Employment Opportunity

Technician I (Evidence & NIBIN)

Rhode Island State Crime Lab, Kingston, Rhode Island

Salary: $44,035 - $65,363 per year

Final Filing Date: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 1, 2023. Second consideration may be given to applications received by June 15, 2023. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (June 15, 2023) may not be given full consideration.

Receive, catalogue, label, prioritize, and return evidence submitted for analysis using the BEAST Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Examine, triage, record, and report the analytical and National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) results for a variety of cartridge case evidence submitted to the Laboratory by municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

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In the area of Evidence:
  • Receive catalogue, label, prioritize, and return physical evidence. Maintain/organize the evidence vault. Review background materials submitted with evidence and pertinent agency regulations and other relevant material. Maintain the evidence submission appointment calendar. Prioritize assignments according to laboratory policy. Ensure proper storage methods of a variety of evidentiary items. Ensure chain of custody. Act as a liaison with law enforcement and other government agencies regarding submission and/or disposition of evidence. Maintain appointment schedule for submission and return of evidence. Assist agencies and laboratory personnel with laboratory Prelog software issues. Assist customers in the use of the Prelog web portal. Conduct inquiries regarding status of cases for which evidence is on file. Maintain data of laboratory submissions and prepare periodic statistics related to casework. Assist in training new and current staff. Perform other related duties as needed.
In the area of NIBIN:
  • Organize and perform a variety of microscopic and instrumental examinations of firearms exhibits. Examine and triage firearms casework involving cartridge cases using laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Prepare items, enter data, and acquire images for selected items into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) system. Perform non-routine manual NIBIN searches of geographical regions as requested. Confirm all potential leads with a firearms analyst. Prepare written notes and reports of analytical examinations and results. Maintain laboratory instrumentation. Maintain proficiency in the use of NIBIN equipment and examinations. Research methodology issues in NIBIN data basing and contact examiners in other jurisdictions concerning the issues as needed.
  • Participate in quality control testing procedures and Laboratory audits when required. Participate in crime scene processing when requested. Work with law enforcement and Laboratory personnel in regard to evidence procedures.
  • Communicate the importance of the examinations performed to law enforcement and Laboratory personnel and other interested individuals or groups. Testify in court as needed.
  • Train and supervise interns and other Laboratory personnel on analytical techniques used for the examination of evidence in the specialty area.
  • Prepare and present lectures and/or Laboratory tours about the functions of the Crime Laboratory for specific groups upon request.
  • Perform additional duties as required.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (including courses in the physical or natural sciences).
  • Demonstrated professional or technical experience in a forensic science laboratory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the makes, models, and characteristics of domestic and foreign firearms and ammunition.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle firearms and ammunition.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the manufacturing process for firearms and tools.
  • Demonstrated microscope skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/population.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Certification as a user of the ATF NIBIN BRASSTRAX database system.

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Posted: May 19, 2023

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