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Training Seminars / Re: ASB/ANSI Standards 061, 062, and 063 webinar
« Last post by Jennifer Floyd on December 01, 2022, 04:02:39 PM »
Here's the poster for it.
Training Seminars / ASB/ANSI Standards 061, 062, and 063 webinar
« Last post by Jennifer Floyd on December 01, 2022, 03:58:03 PM »

Overview of ASB 061, 062, 063: 3D Technology Documents for Firearm and Toolmark Examination
December 8, 2022
1:00 PM ET

Speakers: Erich Smith MS, Ryan Lilien MD/PhD, and Alan Zheng MS
Moderator: Zak Carr M.P.A.

In this webinar we will provide a high-level overview of the three approved ASB standards for the use of 3D surface topographies in firearm and toolmark analysis. These documents cover scan acquisition hardware, scan comparison software, and implementation. Register Now!
Job Announcements / FORENSIC SCIENTIST
« Last post by Dfshumanresource on December 01, 2022, 10:00:24 AM »
See the attached posting.

The purpose and mission of the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency is to serve the Marion County Community and supports the needs of the Criminal Justice System.
Full Time - $72,859.86 - $91,803.42 Annually

Position Responsibilities
Responsible for performing a wide variety of fully skilled professional scientific analysis on criminal evidence to include the examination, comparison, evaluation and result determinations of physical evidence upon completion of specific forensic training minimum 12-months and maximum 24-months
  • Ammunition examination, barrel and overall length measurement of firearms, firearms examination/function testing, microscopic comparative examination of fired evidence, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) entry and review, product determination, serial number restoration, trigger pull measurement, and verification of other Forensic Scientists - Firearms results
  • Prepares formal technical written reports on the results of examinations, statistical analysis, and research projects 
  • Ensures that appropriate quality assurance and quality control methodologies are employed throughout their section of the laboratory
  • Serves as an expert and is responsible for providing technical consultation, advice to scientific personnel, conducting tours, briefs, training and provides expert testimony in court
  • Participates in improvement measures for laboratory analysis with the Supervisor to develop technical guidance for analyses within the laboratory section to include quality assurance and quality control
  • Implements newly developed forensic technologies (NIBIN), programs, methods, and procedures 
  • Evaluates and reviews statistical data to ensure compliance with appropriate scientific, legal and government regulations 
  • Recommends modification of current practices and requirements for operation of the section
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the techniques, instrumentation, and technology taught via various training/examinations in specialty areas and provides input to Forensic Scientist Supervisor - Firearms for the sectionís operational and training planning process 
  • Acts as Forensic Scientist Supervisor/Assistant Supervisor - Firearms when required in their absence
  • Serves as liaison between Director, IMCFSA and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and personnel IMPD, MCSO, MCPO, MCCO, FBI, ATF, DEA, courts, etc. to ensure that scientific and administrative support is provided
  • Conducts training for local agencies to include basic evidence technical courses and specialized forensic applications courses
  • Attend seminars, meetings, and conferences to incorporate new developments into laboratory case work
  • Presents results of laboratory research at conferences and/or publish the results in scientific journals
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time


Bachelorís Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Criminology, or related science courses. Must complete specific forensic training equivalent to the Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examinerís (AFTE) Training Manual, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Firearms and Toolmark Examiner Academy (NFEA) or training of similar structure at another laboratory ranging from 12-months to 24-months. Incumbent shall maintain proficiency through annual proficiency testing. Incumbent must be willing and capable of completing additional internal/external training determined by the Forensic Scientist Supervisor - Firearms and the Quality Assurance Program, and capable of completing specialized training, as required or available, from Federal, State, Local agencies and other organizations. Must have the ability to make detailed notes describing evidence received; processes used; and triaging requests for forensic analysis. Must have knowledge of the criminal justice system and familiarity with the sensitive and confidential nature of evidence managing and examination. Must be able to establish and set priorities according to time sensitive information in order to have continued success in this position. Must be able to communicate effectively in oral, verbal, and written formats.

Preferred Job Requirements and Qualifications
Masterís Degree or Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Criminology, or related science courses, including minimum qualification listed.
The Crime Lab Division is recruiting for a Forensic Scientist 3 (In-Training) Firearms in Tacoma.  For more details, please visit WSP Job Opportunities

This is a new position posting.  We are currently expanding our firearm and tool mark functional area and will likely have more positions in other laboratories available in the next year.

