Forensic Firearms Examiner III

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Forensic Firearms Examiner III
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: 01/31/22 05:00PM
Salary: $43,959 – $60,231 annually
Agency/Dept.: Public Safety Crime Lab

Description of Duties

This is an entry-level technical position in the Department of Public Safety, County Crime Laboratory, responsible for identifying and analyzing various types of firearms and ammunition.  The employee, after extensive training, determines the type and operability of weapons, and projectile velocity, and compares striations and marks on bullets, casings and other evidence with known exemplars.  Work involves use and routine maintenance of sophisticated laboratory equipment.  The employee issues reports of findings and testifies in legal proceedings as needed.  Work is reviewed and/or supervised by Firearms Examiners I and/or II.  This position is distinguished from Forensic Firearms Examiner II as it is entry-level, and requires training on the job.  Once trained, the employee performs the more routine duties independently.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of, a Firearms Examiner I or other higher-level staff member.  Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this class.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

EITHER:

(A)  Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics; OR,

(B)  Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which must have included at least twelve (12) semester credit hours or its equivalent in one of the natural sciences, forensic sciences, or engineering sciences, with one (1) year of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory which must have included the examination of firearms; OR,

(C)  Satisfactory completion of one (1) year as a Forensic Trainee with Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics specialty; OR,

(D)  An equivalent combination of education and experience that is defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

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