Employment Opportunity

Forensic Investigator

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: $38,000.00 - $55,000.00 Yearly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) seeks an individual dedicated to public service, committed to justice and fairness and interested in advancing equity in the criminal justice system to provide civilian investigative assistance to Assistant District Attorneys and other SCDAO team members with case enhancement and trial preparation in criminal cases. HTEU Forensic Investigator will perform technology facilitated investigation and forensic analysis of digital media resulting from cases of human trafficking and exploitation as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigative model.

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  • Assist in investigations from intake through witness and victim interviews, collection and preservation of evidence, and processing of digital crime scene.
  • Work with sworn law enforcement partners to identify individuals using the internet to criminally exploit children on peer-to-peer programs with networks such as eMule, Gnutella, BitTorrent, Ares Galaxy, and the Dark Web.
  • Examination and analysis of seized digital evidence with computer forensic tools (i.e. osTriage, Access Data (FTK), Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), EnCase, Cellbrite, Oxygen Forensic Suite, Axiom, Griffeye, X-Ways, etc.).
  • Organize investigations for the presentation of those investigations for State and Federal prosecution, and act as case agent assisting prosecutors during the course of the prosecution of offenders.
  • Participate in nationally coordinated investigations with other State and Federal ICAC investigators; and work as part of FBI/Boston Police/Suffolk County District Attorney Task Force for both Human Trafficking and Exploitation.
  • Work with the Office’s Director of Youth and Safety Outreach to assist in coordinating community awareness and education regarding internet safety issues with community members, schools, and other organizations.
  • Organize and conduct meetings and trainings for other law enforcement and community members within the investigative area of responsibility.
  • Manage intake of Cybertips (NCMEC & FBI) for investigation and interfaces with federal, state, county, and municipal agencies in conducting investigations; including but not limited to drafting subpoenas, non-disclosure orders, and preservation letters.
  • Assist or advise other law enforcement agencies with questions relating to child exploitation crime.
  • Responsible for reporting requirements for the ICAC Task Force, Massachusetts in a timely manner.
  • Provide data to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to assist in database development of known child pornography and the identification of child exploitation victims.
  • Testify in court regarding investigative actions taken and pertinent results.
  • Leverage all forms of technical and electronic material into comprehensive intelligence products which support the analysis of crime trends.
  • Respond to various scenes in support of intelligence and/or electronic evidence gathering or support as needed.
  • Use a variety of resources, including crime mapping technology, data visualization tools, OSINT platforms, frequency analytics and timeline tools, and digital forensic platforms to build actionable intelligence/data products.
  • Work with the investigators on performing on-site preview examinations.
  • Provide reports on all forensic reviews and investigative work product.
  • Locate victims and witnesses;
  • Transportation of victims and witnesses to and from court;
  • Attend trainings relevant to SCDAO functions;
  • Become familiar with, and follow, SCDAO personnel policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace, and usage of information technology resources;
  • Become familiar with, and adhere to, the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Exercise respectful and professional behavior and communication with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel, and office staff;
  • Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Occasional supervision of interns.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing 10-20 pounds.
  • Ability to climb stairs when needed to serve subpoenas, locate witnesses, or conduct interviews.
  • Ability to drive.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent in education and relevant experience;
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and well organized, even when multi-tasking;
  • Possess excellent problem solving, analytical, and communication skills;
  • Candidates must be organized, flexible, and capable of working under pressure;
  • Ability to develop and cultivate effective internal/external working relationships is essential, as is an understanding of the uniquely sensitive and confidential nature of the professional services provided by SCDAO;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and work place etiquette;
  • Ability to work well in a high pressure environment; and
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university specifically in criminal justice or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Fluency or conversational abilities in a second language, preferably Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, or Cape Verdean Creole.

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Posted: June 7, 2021

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