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Author Topic: Criminalist Position (Firearms Examiner Trainee) - Houston PD  (Read 10597 times)

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Criminalist Position (Firearms Examiner Trainee) - Houston PD
« on: October 23, 2008, 03:34:53 PM »
The Firearms Section of the Houston PD Crime Laboratory has two vacant Firearms Examiner trainee positions.  Experience is preferred, but not required.  The job posting is as follows:

Job Title: CRIMINALIST (FIREARMS EXAMINERS) 
Salary: $1,186.00 - $2,421.00 biweekly
$30,836.00 - $62,946.00 annually
 
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 1200 Travis, Texas 
 
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Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions
 
PN# 05458



HOUSTON POLICE
CRIME LABORATORY
N/A
1200 TRAVIS
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.*
*Subject to change



DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Receives, preserves, stores, secures and transfers items of evidence submitted to the Crime Laboratory. Maintains chain of custody of evidence. Performs routine to moderately complex analysis of firearms and physical evidence that may include hazardous biological and chemical substances. Interprets the data, writes reports on the results and may testify as an expert in a court of law. Performs routine to moderately complex analysis of evidence such as, firearms. Maintains reports pertaining to the chain of custody, location and final disposition of evidence. Prepares accurate and precise notes and technical reports. Maintains records, files and supply levels. Performs basic maintenance, calibration and quality control on scientific instruments. Provides technical assistance to police officers, District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement personnel. Collects evidence from crime scenes. May testify as an expert witness regarding the scientific conclusions obtained from analysis. Keeps abreast of new developments in Forensic Science.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces.
 
 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline. Bachelor’s degree in physical science or a closely related field. Transcripts are required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
None

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None.
 
 PREFERENCES: 
PREFERENCES
None.
 
 GENERAL INFORMATION: 
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
None.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes X No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Pay Grade 20



APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

For application status inquiries or special accommodations, please call (713) 308-9000. Our TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) phone number is (713) 837-9471.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

An equal opportunity employer

Please contact Darrell Stein at darrell.stein@cityofhouston.net if you have any questions.

Click the following link to apply:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=140077&hit_count=Yes&headerfooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3Ecriminalist%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

 

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