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Author Topic: Delaware Firearms Examiner position  (Read 3735 times)

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Offline Wendy Gibson

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Delaware Firearms Examiner position
« on: November 27, 2021, 11:42:49 AM »
Non-Merit Position (This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System)

Forensics Firearms Examiner

Opening Date: November 24, 2021               Closing Date:  December 8, 2021

Salary:             $60,274 pay grade 17
Location:              Kent County

Summary Statement: The Firearm Examiner position is a professional and technical position involving forensic examinations in the area of firearm, toolmarks, serial number restoration and gunshot residue analysis associated with routine and complicated police investigations.  Also prepare comprehensive investigative reports, photograph firearms, test-fire suspect weapons, determine muzzle proximity and testify in Court as an expert witness.

Essential Functions:
  • Examinations of firearms for operational capabilities
  • Comparison of fired projectiles and cartridge cases
  • Gunshot residue analysis for distance determinations
  • Tool mark examinations and comparisons
  • Serial number restorations
  • Photograph firearms
  • Interpretation of laboratory analyses and results
  • Operation of IBIS/NIBIN system
  • Preparation of written reports
  • Expert witness testimony in Court
  • Assist other sections and jurisdictions with examination requests
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas. Failure in any one area will result in a rating of "not qualified."
  • Qualified firearms and toolmark examiner as stipulated by the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE).
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Court qualified as an expert witness
  • Full time experience conducting examinations of firearms, bullets and related evidence as a firearm examiner
  • Computer skills including the use of the IBIS/NIBIN system
  • Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.  This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate/applicant selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or, may decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

    As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by September 30, 2021; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis starting on September 30, 2021; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to health or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices by September 30, 2021.  If hired after September 23, 2021, these certifications or requests must be completed during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice.  More information can be found here.
  • Benefits:To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit the web-site at
  • Applications: For complete job description and to apply online, visit our website at
  • Accommodations:Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458 TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
  • The State of Delaware - An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
« Last Edit: November 27, 2021, 12:12:37 PM by Wendy Gibson »
Wendy Gibson
VA Dept. of Forensic Science
(540) 283-5932


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