Employment Opportunity


Firearms and Tool Mark Examiner

Winston-Salem Police Department, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Salary: $40,301.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Performs responsible technical and investigative work involving the identification, gathering, and preservation of evidence related to firearms and tool marks; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

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Duties:

Work is performed in a regular 40 hour week based on a day schedule with on-call as needed basis; operates vehicles in normal and adverse weather conditions; performs safety and operational analysis of firearms; examines, identifies, and analyzes firearms and physical evidence including bullets, cartridge cases, shot shells, wadding, and live ammunition; specializes in the usage of IBIS (Integrated Ballistic Identification System) and conducts entry and automated, preliminary comparison utilizing the IBIS terminal; evaluates and compares forensic firearm and tool mark evidence to known standards utilizing a verification methodology utilizing microscopes; produce known standards of forensic firearm and tool mark evidence utilizing case evidence or comparable case evidence in a controlled environment; assists with maintaining all forensic firearm and tool mark files and evidence; processes firearm and tool mark evidence for possible latent prints and DNA evidence utilizing a variety of chemicals and non-chemical techniques; performs serial number restoration on forensic firearm evidence; chemical testing for trace metals; projectile trajectory determination; reconstruction and diagraming of shooting events; and providing assistance of technical nature to investigators; respond to crime scenes to perform examinations and assist in documentation and collection of evidence; performs administrative tasks; prepares evidence for court presentations; presenting courtroom testimony in District, State, and Federal Courts maintains confidentiality; prepares detailed investigative and supplemental case reports of activities and investigations; effectively communicates with investigators, court personnel, suspects, and citizens; remains abreast of technological and procedural advances in the firearms discipline; does related work as required.

Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of Baccalaureate (four year) Degree in biological or physical science, law enforcement, criminal justice, or closely related field from an accredited institution. Supplemented course work is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • General knowledge of methods and standards employed in forensic science; general knowledge of rules of evidence; general knowledge of photography; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to follow complex oral and written directions; ability to use all issued equipment at the required level of proficiency; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to present clear and concise testimony in court; ability to work independently in the absence of direct supervision; basic knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Adequate physical agility and endurance to carry out duties to include climbing, standing, crawling, kneeling; sitting, etc. for extended lengths of time.
  • Constant light to moderate lifting.
  • Exposure to loud noises, hearing protection is provided.
WORK CONDITIONS:
  • Exposure to bloodborne pathogens; exposure to dust/dirt, fumes, smoke, adverse sights and smells, adverse weather conditions; extreme heights and environments; and confined spaces.
Supplemental Information:
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
  • Successful completion of the City of Winston-Salem driver's license course and all related drivers training requirements.
  • Ability to obtain medical and departmental approval for respirator use.
  • Certification through the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners is required within three years of full time casework.

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Posted: May 11, 2018



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