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Author Topic: Firearm Examiner Wanted- DCJS Virginia  (Read 9062 times)

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Offline Scott Doyle

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Firearm Examiner Wanted- DCJS Virginia
« on: January 19, 2005, 08:10:57 AM »
Forensic Scientist II
Position #CF683
Salary:  $42,023 -- $69,025
LOCATION: Norfolk, Virginia

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

The Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Division of Forensic Science is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as a Firearm/Toolmark examiner in the Eastern Laboratory, located in Norfolk Virginia. The incumbent is responsible to examine, compare and evaluate a wide variety of items such as various firearms, unfired ammunition, fired components, clothing, tools and objects bearing toolmarks. Testifies in courts of law as an expert on examinations performed. Works with examiners, officials and law enforcement personnel during analytical examinations to support criminal investigations.

Except as noted, the following are required: Knowledge and experience in forensic principles, practices, procedures and techniques used to prepare, examine, analyze and identify firearms and toolmarks evidence; experience in evidence handling, preservation and identification and preparing and presenting narrative reports; a demonstrated mechanical aptitude to assemble, disassemble and/or operate a variety of tools and equipment, including firearms and laboratory equipment; an ability to present fact-finding evidence as a qualified expert in a court of law and experience in preparing reports of findings.  The successful applicant must have completed a recognized training program in firearm/toolmark examinations and a moot court.  A bachelor’s degree in physical, natural or forensic science is preferred.  Prefer experience with NIBIN and affiliation with AFTE; with computers in a laboratory environment. Job requires some travel.  Valid driver’s license and/ or other reliable transportation is required. Applicants should be prepared for oral and/or practical examinations during the interview.

SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST PROVIDE A DNA SAMPLE VIA A BUCCAL SWAB (SALIVA SAMPLE), BE FINGERPRINTED, AND PASS A BACKGROUND SECURITY CHECK  

Applicants must submit a state application form (#10-012).  Applications may be mailed to the Department of Criminal Justice Services, 805 East Broad Street, 10th Floor, Richmond, VA  23219, Attn.: Human Resource Office; e-mailed to gcolburn@dcjs.state.va.us  or faxed to 804-786-6484.  State application forms may be obtained by calling (804) 786-4246 or by downloading the form from the agency employment web page at www.dcjs.org.  For assistance, call Gene Colburn at (804) 786-6925.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted 12/13/2004

 

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