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Criminalist II - Digital Evidence

New Hampshire State Police, Concord, New Hampshire

Salary: $62,441.60 - $74,172.80 per year

Final Filing Date: September 30, 2020

Conducts detailed digital forensic and video analyses on items of evidence that may contain or conceal electronic evidence used in the commission or as an instrument of a crime, specific to the Digital Evidence Unit in connection with criminal investigations and testifies as an expert witness in criminal trials.

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  • Performs scientific analyses specific to the area of digital forensics and video analysis in the Forensic Laboratory to process evidence relating to criminal investigations. Preserves and recovers digital evidence from computer systems, associated media, mobile devices, vehicles, and surveillance cameras.
  • Operates, installs, supports and maintains complex networking systems and storage area networks used in the investigation of high tech crime.
  • Compiles analytical results and writes technical reports with detailed findings for submittal to agencies to introduce into evidence at criminal trials. Testifies to these findings as an expert witness in depositions and criminal trials and prepares court exhibits for presentation at trial.
  • Researches and evaluates the applicability of new systems, methods, and instrumentation to the forensic needs in the area of digital forensics and/or video analysis. May be involved in the validation of new analytical techniques.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with attorneys and police investigators concerning a wide range of subjects applicable to the capabilities, services and requirements of the Forensic Laboratory’s Digital Evidence Unit.
  • Utilizes a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and laws as a means of providing consistent, quality processing and guidance within the Forensic Laboratory’s Digital Evidence Unit.
  • Trains and instructs laboratory subordinates and police personnel in proper procedures of evidence examination, collection, preservation and legal chain of custody.
  • Performs administrative and technical reviews of other unit members’ casework.


  • Possession of a Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in chemistry, biological sciences, or forensic science.
  • Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
  • Three years’ experience in chemistry, biological sciences or forensic laboratory duties.
  • Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialist (IACIS).
  • Experience in the forensic examination of Digital Evidence within an accredited laboratory and/or experience with information technology, information security, digital imaging or computer science employment.

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Posted: August 28, 2020

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