years related work experience, OR High School diploma and 9 years related work experience.

Certification: Current certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Latent Print Examiner is not required but is encouraged. Certified applicants will get preferred consideration.

Proficiency Testing: Must be able to successfully pass proficiency testing prior to and annually during employment with the company.

Skills: Possess AFIS and Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) experience; must be trained to competency as a Latent Print Examiner; intermediate level competency in PhotoShop and Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is a necessity; meet physical demands including general office and laboratory duties/functions; and must be customer- and detail-oriented in addition to possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be able to work under limited supervision as well as demonstrate good decision-making abilities.

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Ideal Innovations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

Ideal Innovations, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.