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Job Announcement- Lincoln, Nebraska
« on: July 28, 2007, 11:25:58 AM »

Forensic Lab Supervisory – Firearms and Tool Marks (#64-17203)
Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory, Lincoln, Nebraska


Analyze evidence in criminal cases relevant to firearms, tool marks, shoe prints and tire tread examinations.  This includes comparison of fired bullets/casings to suspect weapons, using the FBI General Rifling Characteristics File, determining caliber and type of bullet, firearms function testing, restoring obliterated serial numbers, gunshot residue/pattern testing on clothing, IBIS/NIBIN use, shoeprint comparisons, tire tread comparisons and fracture matching. Compose objective reports and provide clear court testimony regarding examination results. Read literature and attend relevant training. Supervise a NIBIN Technician and a Forensic Scientist Firearms/Tool Marks Examiner. Provide training when needed. Be responsible for the general organization, standard operating procedures and quality assurance requirements relevant to the Firearms/Tool Marks Section of the Laboratory.

Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice or a related area with science courses.  Court qualified forensic firearms/tool marks examiner with at least two years of apprenticeship training under a qualified examiner.  Member of the Association of Firearms and Tool Marks Examiners (AFTE).  Knowledge of computers for basic scientific and routine business purposes; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience with firearms/tool marks examination equipment and tools such as comparison microscopes, digital photography, GRC database, IBIS/NIBIN, chronographs, measuring devices, etc
Two years experience as a qualified firearms and tool marks examiner doing independent case work and testifying in court; two years experience as a qualified examiner performing footwear and tire tread examinations and testifying in court; experience working in an ASCLD/LAB or ISO accredited laboratory, participating in proficiency testing and technical casework review; experience supervising others, speaking to groups and training an apprentice examiner.       

For inquiries about the position call Pam Zilly at the NSP Crime Lab
(402) 471-8962.

Applicants must submit an application and supplemental questionnaire to the State of Nebraska DAS-State Personnel by August 30, 2007.  For inquiries about the application process, contact the State of Nebraska Personnel Office at (402)471-2075, or email  Online applications and supplemental questionnaire can be found at

Interview process.  Applicants other than current employees must undergo an intense background check.  Felony convictions, certain misdemeanor convictions, history of criminal activity, or maintaining associations with known criminals may result in applicants being eliminated from consideration for appointment.


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