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Forensic & Biometric Analyst in Kent

Forensic Scientist – NPIA FERRT/FLO Qualified

The Forensic and Biometric (FAB) Analyst will be responsible for the forensic and biometric examination of items in order to support operations and provide actionable intelligence for the wider intelligence community.

The individual will be expected to deliver analytical output to the exploitation process, inform and develop standard procedures for forensic and biometric exploitation, and make recommendations for the ongoing development of the capability.

Working with others, to devise appropriate forensic strategies in order to provide timely forensic and biometric exploitation of items in accordance with relevant legal and quality standards.


Examine MOD and Home Office related material in accordance with SOP’s, Health & Safety policy and designated priority criteria, recovering fingerprints, DNA and other trace material using appropriate techniques and treatments in sequential order.

 

Examine items for latent marks, identify those of searchable value and capture / enhance digital images for submission to relevant databases.


Submit recovered DNA and captured latent marks to relevant teams for processing.


Produce contemporaneous and electronic notes of examinations, to handle, package and process all evidence in appropriate manner, according to SOP’s, to avoid cross contamination and preserve integrity and continuity of evidence.


Produce timely reports, to the appropriate standard, detailing biometric matches to a range of FEG stakeholders and customers.


Provide written statements on work carried out and provide verbal testimony in a court of law, when required.


Deliver training in forensic recovery and preservation techniques to military units and others as part of their training / and or pre-deployment activities.

Essential Experience:

NPIA FERRT / FLO qualified
SC Clearance

A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a forensic science environment, and an understanding of forensic investigation methodology.
Experience of latent print photography techniques (ideally experience of using a DCS4).
Experience of vetting exhibits and / or scenes for latent fingerprints
Experience working within a DNA clean forensic laboratory and familiar with the safe operation of fume cupboards and forensic light sources.
A demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks under pressure and develop an appropriate solution utilising resources balanced against operational constraints.

Desirable:

Knowledge of the examination of explosives and explosive devices, and awareness of the associated Health and Safety requirements.
Experience of forensic DNA analysis, DNA interpretation and reporting.
Experience of working and communicating with the military and previous deployment experience.
Experience of mentoring and training peers, military and OGD representatives.
Experience of leading research, validation and implementation of improved forensic recovery and preservation techniques

Reference

PTFS2

Location

Kent
Sevenoaks, Kent

Salary

Daily Rate
£184 per day PAYE or £299 Umbrella

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