City of Tampa

Forensics Identification Examiner (#761010) 028

$27.40-$38.96 Hourly / $4,749.33-$6,753.07 Monthly / $56,992.00-$81,036.80 Yearly


Introduction

This is work involving Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) and National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) research and investigation of major crimes. Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for performing assignments of more than average difficulty in providing investigative and reporting assistance to the detective division. Primary responsibility is case management and BrassTrax / Matchpoint System operations. The employee uses the IBIS or other ballistic imaging equipment to examine physical evidence associated with firearm investigations in support of the NIBIN program. The employee will safely test fire a variety of firearms and identify ammunition components, record test results and correlation reviews. Employees are trained in both acquisition and correlation and are able to determine potential links of two or more cartridge cases fired from the same weapon. Reasonable initiative and independent judgment are required in determining further information needed to complete files. Considerable tact and discretion are required as the employee comes into contact with highly confidential materials and sensitive situations.  The employee might serve as liaison between the complainant/victim, other agencies, and the officer involved in the case.  Work is reviewed through observation, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs research and investigations using BrassTrax/Matchpoint system. Conducts entries and perform image and correlation reviews on NIBIN equipment. Handle, operate and test fire a variety of firearms and ammunition following all safety procedures. Screen fired cartridges for NIBIN entry. Identifies the caliber and manufacturer of ammunition and components; submit firearms and cartridges into evidence following establish procedures. Complete bulletins on any leads made in Matchpoint and distribute accordingly. Verifies work completed by co-worker involving leads made in Matchpoint. Disseminates NIBIN Leads to any other involved agency as well as local ATF CGIC; communicate with all parties (i.e., submitting law enforcement agencies, ATF, CGICs, etc), involved in the NIBIN process. Performs administrative responsibilities; assign reports for follow-up. Firearm inspection / serial number verification; complete eTrace on all firearms. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: investigative and research techniques; oral and written communication; computers and related software application use; Some knowledge of: basic firearm functions; evidence packaging, handling, preservation and submission. Ability to: test fire firearms and recovered samples; examine unique markings present such as striations, scratches, breech marks, firing pin impressions, extractor marks and ejector marks; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; operate light automotive equipment (car, step-van); handle multiple tasks and prioritize work assignments; work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, political science, or related field and one (1) year of experience in law enforcement or latent investigations; or graduation from an accredited high school and three (3) years of experience in law enforcement or latent investigations. Previous experience with firearms is desired.

Licenses or Certifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, political science, or related field and one (1) year of experience in law enforcement or latent investigations; or graduation from an accredited high school and three (3) years of experience in law enforcement or latent investigations. Previous experience with firearms is desired.

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 761010; EST: 4/17/2022; REV: 7/13/2022;