Employment Opportunity

Firearms and Toolmarks Lab Supervisor

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio

Salary: $78,561.60 - $104,748.80

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and coordinates work; ensures that activities are completed on-time and accurately; ensures that rush case requests are handled properly and in a timely fashion; consults with staff to review work requirements, status, and problems; monitors and provides for training needs; prepares and conducts employee performance evaluations as scheduled or required; assists staff with complex or problem situations; responds to employee issues and concerns; manages case statistics. Conducts examinations and comparisons of firearms, bullets, shells, casings, tool marks and other related items; applies instrumental, physical, and/or chemical techniques in the examination of firearm and tool mark evidence; disassembles, reassembles, renders safe, and tests firearms to determine operability, safety, and accuracy; documents unique characteristics and records physical parameters using measuring projections, micrometers, etc.; performs distance determination and examination of gunshot patterns with test standards; uploads into and reviews data from NIBIN, the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network; prepares findings and issues reports based on the results of the examination; performs administrative and technical case review. Updates and/or drafts Standard Operating Procedures; reviews procedures to ensure compliance with accreditation guidelines; conducts legal and scientific research for new trends and developments affecting firearms examination; implements and enforces quality assurance procedures; ensures that proper safety procedures are followed. Communicates with a variety of individuals and groups; oversees lectures, internships, department tours, and detective requests; testifies in court; presents lectures to students, lawyers, and law enforcement personnel. Ensures that supplies and equipment are available so that productivity is not interrupted; reviews purchase orders for technical accuracy; ensures that supplies and reagents are ordered in a timely fashion. Attends and participates in professional group meetings, conferences, seminars and trainings; stays abreast of new trends and information in the field; validates new procedures and implements and trains analysts on new procedures; conducts unit meetings with staff.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in natural/physical science;
  • Successful completion from a training program and six (6) years of firearm/toolmark casework experience; some supervisory experience is desirable;
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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Posted: June 12, 2018

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