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AFTE 2015 / Re: AFTE 2015 - Current Workshop Availability
« Last post by April Kendrick on Yesterday at 05:47:09 PM »
Let's fill up these workshops! 
I have one opening in the "full" STI/Jesse James tour to Austin on Wednesday, May 27 and there's no one on the wait list.  First to email me at afte2015.reg@gmail.com and request the class gets in!
 
Here's an update to workshop availability:
Almost full:
  • Springfield Armory Armorer's Course - 4 spaces left
  • Serial number restoration - 4 spaces left
  • Doublecasting - 8 spaces left
  • The Silencer in Court for the Expert Witness - 9 spaces left
  • Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist - 7 spaces left
  • Body Farm tour to TSU - 7 spaces left
Full:
  • Projectile deflection - morning and afternoon
  • Ring of Fire
  • S&W M&P Armorer
  • Oswald/Tippit Tour - both tours
  • STI/Jesse James tour
  • Ruger Armorer
  • Glock Armorer
  • Machinegun and Machinegun conversions
  • Hi-Point Familiarization
  • Shilen/Bond Arms Tour
  • Body Farm tour to SHSU
Other classes not mentioned above have plenty of spaces open!
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AFTE 2015 / Overflow Hotel Deadline Approaching!
« Last post by Laura Fleming on May 04, 2015, 02:03:52 PM »

If you still need accommodations for the upcoming seminar - there is still time to book a room at the overflow hotel!

The Adolphus Hotel
1321 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Deluxe Rate: $125.00/night
Executive Suite Rate: $155.00/night

Dedicated Group Reservation Numbers:
Toll Free: 800-221-9083
Local: 214-651-3550
Reservations Must Be Made By May 7, 2015
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New Opportunities: Casework Analyst & Quality Assurance Specialist


Clearance: CURRENT Top Secret


Location: Quantico, VA


Immediate fill opportunity; full descriptions attached.


Ideal Innovations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Ideal Innovations, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Ideal Innovations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.







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MONTGOMERY COUNTY JOB POSTING NOTICE
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THIS POSTING WITHOUT NOTICE.
DEPARTMENT:
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
JOB GRADE:
13
JOB TITLE:
Firearms Examiner
BI-WEEKLY SALARY:
$2,373.08
LOCATION:
#1 Criminal Justice Dr. Conroe, TX
CIVIL SERVICE:
Yes
SHIFT HOURS:
Monday – Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Must be available for after duty/call out hours and/or shift assignment
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS:
Montgomery County
Human Resources Department
ADDRESS:
501 N. Thompson, Ste. 400 Conroe, TX 77301
PHONE:
(936) 539 – 7886
FAX:
(936) 788-8396
E-MAIL:
jobs@mctx.org
WEBSITE:
www.mctx.org

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm (Friday: Closed from 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
- To be considered for this position a completed Montgomery County Application and resume are required.
- The submission of your application to Montgomery County does not guarantee an interview.
- Montgomery County Recruiting will contact you directly if they are interested in setting you up for an interview.
Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:
• Bachelor of Science degree + 2 years experience in a Firearms Lab OR
High School Diploma/equivalent + 5 years experience in a Firearms Lab
• Must be court qualified to testify as expert witness related to examination results
• Completion of training program equivalent to the Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiner’s Training program or National Firearms Examiner’s Academy preferred
• Must be able to read and comprehend technical manuals, troubleshooting guides and manufacturer’s specifications
• Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring monitoring of multiple conditions and making multiple, complex and rapid adjustments
• Must hold a valid Texas driver’s license
• Must have a good motor vehicle driving record
• Must pass a criminal background screening, including possible polygraph testing
• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Must be physically able to climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift, and squat for extended periods of time
• Must be able to lift items up to 50lbs. for distances of up to 10 feet
• May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and moderate to loud noise levels
• Must be able to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing skilled movements
Primary Job Duties:
• Responsible for writing and implementing policy for the Firearms and Tool Mark Laboratory
• Forensic examination and comparison of firearms and firearms related evidence
• Serial number restoration
• Distance determination recommended
• Preparation of detailed technical reports outlining the results of examinations along with appropriate supporting documentation
• Provide clear and concise courtroom testimony as an expert witness related to examination procedures and results
• Must remain abreast of advances in examination techniques and changes within the firearms industry
• Respond to crime scenes to provide technical assistance as directed by a Crime Lab Supervisor
• Provide support to other agencies entering specimens into the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network (NIBIN) system
• Must maintain proficiency through periodic training and proficiency testing as required
• Ability to properly enter and image specimens into the NIBIN system
• Ability to review and evaluate correlation results in the NIBIN system
• Any other additional duties as directed by a Crime Lab Supervisor
After receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicant must pass a drug screen (1/2 cost = $20.00, responsibility of applicant) and may need a physical agility test (1/2 cost = $22.50, responsibility of applicant) before becoming an employee of Montgomery County.
Position No:
5601-5007-1
Requisition No:
2212
Date Posted:
4/21/2015 (Revised)
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
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Training Seminars / Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making Workshop
« Last post by Darrell Stein on April 27, 2015, 10:36:34 AM »
Please see the attached flyer for an upcoming workshop on cognitive factors in forensic decision making to be held at the Houston Forensic Science Center.
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AFTE 2015 / AFTE 2015 Poster Session Abstracts
« Last post by Jay Stuart on April 23, 2015, 10:25:41 AM »
** Due to technical difficulties, poster abstracts will need to be sent as a Word document to the following email address:

