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Author Topic: Firearms Examiner - Houston Forensic Science Center  (Read 1489 times)

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Offline Donna B Eudaley

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Firearms Examiner - Houston Forensic Science Center
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:06:20 PM »
The Houston Forensic Science Center has an opening for a trained Firearms Examiner, preferably with at least one year of experience after training.
Competitive salary, based on education, certification, and experience. 
Interested applicants fitting the job description may apply via the link below:

The primary job duties of the Firearms Examiner are to examine and interpret firearms evidence associated with alleged criminal acts. Specific duties of the Firearms Examiner may include, but not be limited to performing the following duties with little or no direct supervision:

  • Examination and test firing of firearms
  • Comparisons of fired bullets and cartridge cases
  • Restoration of obliterated serial numbers on firearms
  • Entering specimens into IBIS and review correlations
  • Acting as a second/reviewing examiner on cases completed by other examiners
  • Conducting administrative and technical reviews of case records
  • Testifying in courts of law regarding analyses performed
  • May be responsible for supervision of others
  • The position requires a bachelorís degree in forensic science, biology, chemistry, physics, or a closely related field from and accredited college or university (transcripts required).  Certification through AFTE or ABC strongly preferred.

  • Prior successful completion of a formal training program in an accredited laboratory is required. A minimum of one year of experience (after the training) as a firearms examiner in an accredited laboratory is preferred.

  • Knowledge of firearms examination practice and procedure
  • Knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Demonstrated skills in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing work assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle conflict and uncertain situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with fellow employees, internal customers, and external customers.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 02:32:42 PM by Donna B Eudaley »


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