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Author Topic: Section Supervisor - Firearms & Toolmarks, Roanoke, VA  (Read 5575 times)

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Section Supervisor - Firearms & Toolmarks, Roanoke, VA
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:58:58 PM »
Firearms and Toolmarks
Position CF326
Salary: $82,678 Ė $105,520
Roanoke, VA
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is seeking a qualified applicant to supervise the Firearms and Toolmarks section in our Western Laboratory, located in Roanoke. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the section. Duties include management of the section backlog and compliance to accreditation standards, and state and agency policies and procedures. Will also independently perform comprehensive scientific analyses on a diversity of evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies; use state of the art knowledge of methodologies, techniques and instrumentation related to the analysis of firearms & tool marks, serial number restoration and other testing related to firearms & tool marks; interpret results and prepare reports of findings for use by the criminal justice system; prepare court exhibits and testify in court as an expert witness; maintain the firearms reference collection and technical reference files; communicate with medical and legal officials on testing procedures, results, and conclusions; and instruct law enforcement officials on the handling of evidence. Requires some travel.
Required Qualifications: Bachelorís degree; experience as a Forensic Scientist qualified in firearms and toolmarks examinations; successful completion of a documented training program and/or demonstration of competency in the examination of firearms and toolmarks; experience using basic laboratory equipment and analytical instrumentation, with courtroom testimony as an expert in the field; knowledge of basic theoretical principles and applications of the instrumentation and methodologies used to analyze firearms & toolmarks; ability to maintain accurate records, manage multiple tasks efficiently, establish work priorities, interpret data and develop sound conclusions from analyses; knowledge of laboratory safety and QA/QC procedures. The ability to successfully pass a background investigation; ability to communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing, and defend scientific findings in court; knowledge of criminal court procedures and rules of evidence; must be eligible to possess a valid driverís license or have other means of reliable transportation.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience using the NIBIN network; membership in and certification by AFTE; experience in forensic related teaching/training; knowledge of principles of supervision; experience with ASCLD/LAB accreditation criteria; supervisory experience, to include supervision of technical staff; experience working in an accredited forensic science laboratory.
Selected candidates must provide a DNA sample via a buccal swab (saliva sample),
be fingerprinted and pass a security background check
Applicants must apply electronically using the State of Virginiaís Recruitment Management System (RMS) by 5:00 pm, March 25, 2013. The RMS can be accessed using the link: Contact Butch Martin at (804)786-0150 for assistance.


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