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NIBIN Technician

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The primary job duties of the NIBIN Technician are to process firearms and firearms related evidence as part of the organization’s ballistic imaging program.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Specific duties of the NIBIN Technician may include, but not be limited to, performing the following duties with little or no direct supervision:
  • Examination and test firing of firearms
  • Microscopic screening of fired cartridge cases for NIBIN entry
  • Entry into the organization’s NIBIN database
  • Issuing reports pertaining to work performed
  • Maintain chain of custody within the Laboratory Management Information System.


  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, a physical/natural science, criminal justice, or closely related field from an accredited university.
  • Equivalent relevant experience in an accredited forensic laboratory environment, preferably in Firearms examination or NIBIN, may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • The successful candidate must be licensed or able to gain Forensic Technician licensure from the Texas Forensic Science Commission within the first four months of employment.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in evidence handling or work in a forensic lab environment is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Demonstrated skills in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing work assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle conflict and uncertain situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with fellow employees, internal customers, and external customers.

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Posted: June 18, 2021

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