Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab Forensic Scientist 3 - Firearm & Tool Mark

Metro Nashville Police Department, Nashville, Tennessee

Salary: $60,869.82 - $70,001.63 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 28, 2021

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Crime Laboratory Forensic Scientist 3 – Firearm and Tool Mark Identification Unit shall be directly accountable to the MNPD Crime Laboratory Forensic Scientist Supervisor – Firearm and Tool Mark Identification Unit for the performance of complex forensic professional and analytical work under limited supervision. Must be willing and able to work overtime, holidays, and weekends as needed.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Typical Duties
  • Performs casework.
  • Participates in quality assurance/quality control measures.
  • Performs administrative duties.
  • Participates in professional development.
  • Interacts with the judicial system.
  • Facilitates internal training program.
  • Interacts with the community.
  • Performs other duties required for the good of the department and the community.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, forensic science, criminalistics, criminal justice, or related area and five (5) years of experience in firearm and tool mark examinations, serial number restoration, distance determination, and the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) in a scientific laboratory.
  • No substitution.
  • Valid Driver License

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

  • Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of and experience in using related laboratory instrumentation, computer software, calibration, validation, quality control, safety, accreditation, proficiency testing, and training.
  • Knowledge of ANAB ISO/IEC 1705:2017 Forensic Science Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage caseload.
  • Successful completion of discipline specific project or AFTE Certification.
  • Completion of coursework in physics, general chemistry, and statistics.

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Posted: November 16, 2021

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