Employment Opportunity

Digital Forensic Investigator

Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California

Salary: $40.36 - $50.27 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

There is one current vacancy in the Student Safety Investigation Team. A Digital Forensic Investigator conducts specialized digital forensic investigations by analyzing hardware and software for digital evidence, prepares evidentiary reports of findings; and as needed, testifies as to findings.

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A Digital Forensic Investigator performs the following duties:
  • Conducts digital forensic investigations and scientific analysis of digital evidence to assist District investigators and/or management on student safety issues, fraud, collusion, and/or conflicts of interest.
  • Prepares technical reports detailing the evidence retrieval process and comprehensive final forensic reports detailing the results of the forensic investigation for investigators, prosecutors, and/or management.
  • Maintains a digital laboratory and assists in updating as necessary.
  • Collects and receives digital devices and maintains the chain of evidence by safely storing evidence and documenting the collection and storage of that evidence.
  • Disassembles, examines, and identifies computer systems, hardware components, and operational conditions of digital evidence subject to forensic analysis.
  • Determines the most appropriate method of protecting original evidence and recovering deleted, erased, hidden and encrypted digital evidence.
  • Assists in assembling, configuring, modifying, testing, maintaining, and preparing computers, digital forensics, and network equipment to support the continued operational use of digital devices.
  • Dismantles and rebuilds damaged equipment in order to recover lost data as needed.
  • Acquires forensic copies (mirror images) of original digital evidence using forensic hardware and software methods.
  • Traces URL (Internet) activity, websites visited, history logs, timelines, downloads and manipulations of data.
  • Prepares formal materials for presentation in a court of law and testifies as an expert witness.
  • Assists investigators and/or management officials by providing technical knowledge and assisting in field investigations.
  • Preserves, extracts, analyzes and compiles electronically stored information in response to litigation-related E-discovery requests and Public Records Act (PRA) requests received by the District, in conjunction with the District’s PRA Unit and other stakeholders.
  • Identifies and recommends computer systems hardware, software, and forensic tools and components to be procured for forensic investigation use.
  • Develops and maintains forensic investigation procedures and guides.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis for up to two years, provided that the requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent is met.
  • Four years of experience using current computer forensic hardware, software, and methodologies to conduct digital forensic examinations preferably regarding criminal, civil, serious policy violations and/or child exploitation cases. Experience using forensic software such as FTK (Forensic Toolkit), Nuix or EnCase is preferable.
  • A valid California Driver License.
  • Use of an automobile.
  • A Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Mobile Forensics Certified Examiner (MCFE) certification or comparable certification must be obtained within the probationary period.
  • Employees in the class are subject to call at any hour.
Desirable Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate possesses the technical ability to find, extract, and recover electronic data, including that which has been deleted, erased, fragmented, hidden, or encrypted. S/he communicates investigative findings clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing. S/he has experience with digital forensic software including Nuix, Blackbag Technologies, Axiom, eDiscovery, and Encase.
  • The ideal candidate has work experience in settings that address matters of child abuse and/or student safety. S/he displays strong interpersonal skills and maintains a respectful rapport with others. S/he is able to remain open-minded and unbiased while considering and offering constructive feedback. The candidate is able to work efficiently and independently, with direction, to produce accurate, timely, and thorough reports of findings. S/he engages in opportunities to stay current with advances in technology and software. Finally, the candidate commits to preserving integrity and confidentiality in all aspects of investigations.

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Posted: November 4, 2021

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