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Computer Forensic Examiner II

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $54,753.00 - $68,689.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below. Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

Under general supervision, processes, examines and analyzes computer hardware, software, electronically stored data and other computer-related evidentiary materials pertaining to law enforcement investigations. Prepares and presents reports of findings, provides expert testimony, and performs a variety of crime laboratory duties. Participates in the administration of laboratory quality assurance programs.

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Duties:

  • Conducts advanced forensic examinations of computers, networks and digital services, including digital storage media, for the purpose of identifying and collecting data for introduction as evidence in court or other legal proceedings.
  • Conducts thorough examinations of computer hard disk drives, floppy disks, and other electronic data storage media.
  • Preserves and copies the original media.
  • Prevents the transference of viruses, destructive programs, and inadvertent writes to and from the original media.
  • Restores recoverable deleted files.
  • Accesses password-protected and secured files.
  • Breaks advanced encryption techniques and performs analysis on digital devices with volatile memory capacities.
  • Uses forensic software applications to analyze electronic media.
  • Examines the contents of a computer's CMOS.
  • Examines boot record data, system configuration, and operation command files.
  • Verifies the correctness of the computer's internal clock.
  • Physically disassembles and examines computers and related hardware components.
  • Identifies evidence of computer crimes such as the theft and sabotage of data; unlawful access of data and systems; fraudulent use of bank, credit, and telecommunications accounts; and the trafficking of pornography.
  • Examines and analyzes text, graphics, multimedia, and digital images.
  • Collects and transports evidence from crime scenes.
  • Labels and secures evidence.
  • Prepares and presents reports of examinations and findings.
  • Assists in the preparation of search and seizure warrants, court orders, and subpoenas. Works with prosecutors and others to prepare cases for trial.
  • Provides expert opinion testimony in courts.
  • Interviews suspects and witnesses.
  • Trains and instructs other employees.
  • Provides advice and guidance regarding computer crimes.
  • Gives presentations to community groups.
  • Prepares yearly budget requests for the section.
  • Researches, analyzes findings, prepares justifications and requisitions for equipment and supply purchases.
  • Prepares monthly expenditure report.
  • Researches and maintains knowledge of current development in the field of computer forensics by attending related training courses, seminars, and conferences.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to state and local law enforcement agencies on issues relating to the seizure, operation, and forensic examination of computers and other digital devices and storage media.
  • Acts as department liaison with other state and federal agencies in matters relating to computer forensic examinations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field
  • plus
  • At least four years of experience in computer forensics, computer systems analysis, and/or the operation, maintenance and repair of computer systems.

  • Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  • Education beyond a bachelor's degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to two years for the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least four years of work experience in computer forensics or computer systems analysis.
  • Forensic experience using the following techniques and tools - write blockers, Encase, FTK, x-ways, Celebrite, XRY.
Character Requirements
  • All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug test.
  • Employees are subject to periodic drug testing.
Licenses and Certificates
  • Certification as a Computer Forensics Examiner from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) is required at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

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Posted: April 4, 2017



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