Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner

Amentum, Fort Gillem, GA, US


Job Description Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner 

Amentum is currently seeking a Firearm and Tool Mark Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA supporting the Forensic Exploitation Directorate (FXD) Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC). 

This is an OCONUS only position. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Examine evidence and forensic materials and render all items safe. 
  • Examine evidence items for any signs indicating make, model, modifications, place of origin, manufacturer or maker, and serial numbers. 
  • Examine evidence items for unique or indicative tool marks, using magnification, etching, x-ray, and/or photographic techniques to best exploit the evidence items.
  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation. 
  • Utilizing and submitting to national databases. 
  • Perform forensic examination of tool marks on a wide variety of weapons and IED related evidence. 
  • Produce detailed notes and reports. 
  • Perform technical and administrative reviews (AR/TR) of other examiners' casework. 
  • Perform quality checks of instruments and reagents. 
  • Interact and collaborate with other group/team members and other forensic staff to ensure a high quality and accurate product.


Required Qualifications: 

  • More than four (4) years of experience in one or more of the following fields: 
  • Analysis of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components 
  • Examination and microscopic comparison of questioned bullets, and cartridge cases Examination of various types of manufacturers, class and individual characteristics of tools and tools marks on a variety of objects 
  • Conduct shooting incident reconstruction 
  • Provide training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearms safety and proper handling techniques and guidance and expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found 
  • Experience conducting examinations while maintaining chain of custody and formulating interpretation results for forensic and or intelligence exploitation 
  • Collection, preservation, and processing of evidence and event reconstruction 
  • Professional certifications such as Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE). 
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment. 
  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. 
  • Must be able to pass competency and proficiency test 
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. 
  • Able to obtain a Passport. 
  • Per current US Government / Client contract and deployment requirements, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, without exception, upon hiring. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • One (1) year of experience as the lead of a team of firearms and tool mark examiners is desired. 
  • Experience working with an OIF/OEF Laboratory, TEDAC facility, or other NGIC, DoD or ATF Lab; interagency or state/local law enforcement forensics labs preferred.


Give me a call to discuss the salary and benefits.

Matthew Johnson 
Senior Recruiter - Science & Technology – ES&T 
M: (540) 842 – 7293 E: 

How to apply

Please apply to the link provided