Employment Opportunity

Computer Forensic Analyst

Springfield Police Department, Springfield, Missouri

Salary: $51,396.80 - $79,310.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

All applications received by Friday, February 19th, 2021 are guaranteed review for consideration. However applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Essential Functions
  • Performs a variety of computer forensic and electronic discovery services from digital media including digital evidence preservation, forensic analysis, data recovery, electronic mail extraction, and database examination. Digital media includes a wide variety of electronic data storage and transfer devices including computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, and removable media.
  • Analyzes and interprets computer-based evidence such as images, videos, e-mail, documents, spreadsheets, databases, operating system files, and other information stored on electronic devices to develop information necessary to meet the objectives of the forensic investigation. Effectively reports findings.
  • Performs all activities in a manner sufficient to meet the legal requirements for admissibility of evidence including following accepted protocols, processes, and maintaining chain-of-custody.
  • Assesses, troubleshoots and resolves a variety of technical issues.
  • Provides progress reports regarding investigations as well as detailed and technical report summaries of findings in written and verbal formats.
  • Provides technology advisory services to other police department staff to enhance forensic investigations.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with co-workers as work requires frequent interface with investigating officer(s) and review of case work; works effectively with staff at all levels to gather information and perform services.
  • Collects, transports, receives, inventories, stores, preserves, and signs for physical evidence submitted for examination and analysis.
  • Testifies in court regarding investigation findings and methods used to recover findings.
  • Travels to a variety of locations throughout the community to provide technical assistance to investigators and collect evidence.
  • Utilizes a variety of computer software and hardware.
Important Functions
  • Attends conferences, workshops, seminars and other training for professional development purposes.
  • Performs related work as required.


Experience, Education, and Training
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field such as Criminal Justice or another related functional area degree;
  • AND
  • Two years of hands-on experience in computer information systems work or law enforcement computer forensic work;
  • Experience working in forensic technology involving computer forensics, electronic discovery and/or technical investigations in a litigation/investigations environment.

  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive and in-depth background investigation as well as a polygraph examination.
Licensing/Certification - Must have or be willing and able to obtain appropriate certifications such as:
  • The IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE);
  • Guidance Software EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE);
  • AccessDate (FTK);
  • Certified Examiner (ACE);
  • X-Ways Forensics X-PERT;
  • Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME);
  • Any other industry standard computer forensics certification.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency with the following: Windows, Macintosh, Linux or UNIX, PC, mobile, and networking devices, and troubleshooting of those devices;
  • Network security;
  • Forensic methodologies and concepts, such as: imaging, hashing, partitioning, file systems, operating system artifacts, encryption, and live response;
  • Knowledge of forensic tools such as X-Ways Forensic, EnCase, FTK, Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), Cellebrite, NetClean, and VMWare is preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience conducting security assessments, penetration testing, and ethical hacking are desirable;
  • A demonstrated understanding of evidence collection, preservation and chain of custody rules/laws is also desirable.
  • Conduct effective computer forensic analyses using established tools and techniques;
  • Recover electronic data that has been deleted, erased, fragmented, hidden or encrypted from data storage devices;
  • Evaluate and maintain hardware and software necessary for the performance of computer related investigations;
  • Manage multiple tasks and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment;
  • Demonstrate significant attention to detail as well as strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Handle confidentiality appropriately;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Analyze data and prepare clear, accurate, and comprehensive written and oral reports;
  • Make oral presentations;
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Follow Police directives, regulations, procedures, and operations;
  • Testify in court;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents;
  • Present an overall professional image;
  • Deal effectively and courteously with associates, outside agencies, and the general public;
  • Effectively welcome and embrace differences among employees and citizens;
  • Perform effectively as a member of the team in carrying out the City's stated mission and philosophy;
  • Perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others.

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Posted: February 5, 2021

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