Employment Opportunity

Computer Forensic Examiner

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Ventura, California

Salary: $64,968.24 - $91,123.90 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is seeking a Computer Forensic Examiner to assist the High Tech Task Force (HTTF). Under general direction of the HTTF supervisor, provides technical assistance to department personnel in office automation systems. Specific to this assignment, Computer Forensic Examiners inspect legally seized storage media for digital evidence. Assists with search warrants, crime scenes, administrative and criminal investigations, and testifies in court. Specialized training in report writing, crime scene investigation, legal updates, and software/hardware topics will be provided. Work is performed primarily in an office environment; however, there will be a need to perform field duties as directed and some of the required training will involve out of state travel. The position works a Monday through Friday schedule, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, however, hours and workdays may vary depending on particular investigations. An alternative work schedule may be available. The ideal candidate will have specialized knowledge of and experience with the principles and procedures used for investigative computer forensics including experience using a variety of computer forensics software, as well as different versions of Windows, Mac and other operating systems.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for these positions only. There is one (1) Regular vacancy.

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  • Performs computer and cell phone forensic examinations; conducts thorough examinations of computer hard disk drives, and other electronic data storage media
  • Recovers and restores damaged and fragmented files, erased or hidden data, and damaged to modified storage devices;
  • Uses forensic software applications to analyze electronic media;
  • 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;
  • Prepares computer forensics' reports based on observations noted during forensic examinations;
  • Assists with criminal investigations and prepares case files related to technology crimes;
  • Performs training and provides assistance to law enforcement personnel in the preparation and collection of electronic evidence;
  • Prepares for courtroom testimony related to computer forensics;
  • Liaisons with other local, state and federal agencies; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Extensive experience in automated office systems coordination preferably in computer forensic examination which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • The required knowledge, skills and abilities also can be obtained by completion of pertinent office systems coursework with four (4) or more years of related experience.
  • College degree in Information Technology
  • Forensic examinations of computers, cell phones and related peripherals
  • Various software used for investigative computer forensics, (i.e. EnCase, Magnet Axionm, Forensic examiner, Blacklight BlackBag)
  • Various hardware used for the extraction of information from cellular devices (i.e., Celle-Brit UFED Touch 2, Cellebrite UFED 4PC, XRY)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Through knowledge of: modern office procedures and automated equipment; procedures used for computer and cell phone forensic examination; software and hardware products used in forensic examination; Knowledge of IT security, computer viruses, Trojan horses and malware; automated systems registry.
  • Working ability to: view and tolerate exposure to images of a graphic and/or pornographic nature; develop and maintain effective working relations with others; effectively produce written reports; communicate effectively in an oral manner; testify in court.

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Posted: August 22, 2020

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