Employment Opportunity

Firearms Examination Supervisor

Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington DC

Salary: $93,776.00 - $131,286.00 per year

Final Filing Date: April 15, 2021

The overall functions of this position are to oversee the planning and daily operations of the Firearms Examination Unit and supervise and support a team of professional and administrative staff to attain the performance target and objectives of the unit.

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (ODMPSJ), in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), Forensic Science Laboratory Division (FSLD), Firearms Examination Unit (FEU). The mission of DFS is to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services using best practices and best available technology, focusing on unbiased science and transparency, to enhance public safety and health. The Firearms Examination Unit is responsible for providing functional, microscopic, and chemical examinations on firearms and firearm related evidence.

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Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Firearms Examination Supervisor supervises the technical operations of the FEU laboratory and ensures that the methodologies and procedures used in performing casework are in compliance with established standards and accreditation requirements and remains appropriate and relevant in the context of emerging technologies. In addition, the FEU Supervisor reviews work, utilizes employees to accomplish work objectives and uses quantitative and qualitative measures for evaluating work performance of staff. Formulates overall plans for resources, approves and denies leave requests, recommending job selections, promotions, incentive recognition, and corrective or adverse actions, establishes work standards and identifies development and training needs.
  • The incumbent ensures that the heavy volume of daily work as well as difficult special demands are scheduled and processed effectively; and that personal services, equipment, and materials are used to the best interest of the laboratory, department, and the District of Columbia. Establishes liaisons with organizations and institutions within and outside of the District and maintains satisfactory working arrangement. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, and streamline work processes; and works collectively, cooperatively, and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.


Qualifications and Education
  • Successful completion of a 4-year course of study from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or courses equivalent to a degree in: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position and one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lowest grade level (12). Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, including but not limited to: applying firearms and toolmark analysis, techniques, and standards, conducting and overseeing research and implementation of new laboratory analytical procedures, and identifying issues and training needs.
Working Conditions/Environment
  • The work is performed in an office and laboratory. The office setting is when preparing documentation, and the laboratory setting is during the testing and analysis phase.

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Posted: March 27, 2021

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