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Author Topic: Firearm Examiner, Montgomery County, Texas - REVISED  (Read 6894 times)

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Offline Jill Dupre

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Firearm Examiner, Montgomery County, Texas - REVISED
« on: March 09, 2015, 03:15:44 PM »


DEPARTMENT:   Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office   JOB GRADE:   13
JOB TITLE:   Firearms Examiner   BI-WEEKLY SALARY:   $2,047.46
LOCATION:   #1 Criminal Justice Dr. Conroe, TX   CIVIL SERVICE:   Yes
SHIFT HOURS:   Monday – Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Must be available for after duty/call out hours and/or shift assignment

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS:   Montgomery County
Human Resources Department   ADDRESS:   501 N. Thompson, Ste. 400 Conroe, TX 77301
PHONE:   (936) 539 – 7886   FAX:   (936) 788-8396

OFFICE HOURS:   Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm (Friday: Closed from 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

- To be considered for this position a completed Montgomery County Application and resume are required.
- The submission of your application to Montgomery County does not guarantee an interview.
- Montgomery County Recruiting will contact you directly if they are interested in setting you up for an interview.
Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

•   Bachelor of Science degree + 2 years experience in a Firearms Lab OR
High School Diploma/equivalent + 5 years experience in a Firearms Lab
•   Must be court qualified to testify as expert witness related to examination results
•   Completion of training program equivalent to the Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiner’s Training program or National Firearms Examiner’s Academy preferred
•   Must be able to read and comprehend technical manuals, troubleshooting guides and manufacturer’s specifications
•   Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring monitoring of multiple conditions and making multiple, complex and rapid adjustments
•   Must hold a valid Texas driver’s license   •   Must have a good motor vehicle driving record
•   Must pass a criminal background screening, including possible polygraph testing
•   Must be able to work independently and collaboratively
•   Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
•   Must be physically able to climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift, and squat for extended periods of time
•   Must be able to lift items up to 50lbs. for distances of up to 10 feet
•   May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and moderate to loud noise levels
•   Must be able to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing skilled movements

Primary Job Duties:

•   Responsible for writing and implementing policy for the Firearms and Tool Mark Laboratory
•   Forensic examination and comparison of firearms and firearms related evidence
•   Serial number restoration
•   Distance determination recommended
•   Preparation of detailed technical reports outlining the results of examinations along with appropriate supporting documentation
•   Provide clear and concise courtroom testimony as an expert witness related to examination procedures and results
•   Must remain abreast of advances in examination techniques and changes within the firearms industry
   •   Respond to crime scenes to provide technical assistance as directed by a Crime Lab Supervisor
•   Provide support to other agencies entering specimens into the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network (NIBIN) system
•   Must maintain proficiency through periodic training and proficiency testing as required
•   Ability to properly enter and image specimens into the NIBIN system
•   Ability to review and evaluate correlation results in the NIBIN system
•   Any other additional duties as directed by a Crime Lab Supervisor

After receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicant must pass a drug screen (1/2 cost = $20.00, responsibility of applicant) and may need a physical agility test (1/2 cost = $22.50, responsibility of applicant) before becoming an employee of Montgomery County.

Position No:   5601-5007-1   Requisition No:   2212
Date Posted:   2/26/2015 (Revised)   Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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