Virginia Department of Forensic Science

Latent Prints Section Supervisor

Closing Date

December 19, 2017


$88,599 - $113,077




Richmond, VA


The Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Central Laboratory, is seeking a qualified individual to supervise technical staff and the day-to-day operations of the Latent Prints Section, to include management of the section's backlog and compliance with accreditation standards, as well as state and Department policies and procedures. In addition, the Section Supervisor will independently perform comprehensive scientific analyses on a diversity of evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies; to recover and examine latent finger, palm and foot prints for identification purposes using state-of-the-art knowledge of methodologies, techniques and instrumentation related to the analysis of latent prints. Other duties include: preparing reports of findings for use by the criminal justice system and testifying in court as an expert witness; communicating with medical and legal officials concerning testing procedures, results, and conclusions; and instructing law enforcement officials on the handling of evidence. Requires some travel.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

To Apply

Applicants must apply electronically using the State of Virginia's Recruitment Management System (RMS) by December 19, 2017. The RMS can be accessed using the link:

Selected candidates must provide a DNA sample via a buccal swab (saliva sample), be fingerprinted, drug tested and pass a security background check.

Contact Julie Smith at (804) 588-4053 for assistance.