The Identification Bureau manage the NCA’s access to the UK National Fingerprint Database (IDENT1) and conducts fingerprint comparison and searching activity in support of criminal justice outcomes and International fingerprint requirements on behalf of the UK, providing expert witness evidence for the organisation as required. The NCA Identification Bureau is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.
We are currently looking to recruit G4 Fingerprint Experts to join our team in the East Midlands area to play a key role in further developing the established forensic capability. To be successful in this role you will apply all aspects of your specialism to develop intelligence in the proactive environment and build evidence in reactive operational activity.
Candidates should have completed a nationally recognised Fingerprint analysis training programme, and must be a UK recognised Fingerprint Expert.
With extensive casework experience, proven skills in fingerprint identification and verification processes, and an excellent understanding of working in an accredited environment, candidates should be highly motivated to work on some of the most serious and organised crime affecting the UK and its citizens.
As a Fingerprint Expert the role is to search and compare fingerprints against national collections in accordance with Agency procedure, ISO 17025 standards and FSR Codes. Produce accurate comparison conclusions and independently verify identifications and complex reporting outcomes to support NCA core business. This is a challenging role that will focus on core technical skills as a Fingerprint Expert along with the requirements of being a Reporting Officer and responsibilities to attend court as an Expert Witness using oral and electronic presentation styles as required.
As an experienced specialist will also represent the agency at a national level, working with partner agencies and law enforcement to embrace and develop specialist technology and functionality to develop intelligence and acquire evidence through forensic identification.
This is a Reporting Officer position.
These roles are based in the West Midlands due to the nature of work and accreditation limitations.
To be considered, you will need to successfully complete a SC Enhanced clearance before commencing the role.
You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result.
You will be required to supply evidence of:
You will be required to supply a suitability statement (in no more than 250 words per criteria)
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: