Firearms Examiner I

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences

Mission:

The Mission of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is to provide medical examiner and crime laboratory services of the highest quality in an unbiased manner with uncompromised integrity.

Vision:

To provide consistent, quality death investigation and laboratory analysis for the benefit of the entire community.

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To create a technological strongpoint for legal agencies to facilitate justice in criminal and civil proceedings.

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To establish an academic environment for training in the field of Forensic Science.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inventories, documents, evaluate and test fires various types of firearms; evaluates and microscopically examines fired evidence components; conducts serial number restoration of firearms; performs distance determination cases; issues report reflecting results of the examination.

  • Conduct Laboratory Examination responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Evaluation and test firing of various types of firearms.

  • Performs moderately complex and complex analysis of submitted firearms and firearms-related evidence that may include hazardous biological and chemical substances.

  • Conducts technical and administrative reviews of casework to ensure compliance with laboratory procedures and accreditation standards.

  • Provide expert testimony in the discipline of Firearms Identification.

  • Reviews NIBIN correlations; provides expert testimony; provides technical assistance to law enforcement and attorneys.

  • Trains new employees; develops and validates new test methods and instrumentation.

  • Provide technical assistance to police officers, the District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement personnel.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 
ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.
 

 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

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