City of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX

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CRIME LAB 3616 E. Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76103


APPLY ON-LINE ONLY: Plus attach a cover letter & resume.

Application Form must be complete, listing current to past Work History experience up to ten (10) years, as applicable.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The City of Fort Worth Police Department, Forensic Division, is seeking a Forensic Scientist Firearms & Toolmarks to work in the Firearms section of the Crime Laboratory.

Successful candidate will perform laboratory analysis on physical evidence, provide scientific consultation, interpret test results and form conclusions, write scientific reports and provide expert witness testimony in court.

The Crime Laboratory has been accredited by ASCLD / LAB International.

Skills / Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminalistics, forensic science, or other physical science PLUS one (1) year of practical experience working in a firearms lab required.

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Texas drivers license, plus an acceptable driving record required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Preference will be given to candidates who have:
Completed a formal documented training program as a forensic firearms & toolmarks examiner.

Membership in and/or certification by AFTE.

Qualified as an expert witness in court and have experience preparing scientific reports for law enforcement agencies.

Possess good oral and written communication skills for lay, legal, and technical audiences.

Worked in an accredited forensic science laboratory and are familiar with ASCLD/LAB International requirements.

Good knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control principles and procedures.

Experience with non-firearm toolmark examinations, footwear & tire track examinations, physical match examinations and experience with shooting scene reconstruction.

MISC. REQUIREMENTS: City of Fort Worth policy on acceptable driving record required.

Selected applicant will be required to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph and drug screen as well as a competency test prior to hire.

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