Employment Opportunity

IBIS Support Technician

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: $19.23 Hourly

Final Filing Date: March 8, 2019

Under the supervision of the Firearms Laboratory Manager, the IBIS Support Technician works in the Crime Laboratory Services – Firearms Identification Laboratory.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Inventories, documents and evaluates various types of firearms for possible entry into the Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) / National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN).
  • Test fires appropriate calibers and types of firearms.
  • Conducts restoration of obliterated serial numbers on firearms.
  • Receives, releases and maintains evidence submitted for examination.
  • Issues reports accurately reflecting the results of examinations.
  • Testifies in court relating to the results of examinations.
  • Conducts administrative reviews of other technician's reports.
Routine External Contacts:
  • Law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, educators and peers during professional training or participation in accreditation or certification visits.


  • Bachelor of Science degree from a four year accredited institution with a major in a natural science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Forensic Sciences, and
  • Valid Texas driver's license and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Additional Requirement:
  • Technician must meet licensure requirements as established by the Texas Forensic Science Commission.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time while seated at the IBIS Brasstrax unit.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time at a personal computer.
  • Ability to evaluate test fired specimens in order to follow IBIS entry protocols.
Physical Requirements:
  • Physical activities include, but are not limited to, standing, walking, running, talking, and hearing.
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy items up to 50 lbs.
  • Experience in a firearms laboratory, including experience with the evaluation of various firearms along with experience utilizing the NIBIN / IBIS technology.
  • Familiarity with accreditation standards and requirements of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) ISO/IEC 17025 program.

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Posted: February 8, 2019

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