|Date Opened||8/4/2020 1:49:00 PM|
|Salary||$71,097 - $96,367/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||8/17/2020 11:59:00 PM|
Do you have a passion for Forensic Science?
We invite you to discover this outstanding opportunity to work in our Firearms/Toolmarks Unit!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is recruiting to fill a Forensic Science Examiner 1 position located in the Firearms/Toolmarks Unit within the Division of Scientific Services in Meriden, CT. The Firearms/Toolmarks Unit receives evidence consisting of various types and calibers of firearms, firearm components, ammunition, and ammunition components. The ammunition-type evidence is examined for microscopic markings to identify the possible make and model of the firearm that the ammunition evidence may have been used in. In addition, images taken of the cartridge casings submitted to DSS are entered into the National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network system (NIBIN), a database containing high resolution images of cartridge case evidence. These digital images can be compared to other images submitted by other Laboratories or Police Departments to determine if the same firearm was used, resulting in a database “hit”.
The ideal candidate for this position must be detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines. Due to accreditation requirements concerning proper submission of evidence, strict adherence in following evidence packaging guidelines is necessary in order to protect evidence from being lost or contaminated. The Forensic Science Examiner 1 (FSE 1) also provides explanations and interpretations of results; testifies in court as an expert witness and may assist in training laboratory staff and law enforcement personnel.
This is a full time, 40 hours per week position, Monday - Friday schedule. A competitive benefits package is offered which includes healthcare coverage, wellness programs and paid time off.
Please take a moment to view our video below to see the impact a Forensic Science Examiner has on making a difference in people's lives and helping to make Connecticut a safer place to live.
Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum. The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field. Also considered in this selection process: Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records. Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.
This posting will fill the immediate vacancy listed above but may be used to fill future positions for this job class. We encourage you to apply to any jobs for which you qualify for and are of interest to you.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Felicia Emanuel at Felicia.Emanuel@ct.gov or 860-685-8200.
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services, this class is accountable for receiving, examining and conducting complex analyses of physical evidence resulting from all manners of criminal actions.
FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION SECTION: Incumbents are responsible for performing complex analysis of evidence such as latent fingerprints, electronic/digital imaging, firearms, ballistics, toolmarks, questioned documents, imprints and investigating electronic related criminal activity.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.