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Forensic Firearm Examiner, Senior

New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans, Louisiana

Salary: $78,024.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Kind of Work
  • Professional, technical and administrative work in the forensic examinations of firearms, ammunition components, toolmarks, serial number restoration, gunshot residue, bullet trajectories, and other closely-related physical evidence. Work includes examining and testing of recovered firearms, spent bullet casings, items with gunshot residue and related evidence using forensic methods of analysis to identify and substantiate proof of matched identification links as part of criminal investigations. Work also includes testifying in court as an expert witness and related work as required.

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


  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, or a closely related scientific field.
  • Three (3) years of full-time experience in an accredited crime laboratory conducting Firearm and Toolmark examinations and analysis.
  • Completion of a related certification or equivalent e.g., AFTE (Firearms Evidence Examination and Identification) or the National Firearms Examiner Academy (NFEA/ATF). OR documented release to conduct independent case work from an ANAB accredited laboratory for Firearms and Toolmarks: Physical Comparison for Ammunition and Qualitative Determination for Ammunition and Firearms.

  • NOTE: Four (4) additional years of experience conducting Firearm and Toolmark examinations and analysis in an accredited crime lab as a commission police officer may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree.

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Posted: March 22, 2024

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