Employment Opportunity

Digital Evidence Examiner

Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Raleigh, North Carolina

Salary: Hiring Range: $25.54 - $43.41

Final Filing Date: October 8, 2021

Do you have experience as a Certified Digital Evidence Examiner working within an accredited crime laboratory or law enforcement agency? If so, the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification would like to meet you. We are seeking qualified applicants for our Digital Evidence Examiner position working within our crime lab.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Functions:
  • Conducts forensic examination of computers, other digital devices and media generated by computers to develop evidence of commission of a crime.
  • Plans, organizes, and devises the approach necessary to obtain useful forensic information from the evidence submitted.
  • Determines the most appropriate method for protecting original evidence and recovering hidden, deleted, erased, and encrypted data.
  • Unlocks and extracts cell phone data.
  • Coordinate's evidence transfers as needed.
  • Identifies, maintains, and secures necessary equipment for phone analysis.
  • Calibrates and maintains specialized equipment.
  • Validates equipment used within the unit.
  • Studies data generated during examinations to ensure the functionality of the equipment and screen for erroneous results.
  • Trains law enforcement officers and others regarding digital evidence handling.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in the computer/digital industry to effectively examine new types of digital evidence as may be submitted for analysis.
  • Prepares written reports regarding evidence analysis.
  • Review's casework in preparation for trial and provides direct testimony as an expert witness based on scientific judgment.
  • A criminal background and credit check will be conducted.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, digital forensics, cyber security, criminal justice, forensic science, or related field.
  • Certification through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) within 24 months of eligibility and/or employment.
  • A valid driver license and a "safe" driving record required.
Preferred Experience:
  • Work experience as a certified digital evidence examiner within an accredited crime laboratory or law enforcement agency.
  • Certification through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE).

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

  • Federal, state, and municipal laws, and scientifically accepted rules and procedures governing digital forensic examinations.
  • ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories
  • The rules, procedures, and laws of evidence.
  • The care and operation of digital forensic hardware and software.
  • Applying the principles and methods of the proper identification, collection, and preservation of digital evidence.
  • The use of digital forensic applications.
  • Providing expert testimony in digital evidence examination.
  • Make accurate scientific conclusions.
  • Work independently
  • Accomplish tasks and processes accurately and timely.
  • Make decisions without regard to personal prejudices, biases, and experiences.
  • Prepare and maintain precise records and reports.
  • Identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate, and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals either verbally or in-writing to ensure that they understand the information and the message.
Work Schedule:
  • Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 am - 5:15 pm; 24/7 phone availability

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Posted: September 13, 2021

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