Employment Opportunity


Digital Forensic Analyst

Grand Junction Police Department, Grand Junction, Colorado

Salary: $32.67 - $36.06 Hourly

Final Filing Date: October 7, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Under direction from the Crime Lab Supervisor:
  • Perform forensic computer/digital evidence recovery and analysis on a wide variety of specialized visual and/or computer based related peripheral equipment and data storage devices.
  • Perform a variety of advanced procedures to analyze digital multimedia evidence.
  • Perform advanced analytical procedures to determine authenticity and integrity of evidence and comparative evaluations.
  • Determine speed of vehicles and height of suspects through the use of photogrammetry.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports that demonstrate analytical procedures follow scientific methodology and can be reproduced.
  • Provide expert testimony in court articulating advanced concepts pertaining to digital multimedia evidence.
  • Review search warrants to validate authority and accompany police to execute search warrants and collect evidence.
  • Conduct crime scene investigations.
  • Identify, collect, and preserve digital evidence.
  • Reconstruct crime scenes.
  • Maintain and manage the proper handling procedures regarding protection, collection, and storage of physical and digital evidence.
  • Provide instruction to other department employees on digital evidence collection concepts and best practices.
  • Maintain digital lab software, equipment, and program licenses.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in computer science, information technology, or related field.
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible forensic digital analysis experience.
  • Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver License.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within two (2) years of hire date, certification in a digital forensics disciple through an international association (LEVA, IAI, IACIS).
Knowledge of:
  • Best practices and guidelines for processing digital evidence, hard drive file systems, mobile device operating file systems, registry entries, user/system-generated artifacts, binary data, and deleted files/folders, P-list files, encoded time stamps, application and system logs.
  • Repair, reconstruction, decoding, identification, capture, and clarification techniques regarding video, still images, and audio recordings.
  • Non-linear video editing systems.
  • Comparing class and unique characteristics in criminalistics investigations.
  • Principles of DVR operating systems, hard drive file formats, and export options.
  • Computer systems and peripheral devices, including hard drive discs, solid-state drives, optical discs, flash memory, and mobile devices.
  • Digital encryption and decryption techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of crime scene documentation and evidence collection.
  • Applicable Federal, State, County and/or City statues, rules, regulations, case law and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Use digital evidence technology and processing tools.
  • Transcode, duplicate, and troubleshoot digital multimedia evidence files.
  • Process and analyze large quantities of data in computer/mobile examinations.
  • Distinguish between system-generated data and user-generated data.
  • Work with investigation teams in the identification of suspects through digital evidence.
  • Process and search for items of sensitive material stored on digital devices.
  • Troubleshoot complex electronic devices.
  • Testify in court as an expert in digital forensics.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Perform analysis, interpret data and develop conclusions.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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Posted: September 7, 2019


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