Employment Opportunity

Forensic Firearms Examiner

North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory, Shreveport, Louisiana

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Final Filing Date: April 1, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • The scientist in this position is assigned individual cases to completely work from evidence examination to report writing.
  • Each scientist has individual lab space, office space, and basic lab equipment.
  • The laboratory performs firearms and tool marks examinations, serial number restoration, distance determination, and fingerprint processing.


  • Minimum educational qualifications include a BS degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or related physical, natural, or forensic science from an accredited college or university.
  • Previous firearms identification experience is desirable, but recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.
  • This position is open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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How to apply: Please send by email or regular mail a curriculum vitae and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Applications without transcripts will not be considered. Valid driver’s license required. Applicants will be subjected to a background check of criminal history. An interview in Shreveport will be necessary before hiring. This opening will be filled as soon as possible.

Send information to:

    Patrick Wojtkieqicz, Ph.D.
    North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory
    16300 Tulane Ave.
    Shreveport, LA 71103
    (318) 227-2889 Fax: (318) 227-9013

Posted: January 25, 2018

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