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NFSTC seeking Communications Specialist

NFSTC Challenge Coin frontLooking for a communications position in the fascinating world of forensic science? NFSTC has an opportunity for a specialist-level professional.

The communications specialist is responsible to provide writing, editing and communications support for corporate projects, development and outreach. Participates in design, delivery, and implementation of communications projects, to include writing and editing of request for proposal/information (RFP/RFI) responses, marketing materials, annual reports, social media, press releases, journal articles, programmatic reports, scientific publications/posters and white papers.

See the full listing here.

The difference between a good career and a great one can be the benefits that come along with the job. NFSTC offers a strong benefits package to employees who qualify, including flexible work schedules, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans, paid holidays and time off, and various elective benefits.

NFSTC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (minorities/women/disabled/veterans), and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. NFSTC is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

NFSTC is proud to have been named one of Tampa Bay’s 2009, 2010 and 2011 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2011 and 2012. The organization stands with other leading companies as part of a vibrant business community.

NFSTC partners with J3Seven to provide exploitation training in Australia

Site Exploitation TrainingNFSTC and J3Seven (Australia) have teamed up to provide Australian forces with tactical site exploitation training that enhances field skills. Military operators, first responders and intelligence organizations in Australia will have a one-stop shop for the tools and skills required to conduct successful operations.

Site Exploitation (SE) training is an intensive techniques course to prepare operators for intelligence gathering opportunities at sensitive or tactical sites. Students are trained to use selected technologies and return to the field with proficiency and hands-on experience. In addition to techniques, trainees gain skill and experience implementing best practices for identifying, handling and collecting evidence. They learn to recognize the intelligence value of evidence and to perform basic forensic analysis.

A wide range of topics can be included in SE training, such as digital photography, site documentation and inventory, material collection techniques, pattern evidence, post blast investigation, biometrics collection, cell phone and computer exploitation (DOMEX and CELLEX), latent print collection and more.

J3Seven is the only company in Australia dedicated to providing Australian government organizations with Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) equipment to combat the threat of these hazards. Both companies have experience in Special Operations both domestically and internationally. J3Seven’s mission in Australia is to seek the best equipment to add range and improve capabilities. They provide push-button product training, live agent field training, and an Australian equipment service center to ensure the equipment is available when it is needed.

J3Seven and NFSTC are proud to offer courses in tactical and sensitive site exploitation, CBRN forensics and sampling. For information in Australia, please contact J3Seven (+61 7 4038 2210). For US inquiries, contact sales@nfstc.org.

NFSTC donates equipment to support local STEM education

NFSTC's DNA expert, Rob O'Brien, talks with instructors from Clearwater Christian College.
NFSTC’s DNA expert, Rob O’Brien, talks with instructors from Clearwater Christian College.

NFSTC is proud to support STEM education (after all, “science” is our middle name), and happy to know that students in our local schools will benefit by being able to get hands-on experience with instruments they would not normally have a chance to use.

Dr. Raymond Menard from St. Petersburg College selects electronic pipettes for his students.
Dr. Raymond Menard from St. Petersburg College selects electronic pipettes for his students.

NFSTC to host EPA Meth Lab Training in March

NFSTC will host the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Methamphetamine Laboratory Awareness and Operations Training Program for First Responders on March 25 and 26, 2014. Tuition for this 2-day program is free and registration is on a first come, first served basis for first responders in various agencies in the Tampa Bay area.
The clandestine production of methamphetamine is growing at an alarming rate across the country. Clandestine methamphetamine laboratories (meth labs) range from crude makeshift operations to highly sophisticated facilities. They can be set up almost anywhere and are often found in private residences, apartments, trailers, automobiles, campgrounds, and hotel and motel rooms. EPA recognizes that meth labs pose a significant threat to human health and the environment and strives to ensure that first responders are well prepared to respond to these labs.

Date: March 25 – 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (both days)

For more information:

  EPA Meth Training Info_March 2014_Largo

To register, fill out the application form below and send it to the email address listed.

  EPA Meth Training Reg Form_March_2014_Largo

NFSTC’s facilities include training rooms, hands-on scenario training sets and video production studios to ensure realistic and successful training experiences. NFSTC also provides online training for law enforcement or the general public. The Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation and Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation courses are affordable, self-paced classes ideal for the practitioner or the forensic science enthusiast. No application is required. Click here for information on these courses.

NFSTC to provide support for local college

NFSTC will be providing hands-on laboratory activities for Criminal Justice students at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) for the 2014 Spring semester. CCC students will visit NFSTC laboratories and work with scientists for practical enhancements to their lecture classes in topics including:

  • Crime Scene Investigation, Photography, Evidence Collection
  • Autopsy and Wound Investigation, Odontology
  • Latent Fingerprints, Footwear and Tire Track Impressions, Toolmarks
  • Biological Evidence, Drug Chemistry, Toxicology
  • Digital Forensics

NFSTC has a long history of partnering with academic institutions to help build or enhance college curricula via online courses, subject matter expertise, practical lessons and skill assessments. We are looking forward to working with the students and contributing to their success.