Salary: $50,139 - $83,860
Location: Norfolk, VA
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as a Firearms & Toolmarks examiner in the Eastern Regional Laboratory, located in Norfolk, Virginia. The Forensic Scientist is responsible to examine, compare and evaluate a wide variety of items such as various firearms, unfired ammunition, fired components, clothing, tools and objects bearing toolmarks. Testify in courts of law as experts on examinations performed. Work with examiners, officials and law enforcement personnel during analytical examinations to support criminal investigations. Job requires some travel.
Required qualifications: Bachelorís degree; experience as a qualified Forensic Scientist conducting examinations on firearm & toolmark evidence; experience testifying in court as an expert in the field; successful completion of a documented training program and/or demonstration of competency; ability to work independently, set priorities and work efficiently, keep accurate records, accurately analyze, interpret data and develop conclusions; ability to precisely explain and defend scientific results both verbally and in writing; knowledge of laboratory safety and QA/QC procedures; valid driverís license and/or other means of reliable transportation. Applicants should be prepared for oral and/or practical examinations during the interview.
Preferred qualifications: Experience using the NIBIN network; membership in and/or certification by AFTE; experience working in an accredited forensic science laboratory; and familiarity with ASCLD/LAB accreditation criteria.
If a fully qualified Forensic Scientist candidate cannot be found, the position will be filled as a Forensic Scientist Trainee at a salary of $43,600. The Trainee must meet the educational requirement for this position.
SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST PROVIDE A DNA SAMPLE VIA A BUCCAL SWAB (SALIVA SAMPLE), BE FINGERPRINTED, DRUG TESTED AND PASS A BACKGROUND SECURITY CHECK
Applicants must apply electronically using the State of Virginiaís Recruitment Management System (RMS) by September 4, 2015. The RMS can be accessed using the link: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com
. Contact Julie Smith at (804)588-4053 for assistance.
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