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Author Topic: Job Announcement- Miami, FL  (Read 11673 times)

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Offline Scott Doyle

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Job Announcement- Miami, FL
« on: March 09, 2007, 09:03:48 AM »
The MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT (MDPD) Crime Laboratory is seeking entry-level firearm examiners.  The candidates will have a BS/BA in a natural science, forensic science or closely related degree.  Must have a valid driver’s license, be US citizen or permanent US resident.  Will have to successfully pass polygraph, background and drug screening prior to being hired.  Please send copies of college transcripts, diplomas, certificates to address below.  If you are anticipating graduating by end of summer 2007 you may apply. 

Starting salary is approximately $43K.

Closing date:  April 6,2007

The Laboratory is a large state-of-the-art facility with modern equipment, NIBIN/IBIS stations, an indoor firearms range, shoot tanks, and an extensive firearms collection of a wide variety of weapons from all over the world.  We seek individuals who will meet the challenge of a varied caseload.  We seek an individual who will be an independent examiner within a team environment.   The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to the highly regarded reputation that this laboratory has had for over 40 years.  Currently, the Laboratory has 68 personnel, which includes 9 firearms examiners.  We are in Sunny South Florida with great beaches, plenty of fishing, diving, shows, sports, cruises and many other attractions.

We have the following benefits!
  • Excellent "team" work environment!
  • Merit pay raises (~5%) with additional cost of living raises (~2-4%) annually
  • 5% salary increase for AFTE Certification in Firearms Identification
  • Annual Longevity Bonus Check (percentage of salary that increases annually) after 15 years of service and until retirement
  • Numerous choices in Health & Dental Benefits with biannual physical examinations paid by Department.
  • State of the Art Health and Fitness facilities available to all employees, free of charge
  • Florida Retirement System (vested after 6 years) and lobbying for 25 year retirement @ 75% of salary with 5 years of DROP.
  • Public out-of-state or federal employment may be eligible towards the Florida Retirement System (up to five years may be purchased).
  • Deferred Compensation investment program available (pretax investment)
  • Paid lunch (8 hour workdays).
  • 96 hours of paid sick leave per year.
  • First 48 hours of sick leave that is not used can be converted to annual vacation days.
  • Eligible employees will be paid for 100% of unused sick leave at date of retirement
  • Two (2) weeks of paid vacation with the additional week if sick leave converted
  • Longevity vacation days accrue after 5 years and can total up to two (2) additional weeks of annual leave
  • 13 paid holidays (includes birthday and a floating holiday)
  • Premium Pay
  • Educational benefits (tuition refund program) for furthering education.  County pays 50% of tuition of approved curriculum.
  • Attendance at AFTE, SHOT Show, IAI, and FDIAI encouraged and supported by Department
  • Other outside training encouraged and supported by Department
  • The laboratory has been ASCLD/LAB accredited since 1989 and the Department has been CALEA accredited since 1993
  • No state income tax

Contact information:     
Thomas Fadul, Supervisor
MDPD Crime Laboratory                                   
9105 NW 25 St                                                   
Miami, Fl 33172                                                 
Forensic Identification Section                           
305-471-3333        fax, 305-471-3479      


Miguel Palmer,Criminalist     
QA Manager
9105 NW 25 St
Miami, Fl 33172
305-471-3015;   (F) 305-471-2052
« Last Edit: March 14, 2007, 12:30:36 PM by Scott Doyle »

Offline Scott Doyle

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Re: Job Announcement- Miami, FL
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 12:27:11 PM »
The closing date for applying for this position has changed to April 6th, 2007.


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