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Author Topic: Indian River Crime Laboratory-Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner opening  (Read 12949 times)

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Offline Mark Chapman

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Employment Opportunity

Indian River Crime Laboratory
Position:  Firearm/Tool Mark Examiner
Location:  Fort Pierce, Florida
Salary:  $55,000 – $70,000 depending on experience
Application deadline:  Open until filled

Job Summary:  Responsible for the examination of firearm and toolmark evidence related to criminal investigations.  Duties include examining firearms for operational capabilities, characterizations and comparisons of ammunition components, gunshot residue/shot pattern analysis, toolmark examinations, serial number restorations, operation of the NIBIN/IBIS computer, interpretation of laboratory analyses and results, preparation of written reports, and the ability to testify as an expert witness.  Knowledge of ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements is also essential.

General Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a natural or physical science, and three years of forensic laboratory experience as a firearm/tool mark examiner are preferred.  Applicants must be able to successfully pass a background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug screening.

Application Procedure:  Applications may be obtained on-line at or by contacting:

Saint Lucie County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources Department
4700 W. Midway Road
Fort Pierce, Florida  34981-4825
Phone:  (772) 462-3206
Fax:  (772) 462-3218
For information about the position, contact

Daniel C. Nippes             
Indian River Crime Laboratory   
2502 South 35th Street      
Fort Pierce, Florida  34981      
Phone:  (772) 462-3645


Mark Chapman
Firearm/Tool Mark Examiner
Indian River Crime Laboratory
2502 South 35th Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981
Phone: (772) 462-3644


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