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1397 — Document Analysis Series

This series covers all classes of positions the duties of which are to direct, administer, supervise, advise on, or perform technical work in examining and identifying questioned documents. Examinations are conducted in order to determine the genuineness or spuriousness of a document or any of its parts; decipher or restore eradicated or obliterated writings and markings; detect alterations, additions, interlineations, or other tampering with the original document; determine authorship of a signature or other writing; determine the validity of a date or the alleged age of a document or a particular entry; identify the particular machine used to produce a document; or identify the source of a document. The work requires: (1) knowledge of the properties, characteristics, and techniques of analysis of handwriting, typewriting, printing, and duplicating, and of inks, papers, and other writing, printing, and recording instruments and materials; (2) knowledge and skill in the use of photographic and laboratory equipment and techniques; and (3) the ability to develop evidence and to present it convincingly in written reports or orally.