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FIREARMS EXAMINER I, II or III
Date Published: 03/06/2019
Open Competitive Examination #: NonePromotional Examination #: None
Application Deadline: 03/28/2019Application Filing Fee (Non-Refundable): $0.00
 

The Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences Forensic Laboratories is currently accepting
applications for the position of:

Firearms Examiner I, II or III

Location: Center for Forensic Sciences Ė Forensic Laboratories

Salary: $57,738-$75,420 DOE

Hours of work: Days, M-F


Firearms Examiner I, II, or III
The Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time Firearms Examiner I, II, or III position. The level to which the position will be filled will be dependent on the qualifications of the individual hired. The Center for Forensic Sciences is a full-service ASCLD/LAB-International accredited forensic laboratory outfitted with state of the art equipment and technology. The Forensic Laboratories provide high quality scientific laboratory services in support of the administration of justice and public safety programs for the citizens of Onondaga and surrounding counties. Onondaga County is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region in upstate NY. The laboratory is located in city of Syracuse, within a five-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal.

Job Duties:
The work involves responsibility for processing items of physical evidence for the purpose of firearms, ammunition, and tool mark identification and analysis using various physical and chemical methods; conducting analysis utilizing 3D imaging stations such as the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network; preparation and presentations of findings in written reports, serving as an expert witness in court, performing technical review of casework and performing quality control and quality assurance related tasks. Full job specifications are available here: Firearms Examiner I, Firearms Examiner II, and Firearms Examiner III. All work is performed in accordance with Federal and State accreditation requirements and departmental procedure manuals and guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelorís Degree or higher in a natural science, forensic science, criminalistics or a closely related field; and one of the following:

- At least 100 hours of forensic science internship experience in a crime laboratory for the Firearms Examiner I position; or
- Six (6) months of work experience in a technical position in a Forensic Laboratory within the last five (5) years for the Firearms Examiner I position; or
- Two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, as a forensic examiner in the discipline of Firearms for the Firearms Examiner II position; or
- Five (5) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, as a forensic examiner in the discipline of Firearms for the Firearms Examiner III position

NOTE: Education may be substituted for experience as follows: A Masterís Degree in a natural science, forensic science, criminalistics or a closely related field can be substituted for one (1) year of the required work experience for the FAE III position.

Candidates considered for appointment will be required to undergo a State and national criminal history background investigation which will include a fingerprint check to determine suitability for appointment. Failure to meet the standards for the background investigation may result in disqualification.


Apply at: Indeed - Firearms Examiner An unofficial college transcript must accompany all resumes.


"Onondaga County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer"