Firearms Examiner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512788-592679
    • Job Location: Houston, TX
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 26, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


The primary job duties of the Firearms Examiner are to examine and interpret firearms evidence associated with alleged criminal acts. Specific duties of the Firearms Examiner may include, but not be limited to performing the following duties with little or no direct supervision:

  • Examination and test firing of firearms
  • Comparisons of fired bullets and cartridge cases
  • Restoration of obliterated serial numbers on firearms
  • Entering specimens into IBIS and review correlations
  • Acting as a second/reviewing examiner on cases completed by other examiners
  • Conducting administrative and technical reviews of case records
  • Testifying in courts of law regarding analyses performed
  • May be responsible for supervision of others

Experience and Skills:


The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or a closely related field from and accredited college or university (transcripts required).  Certification through AFTE or ABC strongly preferred.



Prior successful completion of a formal training program in an accredited laboratory is required. A minimum of one year of experience (after the training) as a firearms examiner in an accredited laboratory is preferred



  • Knowledge of firearms examination practice and procedure
  • Knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Demonstrated skills in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing work assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle conflict and uncertain situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with fellow employees, internal customers, and external customers.



Houston Forensic Science offers a competitive employee benefits package.