afte2015.poster@gmail.com

The document needs to contain the following information:

 
  • Abstract Title
  • Submitted By
  • Department
  • Street
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Country
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Outline of Objectives
  • Brief Methodology
  • Summary of Results
  • General Conclusions
  • Brief Biography of Author
  • Time Needed
  • Comments - Please indicate if you will be in need of a table-top display area, an easel, or if you will not be in need of either.
  If you have already sent an abstract, please contact Deion Christophe (afte2015.poster@gmail.com) to make sure that it was received.
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Headstamp Submissions / Re: New Headstamps (part 2)
« Last post by Eric Warren on April 21, 2015, 01:31:31 PM »
Here is a stock image of the box that goes with our previously submitted "Wilson 45 ACP" headstamp in the gallery:
25624-0
Here are two more Wilson Combat headstamps:

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AFTE 2015 / AFTE 2015 Technical Session Abstracts
« Last post by Jay Stuart on April 20, 2015, 01:58:35 PM »
 ** Due to technical difficulties, abstracts will need to be sent as a Word document to the following email address:
 
afte2015.technical@gmail.com

The document needs to contain the following information:

  • Abstract Title
  • Submitted By
  • Department
  • Street
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Country
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Outline of Objectives
  • Brief Methodology
  • Summary of Results
  • General Conclusions
  • Brief Biography of Author
  • Time Needed
  • Comments
If you have already sent an abstract, please contact Charles Clow (afte2015.technical@gmail.com) to make sure that it was received.
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AFTE 2015 / AFTE 2015 Room Cancellations
« Last post by Laura Fleming on April 17, 2015, 10:19:38 AM »
If you anticipate needing to cancel your current room reservation at The Fairmont Hotel, please let me know before you cancel.....and before MAY 3.
I want to ensure canceled rooms are returned to the AFTE room block and NOT the hotel general inventory.


Thank you in advance.


Laura - AFTE2015.social@gmail.com
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Firearm & Toolmark Examiner Opening - Ventura County Sheriff's Office, CA
 
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is seeking a forensic scientist with experience in firearm and toolmark analysis.  There is ONE opening for a Forensic Scientist II or Forensic Scientist III.
 
Under general supervision, the Forensic Scientist II performs more complex and difficult firearm and toolmark case work; prepares documentation and written reports; presents findings in criminal court; and performs related duties as assigned.
 
Under direction, the Forensic Scientist III performs and provides lead supervision over the more difficult and complex firearm and toolmark cases; presents findings in criminal court, prepares documentation and written reports; and performs related duties as assigned.
 
Work is performed at the Ventura County Sheriff's Forensic Sciences Laboratory or at the site of various criminal activity.  Duties may require incumbents to attend crime scenes after normal working hours and work in hazardous conditions.
 
Distinguising Characteristics:
The Forensic Scientist II classification is the journeyman-level classification in the Forensic Scientist series. The Forensic Scientist II classification is characterized by its thorough knowledge of firearm and toolmark analysis; trains other Forensic Scientists in specialized knowledge and work methods.
 
The Forensic Scientist III classification is the advanced journeyman-level classification in the Forensic Scientist series. It differs from the Forensic Scientist II in that this classification provides lead supervision on more complex, difficult, and highly visible firearm and toolmark cases. It differs from the Supervising Forensic Scientist in that the latter classification has full supervisory responsibility over a section of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory.
 
Payroll Title and Approximate Salary:
Forensic Scientist II: $31.53 - $44.19 per hour
Forensic Scientist III: $34.16 - $47.92 per hour
 
Please see attachment for further information.
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