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Recruitment #18-000255-0001




MSP Forensic Sciences Division

221 Milford Mill Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to coordinate and maintain the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) database system to ensure that samples are entered into the system and information concerning leads and confirmed hits is released in a timely manner. Duties also include overseeing entries and correlations, monitoring laboratory technicians working with the system, triaging cases for entry, microscopy of evidence for hit confirmation, disseminating information to law enforcement agencies and assuring quality control of the NIBIN database.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical technology, pharmaceutical science, criminal justice or related physical, natural or forensic science from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence including experience in providing testimony as an expert witness in moot or criminal court.

Notes: 1. Additional experience performing comparative analysis or scientific Evaluation of evidence to include experience in providing expert testimony may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master’s degree in criminal justice or the above physical, natural or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Possession of a Doctorate in the criminal justice or the above physical, natural or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.


Education:  If using a bachelor's degree to satisfy the educational requirement, completed coursework must include at least 24 credits in a physical, natural or forensic science to include laboratory components.


1.  NIBIN experience to include BrassTax data entry and correlation

2.  Firearms microscopy experience to include fired and unfired ammunition components

3.  Experience test firing various firearms



1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Persons appointed to this classification must possess the certification or license required by the governing body of the forensic discipline associated with the job duties for the specific position. Specific information concerning the requirements and procedures of the applicable governing body can be obtained from the personnel office of the Maryland Department of State Police, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.


1. Employees are subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, are required to provide the agency with a telephone or pager number where they can be reached.

2. 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.

3. In accordance with Section 2-204(b) (6) of the Public Safety Article, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination, 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.


The selection for this process will involve a review of each application.  Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED category.  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.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




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.