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Recruitment #19-001932-0001


Applicants MUST DOCUMENT specific experience requirements in order to be considered for this position.




Maryland State Police

Forensic Sciences Division

221 Milford Mill Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to process crime evidence and test fires for entry into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NBIN) database. Other duties include daily usage of the Laboratory Information System, assistance with inventory and other quality control measures and communication with outside agency representatives in reference to NIBIN entries and case status.


Education:   Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university including three courses in chemistry or biology.

Experience: Two years of experience as a Laboratory Assistant or Technician.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in a laboratory applying chemical or biological techniques at a rate of one year of experience for each 30 credit hours of the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of an Associate Arts degree or higher level degree in life or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university for the required education or the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Medical Laboratory or Histopathology classifications or Medical Laboratory specialty codes in the Laboratory Science field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


1.  Experience with data acquisition into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)

2.  Experience in handling and shooting firearms

3.  Experience in cleaning and maintaining a laboratory




Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

Candidates will be subject to an initial drug screening, submission of a DNA sample and a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification.  Successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list as a BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED candidate.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy.  The list will be valid for one year.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file


If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.


Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:


Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: R. Bruce Tanner


Questions or concerns regarding this recruitment may be sent to the following e-mail address:


It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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