Forensic Scientist IV-Firearms Identification – Laboratory Division, Fort Wayne Regional Laboratory

Indiana State Police Laboratory, Fort Wayne, IN, US

Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative and support functions as necessary to maintain analytical service.
  • Acquire and maintain analytical proficiency in forensic firearms and tool mark analysis.
  • Satisfactory progress in an ISP recognized forensic firearms and tool mark training/testing program and competency testing.
  • Upon completion of relevant training, conduct forensic analysis of routine firearms and tool mark evidence utilizing approved Unit Test Methods.
  • Perform work under direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate communication skills and forensic science knowledge.
  • Satisfactory complete competency/proficiency testing.
  • Qualify to testify in court as an expert witness in the area of forensic firearms and tool mark analysis.
  • Assist in preventative maintenance of laboratory instruments and safety equipment.
  • Participate in continuing education and training programs in the analysis of forensic firearms and tool mark evidence.
  • Comply with Standard Operating Procedures, Rules, Regulations, and Laboratory policies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher with natural and/or forensic science courses.
  • Basic knowledge of firearms and ammunition components is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of theory and practical operation of various scientific instrumentation and analytical techniques is desirable.
  • Ability to perform complex scientific procedures in an unbiased manner following the Unit Test Methods.
  • Ability to comprehend, demonstrate, and explain advanced knowledge of theory and practical operation of various scientific instruments and analytical techniques.
  • Ability to effectively operate various computer systems and software.
  • Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to adhere to established laboratory safety practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to testify as an expert witness in an objective, unbiased, and professional manner.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors as evidenced by medical certification.
  • A Department toxicology screening will be required.
  • The successful candidate will required to sign a three (3) year employment agreement.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors as evidenced by medical certification.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel by aircraft and other vehicles, and may be required.
  • Ability to attend training at alternate locations for extended periods of time.

Compensation

  • $46,800.00 - $59,592.00 Annually
  • A retirement program is available through Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS).
  • Life Insurance coverage is available through American United Life at nominal rates.
  • Group Hospitalization with medical insurance is available to those who desire this type of protection, with a portion of the premium paid by the State of Indiana.
  • Employees receive 12 work days annual vacation leave with pay. Additional days are granted after 5, 10, and 20 years of service to a maximum of 25 days annually.

How to apply

To submit an application, please follow the steps below:

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  2. Next, select the specific job vacancy title (blue font).
  3. Next, view the job vacancy announcement and select the “APPLY” button on the top right side of the screen.

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For assistance, please contact Brandon Lowe, blowe@isp.in.gov or (317) 232-8238, or any Employment Services Section team member.

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