Employment Opportunity

Digital Forensic Analyst

Pinal County Attorney, Florence, Arizona

Salary: $49,647.00 - $56,473.50 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 20, 2017

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  • Prepares and presents reports of findings, provides expert testimony, and performs a variety of crime laboratory duties.
  • Conducts thorough examinations of computer hard disks drives, 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 secure files.
  • Uses forensic software applications to analyze electronic media.
  • Examines the content 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, labels, secures evidence, and transports 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.
  • Trains and instructs other employees.
  • Provides advice and guidance regarding computer crimes.
  • Gives presentations to community groups.
  • Install, modify, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair computer hardware, specialized hardware components, peripheral devices, standard software, and specialty software applications.
  • Provide experienced technical assistance and training to system users and resolve problems within scope of authority and training.
  • Interview user to collect information about technology problems and technical issues, lead user through diagnostic procedures to determine source of error, and diagnose system hardware, software, and operator problems.
  • Define user problems, research and isolate error sources, implement technical solutions to resolve problems, and follow up with users to assure the optimal functionality of the users' systems.
  • Deploy new and enhanced software and hardware for County users and specialized department components, including Mobile Data Computers and data radio hardware.
  • Replace defective or inadequate hardware, components, and software packages as needed.
  • Maintain IT hardware, specialized client equipment, audio/visual equipment, and peripheral devices and perform preventive maintenance of hardware and equipment to minimize future failures.
  • Evaluate County IT systems and identify technical problems, which need to be addressed by improved technologies or updated policies and procedures.
  • Research technical issues and recommend software, hardware, components, and accessories and prepare reports on hardware and software utilization and operational issues.
  • Refer complex problems, which are beyond the skills of the PC Specialist to senior technical staff and track the problem until it has been resolved.
  • Cross-train in technical skills for maintaining IT hardware, software, database, and servers.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of experience IT Technical Support.
  • Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License.
  • May be required to obtain Terminal Operator Certification for access to Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS).
  • Successfully complete a thorough background investigation.
  • May be required to obtain additional specific skills training and technical certifications, including A+, N+, and Microsoft Certified Professional.
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Mobile Data Computer (Panasonic)
    • Netmotion
    • Spillman
    • Motorola Radio
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of technical support principles, processes, and standards.
  • Knowledge of capabilities of IT systems, including networked environments and specialized hardware and software applications.
  • Knowledge of hardware, software, and peripheral equipment troubleshooting techniques.
  • Skill in installing, configuring, testing, operating, and maintaining IT hardware, equipment, software, and computer systems.
  • Skill in using basic tools, equipment, and procedures for maintaining and repairing computers and peripheral devices.
  • Ability to assess customer support needs and implement effective solutions.
  • The work is medium and requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Independent body mobility to stand, walk, bend, and sit for prolonged periods of time and/or drive a vehicle. Manual dexterity to reach, and grasp; manual dexterity to hand write or use computer keyboard; vision sufficient to see/read; hear and speak to communicate with customers in person and over the phone.
  • Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the ability to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

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Posted: November 9, 2017

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