Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab Technical Analyst (Firearms and Toolmarks Examination)

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: $65,515 - $106,717

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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  • Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to manage the technical operations within the Crime Lab of the Broward Sheriff's Office.
  • Position is responsible for problem solving crime lab analytical methods.
  • Position validates new analytical procedures, oversees training, quality control and safety programs within the lab.
  • As an ASCLD/LAB - International accredited laboratory under the management of the Crime Lab Director, position must adhere to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes.
  • Employees in this classification are required to manage and participate in proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) accreditation of the Crime Laboratory.
  • Employees perform specialized technical and scientific work in the application of advanced laboratory techniques in one (1) or more assigned areas of analysis.
  • Position is responsible for formal reporting and testifying to findings of such analysis.
  • Performs related work as directed.
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Tasks are performed in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment where proper provisions are in place in terms of employee security and protection.
  • Due to the nature and location of the work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with routine conditions in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment.

Detailed job description:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to include successful completion of natural/physical science based coursework; per the Scientific Working Group on Firearms and Toolmark (SWGGUN) to include General Chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree.
  • A minimum of four (4) years progressively skilled experience in firearms and tool mark examination.
  • Must maintain certification by the American Board of Criminalistics.
  • Must be certified as an ASCLD/LAB-International Technical Assessor (certification must be maintained as a condition for continued employment).
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for requirements noted. Such education, training and/or experience must be clearly documented.Such experience must be clearly stated on the application.

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Posted: December 1, 2016

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