One Agency. One Misson: Public Safety.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a talented person to join our team as a Firearms/Toolmarks Technician. Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all sheriff's office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of over 400 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities to include support services, patrol, jail, fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties. If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.
Specifically, a Firearms/Toolmarks Technician:
- Responsible for the recognition, identification, documentation, and scientific collection of all physical evidence pertinent to the investigation of a criminal act.
- Applies general theories of firearms analysis as it relates to modern laboratory techniques, practices and procedures used in a forensic laboratory.
- Assures compliance with laboratory safety procedures. Emphasize compliance of with handling hazardous materials and evidence preservation supporting the chemistry unit.
- Communicates verbally and in writing scientific thoughts in a concise and understandable manner to audiences from a variety of backgrounds.
- Operates laboratory equipment and other related chemicals and equipment.
- Collects trace evidence.
- Prepares sketches and diagrams to include dimensions of the scene and to establish location of evidence and relationships of all relevant data.
- Prepares detailed reports and documentation for investigative use and court proceedings.
- Prepares, processes and maintains a variety of written reports and records pertaining to lab processes and activities.
- Advises law enforcement personnel at crime scenes to ensure continuity and preservation of evidence.
Click here to view the complete job description and full salary range for a Firearm/Tool Mark Technician.
Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.
An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
- #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
- #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
- #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
- Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017
- Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with study in forensics or other hard science. Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science or other hard science preferred.
- One (1) year experience performing crime scene and/or laboratory duties associated with the processing of firearms or tool mark evidence in a law enforcement agency.
- Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Driver’s License.
Other Information to Note:
- Must be 21 years of age by date of hire
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
- Cannot have a felony conviction
- No convictions involving domestic violence
- No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
- No use of marijuana in any form within the past two years
- Pass integrity questionnaire