Forensic Scientist – Firearms

Key Forensic Services

Company Description
KFS are one of the leading forensic providers in the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality service and building strong working relationships with our customer base. Our team of forensic scientists are experienced in the interpretation and reporting of a wide range of evidence types in support of criminal investigations.

Position
Role Summary
Examiner of firearms and related items for forensic purposes including identification, classification and testing. Potential development of role to court-presenting and shooting incident work.

Duties & Responsibilities
Make contemporaneous examination notes, photographs and diagrams as appropriate; create and keep accurate records of all work undertaken.
Work alone or as part of a team to strict standard operating procedures (in accordance with international standards, including ISO17025).
Handle firearms and related items in a safe manner.
Act as safety observer during test-firing of firearms.
Operate, test-fire or dismantle firearms and related items.
Conduct equipment performance tests
Maintain records for stock and reference materials
Participate in off-site examinations or crime scenes with experienced scientists, as required.
Attend court to give factual evidence if required.
Requirements
Skills & Competencies
Good verbal and written communication skills
Well-developed interpersonal skills
Practical ability
Organised, logical and methodical approach
Customer focussed
Personal Attributes
Highly motivated and interested individual, who approaches work with a positive attitude.
Ability to take on a high level of responsibility.
Ability to work on own initiative within a documented framework of instruction.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Ability to work to deadlines.
Ability to produce all work to the highest standard.
Team player, showing support and consideration for others.
Careful, trustworthy and resilient.
Qualifications
Scientific Degree or equivalent.

Experience
Experience and training within another forensic discipline is an advantage.

Other information
Terms & Conditions
Hours – 37 per week
Location – Warrington
Salary – £16,800 per annum, rising to £19,000 following completion of 6 month probationary period
Holidays – 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays
Pension – Contributory
Closing Date: 12th February 2021

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