CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

6C06
FIREARMS EXAMINATIONS SPECIALIST


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is firearms identification work at the advanced level in the Police Department’s Firearms Identification Unit, conducting forensic examinations, analyzing and identifying firearms, ammunition and related weapons utilizing various methods and techniques. An employee in this class works on the most complex and specialized cases and serves as the lead technical trainer for lower level examiners. Work involves the use of specialized equipment and chemicals in forensic investigations and is performed under conditions which can only be partially controlled. This employee makes positive identifications and provides expert testimony describing and interpreting methods used and conclusions drawn. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical firearms superior.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 6/06.)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES


PAY RANGE: 20

Class Established:
CSC: 5/06, Ad Board: 6/06

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 6C06