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Author Topic: Job Posting West Virginia State Police  (Read 11817 times)

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Offline Rusty Reed

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Job Posting West Virginia State Police
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:27:48 PM »
Position:   Firearm and Toolmark Examiner

Location:   South Charleston, West Virginia
The West Virginia State Policeís Forensic laboratory, a full service ASCLD accredited crime laboratory, has an immediate opening for an experienced firearm/toolmark examiner. The laboratory in South Charleston is the only location in the State and serves all 55 counties and a population of approximately 1.8 million people. The Firearm/Toolmark Section is a modern facility with Leica DMC comparison microscopes, Fisher-Hamilton laboratory furniture, and 30-yard indoor range.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must meet the requirements for a firearm and toolmark examiner as stipulated in ASCLD/LAB Section 2.6. Applicants must be able to provide training records and perform casework independently.  Training and experience with the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN), and membership in AFTE is desirable.

Educational Requirements:
Have a bachelorís degree in a natural science such as chemistry, physics, biology or a related science from an accredited college or university.

To perform microscopic comparisons of evidence fired bullets and cartridge cases with test fires from submitted firearms.  Applicants must be able to examine cases involving distance determination, serial number restoration, firearm function check, toolmark comparison examinations and other related examinations. Must be able to testify as an expert witness in the field of forensic firearm and toolmark examination. This position requires teaching a two-hour block of instruction on Forensic Firearm/Toolmark examination at the WV State Police Academy to cadets and basic recruits approximately 4 times a year.
Training in the field of shooting scene reconstruction is desirable.

$30,036 to $53,952 per year; vacation and sick leave accrued monthly; 12 paid holidays; health insurance; retirement; increment pay begins after 3 complete years service; longevity pay begins after 5 years service.

- Equal Opportunity Employer -

Questions? :
Contact: Lieutenant Rusty Reed, Firearm/Toolmark Section Head, 304.746.2168

Applications can be downloaded at or call the personnel section at 304.746.2117

West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309

Applications must be received by August 31, 2007


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