Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technologist - Firearms

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

Salary: $29,344.38 per year

Final Filing Date: June 30, 2021

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently accepting applications for the Forensic Technologist Pool.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Analyze firearms, fired ammunition components, unfired ammunition and cartridge case images. These items may be biohazardous in nature;
  • Various comparative microscopy techniques and equipment, including computer databases, will be utilized; and
  • Firearms will be test fired for mechanical and functioning condition and to compare tests with cartridge cases and shotshells in the NIBIN database.


  • 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 or technical experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency.
  • 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 of terminology and techniques used in the forensic laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the procedure for packaging, handling and preserving evidence;
  • Skill in the preparation of reagents and the use of scientific laboratory equipment;
  • Ability to give sworn testimony in court; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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Posted: March 4, 2021

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