Employment Opportunity

Crime Laboratory Analyst - Firearms

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

Salary: $50,948.00

Final Filing Date: June 30, 2021

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently accepting applications for the Crime Laboratory Analyst Pool.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Analyze firearms, fired ammunition components, unfired ammunition, cartridge case images, and items containing gunshot residue. These items may be biohazardous in nature;
  • Various comparative microscopy techniques and equipment including computerized databases will be utilized; and
  • Firearms will be test fired for mechanical and functioning condition and to compare tests microscopically with bullets, cartridge cases, shotshells and other ammunition components.


  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework graded at a “C” or better.
  • Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) certification may substitute for the required college education.
  • Professional experience in the Firearms discipline in either an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the procedure for packaging, handling and preserving evidence;
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment;
  • Ability to analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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Posted: March 3, 2021

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