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Author Topic: Firearm Examiner- Charlotte, NC  (Read 12081 times)

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Firearm Examiner- Charlotte, NC
« on: June 19, 2008, 01:47:21 PM »
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Crime Laboratory
Charlotte, North Carolina

Posting- Firearm & Tool Mark Examiner Criminalist II Full Time Position- Job Class #3141: (City provides medical, dental, eye care, life insurance, FICA, retirement and City contribution 401K)[/u] (Accepting Resumes-CV’s through- 8/30/2008)

This is an advanced technical professional level position within the Crime Laboratory in the specialized field for Firearm & Tool Mark Identification.

  • Able to conduct examinations and comparisons of firearms, firearms related evidence, tool marks, shoe prints and tire track, fired ammunition residues and distance determination, shooting / trajectory reconstruction, and physical fit comparison
  • Able to operate laboratory equipment in conducting tests using balances, measuring devises and mastery of the comparison and stereo microscopes
  • Able to complete the report process of the analysis and communicate these results to law enforcement officers, prosecutors and officers of state and federal courts
  • Able to maintain safety conditions within the laboratory using procedures in accordance with the ASCLD-LAB accreditation standards and criteria
  • Able to train others within or outside of the department in this particular discipline to Detectives, Crime Scene Search, District Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s office
  • Ability to provide expert testimony to forensic findings in the field of Firearm & Tool Mark Identification
  • Ability to perform technical and administrative reviews on the analysis and reports from others in this discipline


  • Advanced knowledge and experience in laboratory techniques used in evidence analysis in the Firearm & Tool Mark Identification field, Range Determination and the analysis of Firearm Residues, Serial Number Restoration along with Footwear and Tire Track Identification
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in chemistry, biology, physics, or forensic science


  • Advanced knowledge in the field of Firearm and Tool Mark Identification including excellent instrument and computer operational skills
  • Advanced knowledge in methods used in collecting, and preservation of physical evidence and preservation of such for court
  • Advanced knowledge in photographic techniques in the documentation of identifications and recording physical evidence
  • Advanced knowledge in the operation of the Integrated Ballistics Identification System to including past operator experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills dealing with advance technical issues and concepts
  • Advanced experience in providing testimony in the field of Firearm & Tool Mark Identification


Negotiable $56,000 to $59,000 

William S. McBrayer
Chief Criminalist
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department Crime Laboratory
601 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone (704)-353-1068
Fax (704)-353-0088
     Roger C. Thompson
Crime Laboratory Director
Phone (704)-353-1100



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