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Digital Forensic Examiner

The Digital Forensic Examiner at the Department of Public Safety supports criminal investigations by examining computers, mobile devices, electronic storage devices and other digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the information.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Recover, preserve and analyze data from electronic data sources, including laptop and desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices.
  • Transfer recovered evidence into a format that can be used for legal purposes.
  • Prepare detailed forensic reports, presenting complex technical matters clearly and concisely.
  • Form and articulate expert opinions based on analysis.
  • Conduct necessary research and testing related to digital forensic examinations.
  • Provide expert testimony in depositions, hearings, trials and other court proceedings.
  • Maintain proficiency with industry standard tools and practices
  • Develop and broaden forensic skill set through outside training and conferences (more akin to a performance measure)
  • Assist in training law enforcement personnel concerning digital evidence seizure and proper authoring of court orders related to digital evidence.
  • Occasionally assist in field forensic previews during search warrant execution.
  • Consult with and take direction from supervisors, investigators, and prosecutors regarding case analysis and status.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in computer science, cyber security or related field.
Associate's degree, or two (2) years of college coursework, in computer science, cyber security or related field AND two (2) years or more of experience in digital forensics.
Three (3) years or more of experience in digital forensics.