For more information on this position, please contact Ms. Monica Simpson at 360-704-2313 or

Call For Assistance Feedback / Re: Is there a name for this type of breechface?
« Last post by Mark Bennett on November 17, 2022, 12:14:01 PM »
looking at the picture though, there are plenty of unique features and breaks and that being an Inland M2, CNC would not have been around unless the government had a time machine  :D
Call For Assistance Feedback / Re: Is there a name for this type of breechface?
« Last post by Mark Bennett on November 17, 2022, 12:07:34 PM »
I would agree with Nancy on the possibility of CNC subclass. Every CNC operation is extremely precise (typically to the thousandth of an inch or better) and it does the same thing every time. I see this on my CNC. This is an end mill operation where either the spindle (which spins the milling bit) moves in a circle to cut the breechface or the breechface is rotated relative to a fixed spindle. Either way the start point, feed rates and depths of cut are set by the program which could result in very similar toolmark patterns each time.   
Hi all:
An entry level position in our Firearms Unit has just been posted. Please feel free to share with any colleagues, students, friends etc. that may be interested in applying. Link below

It can also be found on the Boston Career Center page using the following
Req ID:  2022-23508
or a keyword search for "CRIMINALIST".
Job Announcements / Firearms Examiner Position (2 Openings) - Ft. Gillem, GA
« Last post by AgnorNHaley on November 09, 2022, 02:17:58 PM »

SNA International seeks a bright, collaborative Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner with a strong work ethic to join our team. SNA Internationalís team works together in pursuit of the same cause, to build a safe and just world by empowering organizations in the use of forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence.SNA International (SNA), a vibrant growing company based in Alexandria, VA, is a world leader in forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence services. With a staff of over 240 scientists and business professionals, SNA creates innovative, cost-effective, and reliable forensic and biometric solutions guaranteed to work in the real world. SNA's staff support high visibility forensic human identification operations, including staffing some of the largest federal forensic laboratories in the US. For the last two years, SNA made the annual Inc. 500 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nationís fastest-growing private companies. In 2020 SNA moved up on the list and is currently ranked number 150. SNA is the ninth fastest-growing government contractor.Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to work in the DoD premier Forensic Center based in Fort Gillem, GA.  May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)**Qualified candidates will be required to travel OCONUS.

  • A Bachelorís degree or Associateís degree with two years of experience in forensic science or in physical or life sciences
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • General knowledge of forensic DNA analytical methods
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Five (5) years of experience in one or more of the following fields:
  • Examination of lead and other metal fragments
  • Examination and microscopic comparison of bullets, ammunition components, and firearms
  • Examination of tool marks as having been produced by a particular tool
  • Shot pattern examinations, gunshot residue examinations, trajectory analysis
  • Collection, preservation, and processing of evidence and event reconstruction
  • Experience in more than one of the above fields is preferred
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience as the lead of a team of firearms and tool mark examiners is desired.
  • Experience working with an OIF/OEF Laboratory, TEDAC facility, or other NGIC, DoD or ATF Lab; interagency or state/local law enforcement forensics labs preferred
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Able to obtain a U.S. Passport.
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  • [size=78%][/size]TO APPLY, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK:[size=78%][/size][size=78%][/size]Please submit a cover letter along with your CV. CVs without a cover letter will not be considered.[size=78%][/size][size=78%][/size]SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.[size=78%][/size]
Job Announcements / Examiner wanted in SC
« Last post by Michele Eichenmiller on November 08, 2022, 02:14:31 PM »
Help wanted in SC!  Recently, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) issued a job posting for a firearm examiner position.  Preferably, we would like a trained examiner to step in, learn the policies and procedures, and join our team.  While being fully trained is preferred, those that are not trained are eligible and welcome to apply.  The hiring salary range can be found on the job posting; however, those numbers are negotiable if you are already trained and working ďon the bench.Ē We have moved into our brand new, state-of-the-art Forensic Laboratory, complete with a cafeteria, locker rooms, and workout facility!  The cost of living in SC is relatively low when compared to other surrounding states and the nation, as a whole.  Columbia, where the Laboratory is located, is the State Capital and is only two hours away from Charleston and other beaches in one direction and the mountains in the other direction.  Close to our Lab, there are lake living options, as well as other outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, water sports).  There are many towns and cities within 30 minutes of Columbia that offer extremely affordable housing options.Feel free to contact me with any questions! Job Bulletin (governmentjobs.c
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