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Author Topic: FIREARMS TECHNICAL LEADER - County of San Mateo  (Read 8340 times)

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« on: September 01, 2006, 12:41:32 PM »
County of San Mateo
$6,789 - $8,488 per month
Final Filing Date: CONTINUOUS

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Forensic Laboratory located in San Mateo, California has an immediate opening for a Firearms Technical Leader. This position will be responsible for ensuring proper quality assurance and quality control measures relevant to firearms. This includes documentation, instrument calibration and maintenance logs; reviewing relevant casework; maintaining the NIBIN database; continuous evaluation of methods employed including an annual review of Standard Operating Procedures and proposing new and/or modified analytical procedures to be used by the Analysts. In addition, the Firearms Technical Leader is required to perform routine and more difficult firearms case assignments, both in the laboratory and in the field.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced firearms examiner dedicated to staying abreast of changes within the industry as well as a sound technical advisor and trainer who fosters teamwork and cooperation. Applicants who are active participants in the Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners (AFTE) and who have pursued or are in the process of pursuing AFTE certification as a firearms examiner are strongly desired.

Candidate must have knowledge of current forensic methods and techniques used in the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence likely to be used in a court case; various types of equipment found in a forensic laboratory; courtroom procedures and testimony; recent developments, literature and sources of information relative to criminalistics; and principles of photography.

Position requires any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of experience in the practice of criminalistics, which has included experience in collecting, analyzing and evaluating physiological fluids, controlled substances and other physical evidence gathered from crime scenes.

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form.

For additional information and to apply, please visit our website at

The County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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