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Author Topic: Firearm Examiner Position with the St. Paul, Minnesota BCA Lab  (Read 11829 times)

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Offline Kurt Moline

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$ 20.73-$ 30.59 hourly, $ 43,284-$ 63,872 annually
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Date Posted:   05/13/2008 
Closing Date:   05/30/2008 
Working Title:   BCA Lab/Firearms 
Hiring Agency:   Public Safety Dept 
Division/Bureau:   BCA/Lab/P073140 
Location:   1430 Maryland Avenue East 
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers 
Posting Number:   08PSAF000077 
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time 
Work Shift:   Day Shift 
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM 
Travel Required:   yes 
Job Grouping:   Environmental Sciences 
Classified Status:   Classified 
Job Description:   This position is responsible for the receipt, evaluation, and processing of evidence submitted from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. This position is responsible for the examination and comparison of fired ammunition components, proximity determinations, test firing and function testing firearms, serial number restorations, note taking, photography, report writing, chain of custody and court testimony.
The position requires knowledge in the use of a stereoscope, comparison microscope, balances, measuring instruments, the FBI General Rifling Characteristics File, and an in depth understanding of firearms.
Minimum Qualifications:   A bachelors degree in a physical science (such as Chemistry, Biology, or Physics) from an accredited college or university and at least two years experience as a Forensic Scientist performing firearms examinations in a Forensic Laboratory. The applicant must have testified in a court of law as an expert witness in the area of firearms examinations.

The successful candidate must pass a background check.
The position will occasionally require lifting and carrying heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:   Trained and court qualified as an Expert Witness in Toolmark examinations
Experience in the use of the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS).
Membership in the Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with a variety of computer software; word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
How to Apply:   You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume through the online Resume Builder at <>. You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with future job openings that meet your interests.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Department of Employee Relations (DOER), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and DOER web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-296-2616 or, in greater Minnesota, 1-800-657-3974.
Contact for More Information:   Patti Klicka, 
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 03:47:35 PM by Kurt Moline »


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