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Offline Tori Kujala

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Job Announcement - Fort Worth Police Department
« on: August 04, 2006, 02:42:10 PM »
We have a position open at the Fort Worth Police Department's Crime Laboratory in Fort Worth Texas for a Firearms and Toolmark Examiner.  Preference will be given to experienced applicants.  The closing date for this announcement is August 30th.

You MUST apply online at

The official job announcement can be found at 

Please see the attached notice below



SALARY:   $43,056.00 to $68,890.00  Annually
(Depending on Qualifications)

ANN#:   C72-19

CLOSING DATEWednesday, August 30, 2006 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Forensic Science, Analytical Chemistry, Biology or a related field PLUS one (1) year of professional research and practical experience working in a forensics or chemistry laboratory. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Preference given to candidates who have:
One year practical experience working in a Forensic Laboratory
Completed a documented training program as a firearms and toolmark examiner
Membership with the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners
Training and Experience with NIBIN
Qualified as an expert witness in court and have experience preparing reports for law enforcement agencies
Good oral and written communication skills for lay, legal and technical audiences
Familiarity with ASCLD/LAB requirements and good knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control principles and procedures
MISC. REQUIREMENTS: City of Fort Worth policy on acceptable driving record required.
Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid Texas drivers’ license required.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Seeking experienced firearms and toolmark examiner. Major duties include examining firearms for function; comparison of bullets and cartridge cases; serial number restoration; GSR examination of clothing associated with firearm cases; and toolmark examinations. The successful candidate should be qualified as an expert witness in courts of law in the area of firearms and toolmark examination. The department is currently assessing the need for a new facility that will deliver expanded forensic services for the City of Fort Worth. 

Still not sure if you are ready for a change? Consider what else we have to offer. Fort
Worth is a city of about 600,000 located in north central Texas which, by the way, has no state income tax. Fort Worth is a great mix of western history and 21st century
technology, business, education and entertainment. Fort Worth is home to the Historic
Fort Worth Stock Yards, a nationally ranked zoo, world class art museums, a beautiful
symphony hall and all the entertainment and dining of a vibrant downtown area. The City
is only a short drive away from DFW International Airport and 32 miles from downtown
Dallas which also provides additional access to museums, shopping, many cultural
events, and big name entertainment and concerts. The DFW metroplex is also home to Six Flags over Texas, several universities and four professional sports teams – the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars and Texas Rangers. There is something here for everyone! For more information on the City of Fort Worth and our Police Department, please visit:, and
Only online applications and resumes will be accepted.  To apply go to our website at and then to job opportunities.

For more information, contact:
Tom Stimpson, Forensic Division Manager
Fort Worth Police Department
(817) 392-4501

Ron Van Fleet
FA/TM Examiner
Technical Leader
FWPD Crime Lab
« Last Edit: August 04, 2006, 04:18:58 PM by Ron Van Fleet »
Tori Kujala
Forensic Firearm Consultants, LLC
8505 Prairie Rose Lane
Fort Worth, TX  76123


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