Employment Opportunity

Senior IT Professional - Computer Forensic Analyst

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Salary: $33.53 - $44.33 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

This position is in the Detective Bureau of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. The incumbent works closely with 22 Detectives, forensically analyzing digital evidence to be used in criminal proceedings.

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Individuals in this classification provide senior level professional services under general supervision. Job assignments which fall under this classification in the Department of Administration are: Senior Applications Analyst, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Public Safety Systems Administrator, Senior Network Analyst, and Senior Database Analyst. Job assignments which fall under this classification in the Department of Health and Human Services are: Technical Support Supervisor and Applications Support Supervisor. Job assignment which falls under this classification in the Sheriff's Department is Computer Forensic Professional.

This is a broad classification in which the employees are experienced professionals in one of the above areas. They have developed some skills in specific areas and are continuing to add to their skill and experience level. Work is done under general supervision. Principal Information Technology Professional level employees are used as mentors on the highly complex and large technical projects. Work is done independently on the less complex and smaller projects. Individuals must be able to take responsibility for prioritizing and completing their work in their assigned areas. They must be able to analyze information and problems, evaluate alternatives, resolve problems, implement solutions, and maintain existing applications. They may work on teams for large projects and must be able to function as a team member. They are responsible for getting new applications up and running and for ensuring that the existing systems are performing. In order to advance through this band, they must demonstrate that they are achieving new competencies in addition to experience. Individuals typically select one area to concentrate in at this level and work toward developing advanced level expertise in that area.

  • Designs, installs, and maintains computer forensics lab (CFL) networks, servers and network based applications.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements long and short-range plans for the upgrading, disposition, and replacement of major equipment within the CFL, including participation in the request for purchase process.
  • Evaluates, tests and analyzes selection of specialized software packages to aid in the analysis of computer crimes.
  • Prepare and organize recovered information in suitable format for agency review; complete clear, concise, and truthful reports explaining outcome of examinations performed, findings and conclusions, and maintain detailed logs of case activity status.
  • Prepare and follow through with court testimony related to criminal investigations involving digital evidence recovery.
  • Responsible for detailed analysis of computer labs computing needs, requirements, and business practices, and makes appropriate recommendation regarding computerization and design of workflow.
  • Maintains and controls computer forensics lab software licenses to insure appropriate access, levels of service, and compliance with legal requirements.
  • Develops policies and procedures in the areas of information collection, evaluation, analysis, evidence collection, retention, and disposal.
  • Oversee large projects within the CFL and provide training and assistance to federal, state, and local agencies in the area of digital evidence collection.
  • Designs and implements investigative plans to identify areas of follow up and bring assigned project initiatives to a successful and timely conclusion.
  • Provides system support and technical input within CFL.
  • Conducts detailed forensic analysis of various forms of digital media, using current industry standards and tools, to extract, recover, memorialize and preserve evidence of crimes.
  • Research and analyze additional software requirements; evaluates feasibility of purchases within the CFL in accordance with department mission and budgetary limitations.
  • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with co-workers, employees and staff from other law enforcement agencies to facilitate open communications for the purposes of obtaining information to further investigations; and sharing ideas pertaining to computer forensics analytical methods, tools and techniques.
  • Participates in formal classroom instruction to develop, and maintain, knowledge and skills in the computer forensics analysis process and the application of proper computer forensics analytical methods and techniques.
  • Develops and conducts training for group or one-on-one basis, to include the development of training materials.
  • Advises and assists co-workers in the resolution and discovery of evidence, and in the maintenance and building of computer forensic reports.
  • Consults with detectives and detective bureau supervision regarding the selection, installation, and use of computer forensics lab applications as well as microcomputer hardware and software, and makes recommendations to improve operational needs.
  • Provides ongoing support and maintenance of applications by analyzing and resolving problems, and by developing software enhancements and modifications to existing systems and purchased software.

Requirements: You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in one or more appropriate areas such as computer operations, information processing, systems analysis, system support, applications development, microcomputer support, network support, database analysis or support or a closely related field.
  • Post high school education from a recognized technical school, college, or university in computer science or a related area may be substituted for part of the work experience as follows:
    • Associate degree and three years of work experience
    • Bachelor's degree and two years of work experience
    • Master's degree and one year of work experience

Successful candidates must pass a background investigation conducted by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. The background investigation includes a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation. Potential topics may include, drug use, illegal activities, thefts, job performance, employment history, driving history, life history, integrity, etc.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 4, 2018

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