Employment Opportunity

IBIS Support Technician

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 9, 2024

The IBIS Support Technician is an entry-level position responsible for evaluating and documenting the function and safety of firearms that are submitted to the Department’s Firearms Identification Division.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Inventories, documents, evaluates, and test fires various types of firearms; conducts serial number restoration of firearms; issues reports reflecting results of examinations
  • Conducts administrative reviews of casework to ensure compliance with laboratory procedures and accreditation standards
  • Provides expert testimony; provides technical assistance to law enforcement and attorneys
  • Assists with the training of new employees; enters specimens into the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS)

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


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, a Natural Science, or related area
  • Must have completed a 3-semester credit hour (or equivalent) college level statistics course from an accredited university or program approved by the Texas Forensic Science Commission
Licensure & Certifications:
  • Must comply with State of Texas Forensic Science Commission licensure requirements within one year of hire
  • Maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
Additional Requirements:
  • Upon being hired, must complete training program to become authorized to access the IBIS / NIBIN network
  • Must have capable eyesight to evaluate test fired bullets
  • Must pass a criminal background check and drug / alcohol screening (prior to and randomly after employment)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with effective organization and time management skills
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions consistently and repeatedly; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

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Posted: June 11, 2024

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