Computer Forensic Examiner

State Of Massachusetts Maynard , MA 01754

Posted 2 months ago

The Massachusetts State PoliceComputer Crimes Unit seeks a Computer Forensic Examiner/Digital EvidenceSpecialist for a contracted position in the Computer Forensics Lab. The contracted examiner will work full-time in the lab under the supervision of the UnitCommander.

  • Responsible for the identification, preservation andanalysis of digital evidence

  • Acquire electronic data from computer systems, mobiledevices, and servers in a forensically sound manner

  • Analyze and interpret digital evidence such as e-mail,accounting data, various database extracts, and other information stored onelectronic devices to develop information necessary to meet the objectives ofthe engagement.

  • Examine digital evidence in support of criminalinvestigations

  • Testify in state and federal court as an expert witness

  • Assist with the imaging of hard drives and all relatedmedia

  • Assist with the archiving of evidence for long term storage

  • Assist with the preparation of reports related to examinations

  • Research technical information as well as writing andediting technical documentation and reports

  • Accept and return computer evidence for submitting agencies

  • Ensure thatsubmitting agencies requests for service and investigative needs are met inreasonable amount of time.

  • Researchlegal issues and case law as it relates to digital forensics.

  • Createand deliver presentations internally and to outside groups related to thesearch and seizure of digital evidence and other technical topics.

  • Obtain and maintain quotes for purchase, purchase ordersand inventory

  • Perform computer hardware, software, network, and Internetrelated research to troubleshoot and maintain computer forensics laboratoryequipment and network

Performsall related duties as required

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will require agencies to select personnel for the position from a pool of eligible candidate who fulfill either of the below criteria:

  • Priority consideration will be given to Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps candidates per OJJDP funding stipulations. Graduates of the HERO Program must upload documentation to verify their status as a graduate of the HERO program.
  • OJJDP permits agencies to consider other identified wounded, injured, or ill veteran candidates in cases where they were unable to fill the position with a HERO candidate. Applicants who meet this criterion should self identify as an injured ill or wounded veteran. Applicants should not upload medical or personal information to this site. Again, you will be asked to provide such documentation if an offer to interview is extended to you. If considered for the position, candidates will be required to provide proof of their status as a wounded, injured or ill veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. If you do not meet one of these requirements, you will not be considered for this position.

Applicants should have a strong knowledge of computersystems. Applicants should have experiencein digital forensics or similar experience in the Information Technology /Digital Forensics field. Preference willbe given to familiarity with Encase and FTK software applications(Certifications a plus), as well as other software tools used to recoverevidence from digital media. Applicantsmust have strong organizational, writing, and communication skills. Applicants may be required to work onsensitive and confidential materials, including cases involving the sexualexploitation of children. Applicants mustbe willing to pursue appropriate certifications (EnCE, ACE, CISSP, CCE, CFCE) andreceive ongoing training in computer forensics as required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree inComputer Science, Information Security/Systems, or related field preferred;Equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience will beconsidered.

  • Demonstratedunderstanding of evidence preservation and chain of custody rules.

  • Proficiency with the

Windows Operating System, PC hardware and networking, and network securityhardware and software. Proficiency in UNIX/Linux is a plus.

  • Ability tounderstand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies and proceduresgoverning the Massachusetts State Police;

  • Willingness towork closely with State, Federal and Local Law Enforcement as well as Federal,State, and County Prosecutors;

  • Ability toexercise discretion in handling confidential information;

  • Ability to followoral and written instructions;

  • Ability to gatherinformation by examining records and documents;

  • Ability toeffectively communicate using oral and written expression;

  • Ability to filematerial in accordance with standard filing procedures;

  • Ability toestablish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

  • Ability to managemultiple tasks and competing priorities in a fast-paced, interactive,environment.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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