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If you are interested in applying for this position, please refer to the job announcement at  Please note this position closes on June 7, 2017.
Training Seminars / Re: 2017 AFTE Eastern Regional
« Last post by Theodore Chavez on May 22, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »

Thanks for reaching out and here is some information should you move forward with hosting a regional meeting. We follow AFTE policy letter #12 that outlines:

1. At the present time, AFTE members throughout the world meet regularly in regional groups to share information.  AFTE recognizes the need for members to meet together regionally and encourages such meetings; however the sponsorship or control of these meetings are not by AFTE.

1.1 Use of the AFTE logo for these regional meetings creates legal entanglements that could affect insurance and liability for AFTE.

Additionally, we keep with the Objectives and Purposes outlined in the AFTE Bylaws by organizing the two-day Eastern Regional and not charging any admission/registration fees. Perhaps one way of understanding the amount of efforts and collaboration of multiple organizers is to experience the event firsthand. We look forward to answering any additional questions that you have, will be the best contact. Best of luck in making the Western Regional a reality or arranging a collaboration similar to the Southern California Firearms Examiners Study Group.

The vacancy announcement for two Physical Scientists (Forensic Firearm & Toolmark Examiner) is now open with a closing date of 29 May 2017. The job announcement number is NCAS170680481962099D and the salary range is $52,204.00 to $117,208.00. This is a permanent and full time position.

Please refer to the link below for the job announcement:

Kyle A. Felix
Supervisory Physical Scientist - Firearms
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
4930 N 31st Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
Training Seminars / Re: 2017 AFTE Eastern Regional
« Last post by Anya on May 18, 2017, 03:21:21 PM »

Could someone let me know who is the coordinator/host committee chair/in charge of this AFTE Eastern Regional Meeting?

Also, whoever you are, are you in Denver at AFTE currently? If so, I'd like to talk to you..

If you're in Denver, you can text me 702-217-1461.

If not, then shoot me an email or I'll shoot you one once I know who you are. Lol!

Forensics / Re: PTLGC Case Files
« Last post by Brandon Bertolli on May 16, 2017, 04:32:29 PM »
Three new cases - 7, 80, 38 on this index page:
Training Seminars / 2017 AFTE Eastern Regional
« Last post by Theodore Chavez on May 12, 2017, 09:47:22 AM »
AFTE 2017 / Is anyone else arriving at DIA around 4 pm on Sunday?
« Last post by Stacey Phetteplace on May 11, 2017, 01:50:22 PM »
I might need a travel buddy to make sure I make it to the hotel on the first try!  :D
AFTE 2017 / AFTE 2017 Program
« Last post by Jay Stuart on May 11, 2017, 11:13:13 AM »
The program for the AFTE 2017 meeting in Denver, CO is posted.  It can be found on the Seminar Schedule page.
Job Announcements / Re: Las Vegas Metro PD is HIRING!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Jim Krylo on May 10, 2017, 01:02:20 PM »
This is fantastic news - thanks Anya!

Here's another tidbit of info from the management side.  Civilian employees are slated to get a 2% COLA on July 1st. And, as a new-hire you receive your first merit increase after six months and then you get your second merit increase on your one year anniversary.  Two raises in your first year!

Check it out and contact us if you have any questions.

Job Announcements / Las Vegas Metro PD is HIRING!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Anya on May 10, 2017, 11:43:57 AM »
I have some FANTASTIC news!  We posted this morning to fill our anticipated THREE Forensic Scientist I/II vacancies!  As of the end of this month we will have one vacancy and will be hiring ONE person for sure, and we have been approved to hire TWO MORE after July 1st!!!!

To qualify for the FSI level, you only need ONE YEAR of full time Forensic Scientist/Firearms Examiner experience and for the FSII, THREE YEARS of experience is required.

Our annual starting salaries are very competitive ($69,388.80 for FSII and $62,857.56 for FSI) and our TOP OUTS are high ($102,731.16 for FSII and $93,059.16 for FSI) and our benefits include the following:

-A nine hour work schedule, with nine work days every two weeks
-3 weeks of annual vacation; 104 hours of annual sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year
-3 bonus shifts per year if no more than 3 days of sick leave are used; two personal holidays per year
-Overtime pay at a rate of 1 1/2 times the gross hourly rate or compensatory time available
-Direct deposit of paychecks; deferred compensation plan is available
-Nevada has no state income tax and employees do not pay social security taxes
-Health, vision, and dental insurance is available for employees and their dependents beginning at date of hire at competitive rates
-Police Employee Assistance Program is a counseling and referral service for employees and their families at no cost to employees

In ADDITION to all of this,

Las Vegas has over 300 days of sunshine per year, unparalleled entertainment and dining, and year-round outdoor recreation!  Quite honestly, I'm from Michigan originally and the weather here alone was worth the move.  It's awesome to live here in Vegas and I’ve been here for ten years now.  Our agency is a combined city and county agency and we currently have three Firearms Examiners.  With the addition of three more, we will be fully staffed at six!  We also have a NIBIN squad which currently consists of four members and will possibly be increased to six in the near future.

We are growing at an unprecedented rate and getting a lot of support and attention from our department as a whole.  It’s a GREAT time to join me, Kathy Geil, Roy Wilcox and our manager James Krylo as we move our Firearms Detail forward!!!

If you have ANY QUESTIONS, please feel free to contact me, Kathy or Roy (contact info below or 702-828-3959).  We will all be at AFTE next week if you would like more info.  Look for our flyer in your welcome packet!!!!

To access the the postings go to:
Click on “Employment” in the upper right
Click on “Open Competitive Opportunities” on the left
Scroll down to the bottom

Check out our super cool Laboratory YouTube recruitment video:
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