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Author Topic: Senior Forensic Chemist/Firearm Examiner  (Read 9152 times)

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Offline pmcinnis

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Senior Forensic Chemist/Firearm Examiner
« on: April 07, 2008, 12:50:49 PM »
The Pasadena (TX)Police Department Regional Crime Lab is taking applications for a Fiream Examiner.

Senior Forensic Chemist, Police Department.

Summary: Laboratory, crime scene (including illicit drug labs), and field work, involving investigations, and collection, examination, documentation, and preservation of physical evidence. 

Duties: Examines, test-fires and identifies firearms; examines cartridges, bullets, casings, and similar evidence in criminal investigations; testifies in court concerning the results of examinations; provides expert testimony on general firearms capability and examination methodology.  Enters and correlates IBIS entries.  Develops and implements new methods of analysis. Performs chemical and physical examination and analysis of evidence by employing forensic, chemical, biological and serological techniques, both quantitative and qualitative, associated with drug analysis, trace evidence, toxicology, and firearms. Interprets analytical and instrumental test results and prepares detailed reports of analysis. Qualifies as an expert and accordingly testifies as a witness in federal and state courts regarding analyses, methods and procedures followed. Maintains laboratory instruments Maintains records and documents. Trains police personnel in evidence collection and preservation.  Leads and trains new or less experienced forensic chemists or other laboratory personnel in analysis and crime scene investigation.

Must be proficient in the operation of analytical balances, polarized light microscopes, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers, and/or Fourier transform infrared instruments   Instructs and advises federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on collection and preservation of physical evidence. Assists laboratory director with administrative duties as required.  Participates in other activities related to the management of a crime lab or computer forensics unit. and may be placed as a coordinator of activities to meet unit goals and objectives. Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications:  Bachelorís degree, from accredited four-year college or university, in forensic science, chemistry, biology, or physics.  Seven years forensic experience required.  Must possess a valid Texas driver license. 

Please contact:

Pam McInnis


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