Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist IV - Firearms Section Supervisor

Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Topeka, Kansas

Salary: $87,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a Forensic Scientist IV- Supervisor position in the Firearm and Toolmark Section. The Firearm and Toolmark Section is responsible for the examination of firearms, bullets, cartridge cases, ammunition components, fractured items, tools, toolmarked surfaces, and gunshot damaged clothing in criminal cases and testifies in court throughout the state.

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  • Supervise firearm scientists, train new scientists, perform instrument and method validations, and develop policies and methods to maintain accreditation criteria, perform firearm and toolmark examinations, report results and testify in court as an expert in the field.
  • Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a natural science or other related field, and 5 years of experience in the discipline.
  • Experience in managing staff or programs in a professional setting. Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to work on a team. Experience with validations and/or policy and method development in an accredited forensic science laboratory.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be subject to a pre-employment process to include a polygraph examination, fingerprint based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, including reference check of past and present employers. The pre-employment process will be waived for current KBI personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 18, 2018

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