Employment Opportunity

IBIS Support Technician

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: May 30, 2021

The IBIS Technician tracks inventory, documents and evaluates various types of firearms for possible entry into the IBIS / NIBIN database. This position reports to the Firearms Laboratory Manager and will routinely interact with an array of external contacts consisting of law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and educators and peers during professional training or participation in accreditation or certification visits.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Test fires appropriate calibers and types of firearms
  • Conducts restoration of obliterated serial numbers on firearms
  • Receives, releases and maintains evidence submitted for examination
  • Issue reports accurately reflecting the results of examinations
  • Testify in court relating to the results of examination
  • Conduct administrative reviews of other technician’s reports


  • Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent) in a natural science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Forensic Sciences from an accredited four-year institution
  • Must meet licensure requirements as established by the Texas Forensic Science Commission
  • A valid driver’s license (Texas upon hire) and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Physical activities include, but are not limited to, standing, walking, running, talking, and hearing
  • 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
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy items up to 50 lbs
  • Prior experience in a firearms laboratory with experience in the test firing and evaluation of all types of firearms
  • Prior experience utilizing the IBIS / NIBIN technology
  • Familiarity with accreditation standards and requirements of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) ISO/IEC 17025 program
  • Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

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Posted: March 31, 2021

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