Employment Opportunity

Digital Forensic Investigator

The Bronx Defenders, Bronx, New York

Salary: $55,000-$80,000 per year

Final Filing Date: July 30, 2021

The Digital Forensic Investigator will report directly to the Forensic Practice Director, work closely with the Digital Forensics Attorney and the IT/Discovery Liaison to undertake specialized forensic investigations for cases involving electronically stored evidence. The Digital Forensic Investigator will also be responsible for developing training materials and conducting presentations to train investigators, attorneys, and staff. The Digital Forensic Investigator will work in conjunction with the Digital Forensics Attorney to develop internal office protocols for the collection and analysis of electronically stored evidence.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For candidates with 1-5 years of directly relevant experience, the salary range for this position would be approximately $55,000-$80,000. Full-time employees are also eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision coverage; a 403(b) plan with employer contribution; a generous vacation, sick leave, and parental leave policy. More specific information about salary and benefits will be provided when and if an offer is extended.

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Device Extractions:
  • Collect, image, and analyze electronic device data utilizing forensic tools like Cellebrite, Magnet Forensics, and Encase
  • Assist attorneys and investigators in interpreting forensic reports provided by the digital forensic team and the prosecution
  • Utilize forensic tools to re-analyze data provided by the prosecution
Phone Records:
  • Read, analyze, and map records from service providers
  • Keep up to date on policies and accuracy of service provider business records
  • Identify patterns related to Internet Service Provider (ISP) and phone company compliance with subpoenas
  • Update phone company and ISP protocol on Investigator website
Social Media/Internet Service Provider Records:
  • Keep up to date on social media platforms and apps and their law enforcement policies, privacy policies/settings, and internal/external search capabilities (e.g. graph searches and Instagram searches)
  • Assist with social media preservation and analysis
  • Read and analyze IP logs
  • Understand computer networking and what we can access via subpoena under current law
  • Provide updates to the digital forensic team and the investigative staff on developments within the social media world
Litigation Support:
  • Prepare reports and/or exhibits for use in court
  • Provide testimony as needed in hearings/trials
  • Assist attorneys in understanding data and technical forensics in preparation for trial
  • Work on serious felony cases including homicide and other violent felonies
  • Operate with sensitive deadlines in a team-based environment
Hardware, Software, and Equipment Maintenance:
  • Maintain all hardware and software in the digital forensic lab and keep software licenses up to date including:
    • Mobile forensic hardware & licensing
    • Cell site analysis software license
    • Social media preservation software licensing
Education & Internal Communication
  • Attend trainings and conferences in the areas of forensics especially digital forensics
  • Attend monthly Forensic Practice Group meetings
  • Attend monthly Homicide Practice Meetings


Candidates must have:
  • Either a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Forensics, Computer Science or Programming, or the equivalent formal education and commensurate work experience
Candidates must demonstrate:
  • A high degree of computer literacy and familiarity with electronic devices
  • Experience with computer forensic concepts such as Unallocated Space, Slack Space, Swap File, Offset, MAC Times, Hashing, Cache, and Metadata
  • Strong understanding of Peer to Peer (P2P) technology
  • Experience with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, iOS, and Android operating systems
  • Ability to learn and keep abreast of developments in the following forensic tools and programs: Cellhawk, Cellebrite, Magnet Forensics, FTK (Forensic Toolkit), Encase, or other digital forensic tools
  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize information, and write reports
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and non-lawyers
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate, collaborate, and connect with people with various backgrounds, identities, and experiences
  • Ability to multitask, maintain order and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, under often unpredictable timeframes and deadlines
  • Commitment to social justice work, specifically on issues affecting low-income individuals impacted by the Criminal, Civil, and Family Court systems
  • Experience working in and with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically marginalized communities
  • Commitment to raising one’s cultural consciousness and challenging oppressive practices on an interpersonal and institutional level
  • Professional experience in a legal setting is preferred

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Posted: July 19, 2021

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