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Author Topic: Delaware State Police, Forensics Firearms Examiner Job Posting  (Read 12603 times)

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                                       STATE OF DELAWARE
                                      DELAWARE STATE POLICE
                                FORENSICS FIREARMS EXAMINER
Non-Merit Position
(This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System)

Posting #05-06-03

Opening Date:  June 22, 2006       Closing Date:  July 21, 2006

A Vacancy Exists

Salary:  $47,102 - $70,652 (Minimum - Maxpoint) Pay Grade 17

Location: Kent County - Dover, Delaware
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Summary Statement:  The Firearm Examiner position is a professional and technical position involving forensic examinations in the area of firearm, toolmarks, serial number restoration and gunshot residue analysis associated with routine and complicated police investigations.  Also prepare comprehensive investigative reports, photograph firearms, test-fire suspect weapons, determine muzzle proximity and testify in Court as an expert witness.

Minimum Qualifications:
Please address each item separately on the Minimum Qualifications page of the application.  Failure to do so will result in a disqualification. 

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas. Failure in any one area will result in a rating of "not qualified."

   Bachelor of Science Degree
   Qualified firearms and toolmark examiner as stipulated by the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE).
   Court qualified as an expert witness
   Full time experience conducting examinations of firearms, bullets and related evidence as a firearm examiner
   Computer skills including the use of the IBIS/NIBIN system

Essential Functions:

   Examinations of firearms for operational capabilities
   Comparison of fired projectiles and cartridge cases
   Gunshot residue analysis for distance determinations
   Tool mark examinations and comparisons
   Serial number restorations
   Trajectory Analysis Reconstruction (not required, but preferred)
   Photograph firearms
   Interpretation of laboratory analyses and results
   Operation of IBIS/NIBIN system
   Preparation of written reports
   Expert witness testimony in Court
   Assist other sections and jurisdictions with examination requests

Conditions of Employment:

Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.

A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Benefits:   To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit the web-site at

Submitting your Application:

   Apply on-line at (Your application will be routed automatically to the recruiting agency).
   Download an application at and mail or fax to the following:

Delaware State Police, Human Resources, 1441 N. DuPont Hwy,
Dover, DE  19904 (302) 739-1389 Fax:  (302) 739-5982
Call Rhonda Davis at (302) 739-5983 with any questions.

   Applications or additional information will not be accepted after the closing date.
   Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a State of Delaware Application.


   Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458

   TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware - An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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