Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist 4 - Firearms and Toolmark Technical Lead

Washington State Patrol, Cheney, Seattle, or Tacoma, Washington

Salary: $5,632.00 - $7,574.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: January 21, 2018

This position may be located in one of the following locations, depending on the selected candidate: Cheney Crime Laboratory, Seattle Crime Laboratory, Tacoma Crime Laboratory

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The mission of the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division is to provide high quality forensic science services and training for Washington's criminal justice agencies that enhances public safety for the citizens of Washington.

In support of this mission, this position serves as a Technical Lead for the Firearm and Toolmarks Analysis function area, by providing technical leadership through direct involvement in validation and training, ensuring that quality measures are employment in casework. The responsibilities provide technical guidance to all members of the discipline such that competent and high quality casework can be completed in a timely fashion.

The Forensic Scientist 4 works with various levels of personnel to address technical training manuals, technical procedures in manuals, training new forensic scientists, quality assurance/quality control in the discipline, and validation of new technology and methods.


  • A Bachelor's degree in forensic science, natural science, or closely related field which includes a minimum of 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of chemistry and 5 semester or 8 quarter hours of physics.
  • Forensic work experience which includes at least two years as a Forensic Scientist 3 in the WSP, or 5 years of forensic analysis experience including testifying as an expert witness in courts of law.

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Posted: January 12, 2018

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