Employment Opportunity

Computer Forensics Examiner I

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $52,560.00 - $65,335.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

A vacancy exists in the Police Department, Bureau of Administrative and Technical Services. 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.

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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 disk 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 secured files.
  • 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.
  • Labels and secures evidence.
  • Prepares and presents reports of examinations and findings.
  • 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.
  • Attends and participates in seminars and conferences.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Possession of a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field
  • PLUS
  • at least two 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 for the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least two 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, Cellebrite, XRY.
Licenses and Certificates
  • 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. All licenses and certifications must be maintained throughout employment.
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.
Conditions of Employment
  • Employees in this classification may be assigned to a work shift which includes nights, evenings, weekend, and/or holidays. Employees in this classification are subject to call to duty in emergencies, and may be required to work overtime as needed.
  • Applicants appointed to this position are required to provide a DNA sample.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
  • The duties of this classification requires walking and standing, moderate lifting and carrying of equipment and evidence, and travel between work sites.
Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
  • Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, and fingerprint check.

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Posted: August 8, 2019

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