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Author Topic: Washoe County-Reno, NV Criminalist Trainee - Firearms and Toolmark Examiner  (Read 10282 times)

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Criminalist Trainee ~ Firearms and Toolmark Examiner
Washoe County ~ Reno, Nevada
Annual Salary: $46,758 to $60,860

Washoe County located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada has a current vacancy for a Criminalist Trainee ~ Firearms and Toolmark Examiner. 

Experience and Training Requirements:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Molecular Biology,  Criminalistics, Physics, Pharmacology, or a closely related science; OR four years of full time technical experience in applying scientific laboratory techniques; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is the entry level and training class in the Criminalist class series, which provides for progression to the next level in the series upon meeting the requirements of the class and recommendation of the appointing authority. Incumbents perform basic assignments and receive continuous training in the assigned area of professional laboratory analysis of physical evidence in a general or specialized field of Criminalistics.  It is distinguished from the Criminalist I class by the fact that incumbents performs narrower range of duties
under closer supervision. If the requisite proficiency is not demonstrated during the probationary period and incumbent will not be retained, but will return to his/her former status.

The ideal candidate for the Firearms/Toolmark Examiner Criminalist would have a BS/BA degree, possess certification by the Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE), have at least 5 years of experience as a Firearm and Toolmark Examiner and be familiar with the American Society of Crime Lab Directors – Laboratory Accrediting Board (ASCLD-LAB) criteria.

For more information and to apply online please visit our website .  Applicants are required to complete and submit a written essay exam, copy of College Transcripts along with an online application.  The filing deadline is Friday, February 12, 2010.

Margaret Brindzak
HR Analyst
(775) 328-6383


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