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Author Topic: West Virginia State Police - Forensic Scientist 1  (Read 2899 times)

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Offline Calissa Carper

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West Virginia State Police - Forensic Scientist 1
« on: March 02, 2022, 03:39:53 PM »

The West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory in South Charleston, WV is hiring for a Firearms Examiner trainee. Any trained examiner applicants will also be considered and pay scale adjusted accordingly along the laboratory's career progression system.

The first review of applicants will be March 17, 2022.
FORENSIC SCIENTIST 1 (FS 1) (Firearms Section) | Job Details tab | Government Jobs

This is an entry level position which also serves as a probationary period. The FS 1 includes successful training to completion in the assigned discipline of forensic science (or designated subcategories). The FS 1 works under the direction of a trained analyst until authorized by the Laboratory Director or designee to work independently. Upon authorization, the FS 1 will begin testing evidence, issue forensic reports at the conclusion of testing and offer expert testimony when needed. Performs related work as required. This is a full-time position with state benefits.

Job Duties
Learns methodology in performing critical analysis of evidence in criminal cases. Accepts and receives evidence. Conducts examinations of firearm and toolmark evidence. Documents the examination results. Responsible for the proper use, maintenance, necessary replacement and security of all personal and individual issue equipment.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensic sciences, natural sciences, or related field. Discipline specific educational requirements as specified. Based on laboratory need, the trainee applicant may be required to attend the ATF’s National Firearms Examiner Academy in Maryland as part of the required two-year firearm/toolmark examiner training program.

Special Requirements: Ability to complete a successful background check and polygraph examination. Possession of valid driver’s license.

Additional Information
Paygrade: $45,050 Base Salary for Trainee Position Forensic Scientist I
*There are six levels of Forensic Scientist paygrades within the career progression system with incentive pays for Master's degrees, certification, and additional duties. In addition, $500 in longevity pay is given each year of service to base salaries.

West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, West Virginia, 25309
Phone 304-746-2240

If you have any additional questions you may contact me by email or phone at or 304-746-2275.


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