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Author Topic: Job Announcement- Fort Worth, TX  (Read 12005 times)

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Offline Scott Doyle

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Job Announcement- Fort Worth, TX
« on: February 08, 2006, 11:46:30 PM »

The Fort Worth Police Department, Forensic Division is seeking applicants for Forensic Scientist – Firearms and Toolmark to work in the firearms section of the Crime Laboratory. Full salary range is $42,598- $67,288. The firearms unit of the Crime Laboratory received ASCLD/LAB accreditation in 2005. The Department is currently assessing the need for a new facility that will deliver expanded forensic services to the City of Fort Worth. 

The selected individual will perform laboratory analysis on physical evidence, provide scientific consultation, interpret test results and form conclusions, write scientific reports and provide expert witness testimony in court. We require the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in Forensic Science, Analytical Chemistry, Biology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have:

• One year practical experience working in a Forensic Laboratory
• Completed a documented training program as a firearms and toolmark examiner
• Membership with the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners
• Training and Experience with NIBIN
• Qualified as an expert witness in court and have experience preparing reports for law enforcement agencies
• Possess good oral and written communication skills for lay, legal and technical audiences
• Familiarity with ASCLD/LAB requirements and good knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control principles and procedures

Still not sure if you are ready for a change? Consider what else we have to offer. Fort Worth is a city of about 600,000 located in north central Texas which, by the way, has no state income tax. Fort Worth is a great mix of western history and 21st century technology, business, education and entertainment. Fort Worth is home to the Historic Fort Worth Stock Yards, a nationally ranked zoo, world class art museums, a beautiful symphony hall and all the entertainment and dining of a vibrant downtown area. The City is only a short drive away from DFW International Airport and 32 miles from downtown Dallas which also provides additional access to museums, shopping, many cultural events, and big name entertainment and concerts. The DFW metroplex as it is commonly called is also home to Six Flags over Texas, several universities and four professional sports teams – the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars and Texas Rangers. There is something  here for everyone! For more information on the City of Fort Worth and our Police  Department, please visit:, and

Only online applications and resumes will be accepted.  To apply go to our website at and then to job opportunities.

For more information, contact:

Tom Stimpson, Forensic Division Manager
Fort Worth Police Department
(817) 392-4501


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