Employment Opportunity

Crime Laboratory Analyst - Firearms

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, or Tampa, Florida

Salary: $50,948.00 per year

Final Filing Date: June 30, 2018


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This is professional work conducting technical and scientific examinations, gathering instrumental data and documenting results. Analysts utilize highly technical procedures and processes in the recognition, identification and collection of various types of physical evidence.


  • A bachelor's or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a ā€œCā€ or better.
  • Professional experience as a court-qualified analyst in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the firearms discipline may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court;
  • Knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence;
  • Knowledge of what constitutes physical evidence;
  • Knowledge of the scientific method of conducting research;
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment;
  • Skill in calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment;
  • Ability to conduct forensic science experiments, analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE's pay policy guidelines. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. Training may take place outside of assigned region. This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference may be given to current FDLE employees.

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Posted: February 9, 2018

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