Applying To: Firearms Examiner

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Salary

  • Minimum: $45,500.00
  • Maximum: $58,604.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for conducting forensic examination of firearms to determine if they have been modified from manufacturer’s specifications and securing test shots for comparative purposes. Duties include identifying correct make, type, caliber, and serial number of firearm; examining firearms to see if they function, are defective, or have been modified in any way; creating test shots to determine if the firearm was used in a specific crime; conducting serial number restorations on defaced firearms, restoring defaced or altered serial numbers; and conducting training as required.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Firearms Examiner

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field; OR four years of experience evaluating, analyzing, investigating, or handling firearms. OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present it upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working in a certified laboratory; law enforcement experience; AFTE (The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners) certification.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "Drug Screen" as part of the Medical examination. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests as a condition of their employment.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3551
June 24, 2022
2551-13G

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