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Forensic Technologist – Firearms

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida

Salary: $29,344.38

Final Filing Date: December 31, 2020

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Analyzing firearms, fired ammunition components, unfired ammunition and cartridge case images by using various comparative microscopy techniques and equipment, including computer databases;
  • Test firing firearms to determine their mechanical and functioning condition; and
  • Comparing test results with cartridge cases and shot shells in the NIBIN database.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university;
  • OR
  • A non-science degree with the completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework graded at a “C” or better and a minimum of two years professional experience in an accredited forensic laboratory.
  • Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners Certification may substitute for the required college education.
  • Professional or technical experience in either an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the Firearms discipline may substitute on a year-for- year basis for the required college education.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of terminology and techniques used in the forensic laboratory.
  • Skill in the preparation of reagents and the use of scientific laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of the procedure for packaging, handling and preserving evidence.
  • Ability to give sworn testimony in court.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: August 31, 2020

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