criminalist 2 resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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I am an experienced Firearm and Toolmark Examiner within the Miami-Dade Crime Laboratory, looking to use my leadership and collaboration skills to better serve the Forensic Identification Section and Forensic Services Bureau. I have managed projects and employee training within the lab and hope for the opportunity to lead the section where I have built the career that I love.

  • Coordinating and supervising the training of other employees
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Managing projects
  • Task planning and organization
  • Overall leadership
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of StarLIMS
Criminalist 2, 01/2009 - Current
Miami-Dade County City, STATE,
  • Examined firearm and toolmark, footwear, and tire track related evidence. Completed hundreds of cases and testified in over 30 criminal trials.
  • Served as the Forensic Identification Section's primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the implementation of StarLIMS, the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). This is a long-term project that I have been actively involved in for over two years. It has involved collaboration with Abbott, the Quality Assurance Manager, and section leaders to customize the system to effectively manage the evidence chain of custody and analyses.
  • Trained Forensic Identification Section personnel in the use of StarLIMS.
  • Supervised casework and co-signed reports with junior examiners.
  • Currently serving as the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) 2021 Training Seminar Host Committee chairperson.
  • Served as the primary analyst for Police Involved Shooting cases for three years.
  • Served as Primary Trainer for three Criminalists.
  • Served as the chairperson of the Registration and Finance sub-committee for the AFTE 2009 Training Seminar.
  • Trained other employees in the use of the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Reviewed laboratory reports.
Criminalist 1, 05/2006 - 01/2009
Miami-Dade County City, STATE,
  • Completed a two year, structured training program that consisted of study, observation, experimentation, and supervised casework in the forensic disciplines of firearm and toolmark identification, footwear examination, and tire track examination.
  • Examined firearm and toolmark, footwear and tire track related evidence. Completed dozens of cases involving these examinations and entry into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) computer database.
  • Became court qualified in the field of firearms identification.
  • Served as one of the section liaisons for the implentation of the Electronic Data Management System (EDMS), and developed Standard Operating Procedures for the new system.
  • Trained section personnel in the use of EDMS.
  • Served as Registration staff at the 2006 Florida Division of the International Association for Identification (FDIAI) conference.
Fingerprint Analyst 1, 12/2004 - 05/2006
Miami-Dade County City, STATE,
  • Used the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to process fingerprints submitted electronically from jail bookings, to determine if a criminal record exists.
  • Issued identity letters to identify persons with the same name and/or date of birth as those with criminal records.
  • Worked with the Medical Examiner Department and Jackson Memorial Hospital to identify unknown persons.
  • Served as Registration staff at the 2005 Florida Division of the International Association for Identification (FDIAI) conference.
  • Assisted in teaching a 40 hour Tenprint Identification course at the Metropolitan Police Institute.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Forensic Science, Expected in 12/2003
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Status -

Minor in Chemistry


Firearms Evidence Examination and Identification


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