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:
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.
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.
State Of Massachusetts