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Forensic Scientist Manager, Digital Evidence

North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh, North Carolina

Salary: $60,530.00 - $108,879.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 6, 2020

This position will supervise and manage a group of Forensic Scientist who are responsible for conducting detailed laboratory examinations and analyses of evidence at the request of all local, State, Federal and Military law enforcement agencies. The Forensic Scientists in the Digital evidence section perform casework with a high degree of technical independence in both disciplines within the Section (computer forensics and audio/visual). This position will oversee the activities of the employees in this section, and is expected to perform similar casework as well as supervise these activities.

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Duties:

  • This position will oversee the activities of the employees in this section, and is expected to perform similar casework as well as supervise these activities.
  • Processes, examines and analyzes computer hardware, software, electronically stored data and other computer-related evidentiary materials
  • Prepares and presents reports of findings, provides expert testimony, and performs a variety of crime laboratory duties.
  • Conducts thorough examinations of electronic devices and data storage media.
  • Preserves and copies original media without introducing destructive elements (e.g., viruses, inadvertent writes, environmental factors)
  • Recovers deleted data.
  • Accesses password-protected and secured files.
  • Uses forensic hardware and software applications to analyze electronic media.
  • Examines the contents of a computer's firmware.
  • Examines boot record data, system configuration, and operation command files.
  • Physically disassembles and examines electronic devices and related hardware components.
  • Identifies evidence of computer-based crimes such as the theft and sabotage of data; fraud-based crimes; child pornography; and violent crimes.
  • Examines and analyzes text, graphics, multimedia, digital images, and configuration/system file.
  • Labels evidence.
  • Prepares and presents reports of examinations and findings.
  • Works with court officers to prepare cases for trial.
  • Provides expert opinion testimony in courts.
  • Trains and instructs other employees.
  • Provides advice and guidance regarding the seizure and handling of digital evidence.
  • Examines and analyzes digital and analog audio recording and storage devices and media
  • Gives presentations to community groups.
  • This position is subject to mandatory overtime and serving in an on-call capacity. Position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Position is non-sworn.
  • The Forensic Scientist shall be required to obtain individual certification consistent with the international and ISO standards within 18 months of the date the analyst becomes eligible to seek certification according to the standards of the certifying entity.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
  • Employees must have an advanced knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories, reference sources and laboratory practices involved with the forensic examination of evidence.
  • Employees must have an advanced knowledge of criminal law and of the rules and regulations regarding evidence gathering and handling.
  • Employees must have an advanced knowledge of scientific methodology and of laboratory safety practices.
  • Ability to perform and record complex standardized and non-standardized laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze results, and interpret methodology and to understand and solve theoretical problems.
  • Ability to express technical information clearly both orally and in writing when reporting results, testifying or explaining procedures to others.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perceive colors normally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Digital Evidence Bachelor's degree with a major in computer science, digital forensics, networking, information technology, cyber technology, criminal justice or closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution including coursework in science and seven years of experience performing bench level analysis in digital evidence; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Necessary Special Requirement Must obtain individual certification consistent with international and ISO standards within eighteen months of the date the analyst becomes eligible to seek certification according to the standards of the certifying entity.

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Posted: March 23, 2020

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