Employment Opportunity


Forensic Scientist I - Firearms and Tool Marks

Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Topeka or Kansas City, Kansas

Salary: $22.16 – $32.78 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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Duties:

Forensic Scientist I:
  • Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: training in the area of firearm and tool mark identification by means of an intensive two-year training program for the evaluation, classification and identification of firearm and tool mark related evidence using chemical and instrumental methods.
Forensic Scientist II:
  • Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: performing microscopic comparisons of fired bullets and cartridge cases to suspect firearms, tool marks on a wide variety of evidence, chemical analysis of evidence items for distance determination, and serial number restoration. Testifies in court as an expert witness.
Forensic Scientist III:
  • Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: performing microscopic comparisons of fired bullets and cartridge cases to suspect firearms, tool marks on a wide variety of evidence, chemical analysis of evidence items for distance determination, and serial number restoration. Reviews technical procedures and provides assistance with audits. Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Forensic Scientist I – Bachelor’s degree relevant to the field of work. Experience may be substitute for education as determined relevant by the agency.
  • Forensic Scientist II – Bachelor’s degree relevant to the field of work and six (6) months relevant work experience. Experience may be substitute for education as determined relevant by the agency.
  • Forensic Scientist III – Bachelor’s degree relevant to the field of work and three years relevant work experience. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Forensic Scientist I: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Forensic Science. Participation in an internship or as a technician within a firearm and tool mark section of a forensic science laboratory. Prior experience in the safe handling of firearms.
  • Forensic Scientist II: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Forensic Science. One (1) year of experience performing independent casework; examining, evaluating and reporting out results in Firearm and Toolmark cases. Prior experience in the safe handling of firearms. Membership in the Association of Firearm and Tool mark Examiner.
  • Forensic Scientist III: Master’s degree (MS) in Forensic Science. Three (3) years of experience performing independent casework; examining, evaluating and reporting out results in Firearm and Tool mark cases. Experience in testifying in a court of law as a Firearm and Tool mark Examiner. Prior experience in the safe handling of firearms. Membership in the Association of Firearm and Tool mark Examiner.

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Posted: January 25, 2021

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