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Author Topic: Denver Police Crime Lab-Firearms Examiner  (Read 13004 times)

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Lester Smith

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Denver Police Crime Lab-Firearms Examiner
« on: July 13, 2004, 02:36:16 PM »
City and County of Denver Police Department
Denver, Colorado
Career Service Authority Position Grade 811-E
Monthly Salary Range: $4197 to $6552

Forensic Scientist (Firearms Examiner)

The Denver Police Department currently has a position vacancy for a Forensic Scientist (Firearms Examiner).  

This position performs daily those functions necessary to process firearms, weapons and other objects for the identification and classification of cartridge cases, projectiles and tool marks for microscopic comparison and entry into the Integrated Ballistic Identification System Computer; performs powder residue and pattern test and serial number restoration.  Prepares reports and summaries; relays results of test to investigators; testifies in court and legal proceedings, and assumes responsibility for any other duties which may be delegated by a supervisor.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of two years of professional criminalist and forensic analysis experience as a qualified firearms examiner.  Experience with ASCLAD/LAB accreditation standards as they pertain to firearms examination and knowledge of IBIS/NIBIN system operation is preferred.  Qualified applicants must also possess a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Criminalistics, Physics or a directly related natural science major.

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements, that is, applicants who do not possess a college degree in the noted majors, but who have six years of professional criminalists and forensic analysis experience as a qualified firearms examiner, may qualify.  

The ideal candidate will have a degree in the noted fields, five years experience as a qualified Firearms Examiner and knowledge of firearms and other types of weapons; knowledge of ballistics; knowledge of computers; knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures with the ability to apply the knowledge to specific situations; knowledge of the rules of evidence; knowledge of Federal and State laws and City ordinances; and knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and duties governing specific assignments.

This is a limited position funded for one year. At that time the position may be extended or change to a full time unlimited position.  Position monthly salary range is $4107 to $6552.  For questions regarding the application and test components you may contact Ed Gietl, Senior Personnel Analyst at 720.913.5657 or Edward.Gietl@ci.denver.co.us.  Questions regarding specific details about the position can be directed to Sergeant Lester Smith at 720.913.6015 or Smithl@ci.denver.co.us. Closing date is July 23, 2004.

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