Employment Opportunity


Computer Forensic Examiner

Larimer County Sheriff, Midpoint, Colorado

Salary: $28.28 - $39.59 Hourly

Final Filing Date: May 7, 2021

This position is assigned off-site to The Northern Colorado Regional Forensic Laboratory in Weld County (Greeley).

We are looking for a computer-savvy individual who loves digging in and analyzing data to assist the investigations team in putting together the facts to bring justice to victims of crime.

A day in the life of a Computer Forensic Examiner may vary but in general. they perform professional digital forensic examinations on digital media and validation testing of computer hardware and software. They coordinate and direct forensic activities on computer-related equipment, networks, and information systems.

They also support investigations that may involve any criminal law violation, including the sexual exploitation of children and the possession and distribution of child sexually abusive materials, and perform professional and administrative duties associated with the processing of evidence to include report writing, court testimony, and the training of coworkers.

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Duties:

Responsibilities - The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Responsible for the recognition, identification, documentation, and forensic collection of all digital evidence pertinent to the investigation of a criminal act.
  • Examines crime scenes to discover, preserve, collect, photograph, video, and identify digital evidence.
  • Provides technical onsite support to incident response and evidence seizure activities.
  • Maintains chain of custody for digital evidence, provides subject matter expertise on forensic capabilities for operational security concerns and detects and analyzes malware.
  • Plans,leads, and participates in unit Cyber-related training events and on-the-job training for new staff.
  • Conducts open-source research and initial product evaluation of new commercial and government digital forensic hardware and software tools.
  • Drafts language for memorandums based on forensic analysis results, and assists with the analysis and maintenance of organizational standard operating procedures and lab procedure documentation.
  • Prepares detailed reports and documentation for investigative use and court proceedings.
  • Prepares, processes and maintains a variety of written reports and records pertaining to lab processes and activities.
  • Advises law enforcement personnel at crime scenes.
  • Appears in court as an expert witness as required.
  • Processes digital evidence and coordinates with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations or other outside agencies.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes. Provides technical and professional assistance upon request.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the performance of the job.

Requirements:

Qualifications
  • Equivalent to an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with study in forensics, computer information systems, or a closely related field required. Bachelor's Degree in computer forensics, computer information systems, or a closely related field preferred.
  • One (1) year experience performing digital examinations and/or laboratory duties associated with the processing of digital evidence in a law enforcement agency required.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
Your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities should include:
  • General office practices and procedures.
  • Routine software and business application including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Regular, predictable attendance.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Proficient in the use of commercial forensic software suites, such as EnCase, Forensic Toolkit (FTK), or XWays Forensics, Cellebrite Physical Analyzer, or similar applications.
  • Computer Network and host-based forensics fundamentals.
  • Virtual environments.
  • Modern forensic laboratory equipment and procedures.
  • Digital file systems.
  • Criminal law, criminal court proceedings, and rules of evidence.
  • Testify in courts of law.
  • Sound reasoning and decision-making.
  • Standards of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Computer RAM and volatile data.
  • Basic cell phone technology.

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Posted: April 20, 2021

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