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Offline Jennifer Stuart

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« on: October 22, 2012, 11:13:02 AM »
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is hiring a Senior Forensic Scientist within the Firearms Unit.  Please see posting below.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Stuart at 561-688-4217 if interested.
This position is opened for two weeks from 10/22-11/2

Salary:  $4841.00-$5774.00/month

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
     Job Posting Title    IRC15674        Job Title    Senior Forensic Scientist - Firearms        Organization Name    Technical Services Division                      Job Description             Examines and classifies firearms, ammunition, fired ammunition components, tools and tool mark related evidence submitted by PBSO and local law enforcement officers; compares and identifies bullets, cartridge cases and other ammunition components, tools and tool mark related evidence using a full range of techniques; determines the make, model and serial number of firearms; testifies in federal and state courts as an expert witness; conducts experimental research into specialized areas of firearms and tool mark identification.  Performs all related duties as assigned.       Job Requirements             Bachelor's Degree, supplemented by experience in firearms examination.  Knowledge of principles, theories, practices and methodology related to firearms and tool mark evidence.  Knowledge of state laws and regulations governing firearms.  Knowledge of and experience with calibrating and operating laboratory instruments, i.e., comparison microscope, electronic and mechanical balances, measuring projector and other related firearms testing devices.  Testimony in criminal proceedings such as depositions or trials is required.  This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
PREFERENCES:  Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a Crime Laboratory.
NOTE:  Non-Sworn members may apply for any posted non-management position upon the successful completion of their probationary period. Non-sworn members may apply for any posted management position regardless of their probationary status at the time of the posted position.       Additional Details             SELECTION PROCESS:  Oral Board Interview which will constitute 100% of the final pass/fail selection weight.  All offers of employment to external applicants and internal part-time to full-time or civilian to sworn candidates are also subject to and contingent upon successful completion of the CVSA/polygraph, background investigation, pre-employment physical examination and drug screening.
Applicants with a disability who require accommodation within the application/interview process should direct a request in advance to Human Resources.
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION:  Testing, when required,  will be conducted in Human Resources at a date and time to be announced.  The date, times, and location of the interview process to be announced, in writing, by the hiring division.
FINAL RANKING:  Eligibility list will be produced in alphabetical order based on a pass/fail process with 3.0, the minimum passing score, which is equal to 60 points.

Civilian and Non Specialty Units - Eligibility list generally has a life of one year or until exhausted whichever is sooner, based on the date Human Resources certifies it is effective.  The commander may select any qualified candidate appearing on the list for the vacant position.  After filling a vacancy from the eligibility list, the commander may let the remainder of the list expire or repost any future vacant positions.
REVIEW AND APPEAL PROCESS:   An appeal of a decision, scoring error, or test results shall be made in writing to the Human Resources Division Manager or designee within seven (7) calendar days after the release of any score or decision that eliminated the candidate from the process, or affected the candidate's score.  This appeal process is the only method to appeal these matters and is available to internal PBSO applicants exclusively.       How To Apply             Please visit to register and apply for this position.
    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Veterans' Preference to be requested at time application is submitted
« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 08:21:08 AM by Jennifer Stuart »
Jennifer Stuart
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach Fl, 33406
(561) 688-4217


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