Intermediate Latent Print Photographer
PURPOSE: Functions as section manager for latent print photographers. Employs extensive experience and innovation to identify and employ the appropriate combination of light sources, lenses, filters and techniques, including macro photography, to obtain highly detailed photographic images within laboratory and field environments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Captures high resolution images of latent prints on a wide range of complex forensic material associated with IEDs. Exercises discretion in the selection and application of an array of camera and related equipment, methods, techniques and processes to provide the best possible images of complex and detailed evidentiary material. Photographs materials, devices, or impressions (including latent fingerprints) of evidentiary or intelligence value and independently adapts various techniques such as macro photography and various cameras, lenses, filters, lights; screens, tripods and related equipment, materials and procedures to address special forensic problems to obtain optimum results.
Study the nature and condition of the subject matter to be photographed to determine clarity, and detail. Determine and select most appropriate methods and equipment to take various shots to ensure ultimate detail is captured. Integrates subject matter position, lighting arrangement, lenses, exposure times, focus and other photography principles to obtain best image. Perform off-site photography of evidence under all environmental conditions. Maintain chain-of-custody documentation.
Organize, manage, populate, retrieve and provide quality control for images maintained in photographic database, including images obtained from other agencies. Identifies, employs, and adapts image management practices to access, identify, and analyze a large quantity of images.
Serves as section manager and provides supervision, training and guidance to others regarding the proper procedures for evidence photography and to address the unique operational requirements. Communicate and integrate effort with other laboratory professionals/disciplines to facilitate examinations and investigations.
Process imagery using photographic software. Assist in the preparation and presentation of photographic exhibits to be used in criminal proceedings.
Maintain a thorough knowledge of latest trends in digital imaging, including hardware and software, to identify, formulate, and implement quality and process improvements. Participate in imaging and other professional forums to ensure quality and capability meets or exceeds standards. Provide presentations to describe photographic processes and capabilities to other government organizations and dignitaries.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and five - ten years of job-related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess thorough knowledge and ability to apply broad laboratory processing principles, both custom or automated, in standard and modified techniques to produce high quality finished products which meet individual photographic requirements. Must have extensive knowledge and experience using digital media to include experience using Adobe Photoshop. Extensive knowledge of and full ability to operate numerous types of standard and specialized camera equipment with related lenses and adaptors, etc.. required. Must have a thorough understanding of the mechanics of the related photographic processing and camera equipment in order to provide preventive maintenance and basic repairs if necessary. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance.
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