Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist 2 - Firearm & Toolmark

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio

Salary: $49,353.25 - $69,086.07 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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  • Conducts examinations and comparisons of firearms, bullets, shells, casings, tool marks and other related items;
  • Applies instrumental, physical, and/or chemical techniques in the examination of firearm and tool mark evidence;
  • Disassembles, reassembles, renders safe, and tests firearms to determine operability, safety, and accuracy;
  • Documents unique characteristics and records physical parameters using measuring projections, micrometers, etc.;
  • Performs distance determination and examination of gunshot patterns with test standards;
  • Uploads into and reviews data from NIBIN, the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network;
  • Prepares findings and issues reports based on the results of the examination.
  • Reviews/compiles case files and firearm evidence.
  • Cleans and maintains worksite and laboratory equipment;
  • Transfers and maintains evidence in storage.
  • Testifies in court as an expert witness;
  • Communicates with attorneys and law enforcement personnel;
  • Attends meetings.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in natural/physical science and two (2) years of laboratory experience performing firearms and toolmark evidence analysis; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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How to apply: Please complete an on-line profile. Applications and resumes will only be accepted through the on-line process. All job offers are made with the understanding that prospective employees pass a drug test and a criminal background investigation prior to being hired.

Posted: January 5, 2017

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