Employment Opportunity

Forensic Laboratory Specialist II - Firearms & Toolmarks

Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Richmond, Virginia

Salary: Hiring Range: $29,772 - $42,000 per year

Final Filing Date: March 30, 2023

The Department of Forensic Science (DFS) is seeking a qualified applicant to assist examiners in the Firearms and Toolmarks Section of the Central Laboratory.

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Duties include
  • Assisting examiners with the preservation and transfer of evidentiary crime scene materials, particularly dealing with various aspects of firearms and toolmarks evidence.
  • Also, assisting with laboratory support functions such as: perform quality control of reagents and equipment, perform preventive maintenance on equipment, prepare reagents, input case data into database, and inventory/order of supplies related to firearms analysis.
  • This position may require occasional travel.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent with courses in math and science
  • Familiarity with a scientific laboratory environment using basic laboratory equipment, techniques, and laboratory safety procedures
  • Knowledge of the theory and application of natural science and general mathematics as they relate to the storage and preservation of crime scene evidence
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, analyze and interpret data, follow written protocols and oral instructions, manage multiple tasks efficiently, establish work priorities, and independently perform routine duties
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Valid driver’s license and/or other means of reliable transportation
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science area or a scientific related field
  • Experience with chain of custody in a laboratory environment
  • Experience working in a scientific laboratory environment operating and maintaining laboratory instrumentation
  • Experience working in a scientific laboratory environment preparing solutions and reagents
  • Experience using computers in laboratory environment
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of firearms

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Posted: March 17, 2023

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