Employment Opportunity

Computer Forensics Examiner

Ventura County District Attorney, Ventura, California

Salary: $67,924.29 - $95,270.04 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The District Attorney's Office has one immediate opening for an Office Systems Coordinator III who will work as a Computer Forensic Examiner assigned to the High Tech Task Force (HTTF).

Under general direction of the HTTF supervisor, incumbent will provide technical assistance to department personnel in office automation systems. Specific to this assignment, Computer Forensic Examiners inspect legally seized electronic devices for digital evidence to present in court. The selected candidate will assist with search warrants, as well as crime scene, administrative, and criminal investigations. Incumbent will also be required to testify in court on the findings of his/her examinations. Specialized training in technical report writing, crime scene investigation, legal updates, and software/hardware topics will be provided. Work is performed primarily in an office environment; however, there will be a need to perform field duties as directed and some of the required training will involve out of state travel. The position works a Monday through Friday schedule, 8 AM to 5 PM, but hours and workdays may vary depending on a particular investigation.

The ideal candidate will have specialized knowledge of and experience with the principles and procedures used for investigative computer forensics including experience using software such as Cellebrite, Axoim, and EnCase, as well as different versions of Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems. The ideal applicant will also have experience writing complex reports in a manner that is easy to follow.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Completes forensic computer examinations to include: data recovery, damaged, fragmented, files, erased or hidden files; recovery of data from damaged or modified electronic devices.
  • Assists law enforcement in the field at crime scenes or investigative scenes to recover electronic evidence.
  • Prepares documentation to include forensic reports based on observations noted during forensic examinations.
  • Assists with criminal investigations and prepares cases for filing relating to technology crimes and crimes involving the internet.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, policies or other issuances pertaining to digital forensics or information privacy.
  • Preserves and maintains digital forensic evidence for analysis.
  • Develops plans for investigating alleged computer crimes, violations, or suspicious activity.
  • Prepares digital evidence to be provided to defense counsel for purposes of discovery or work closely with the defense team when digital evidence involves privileged communications.
  • Conducts research regarding new forensic techniques using new hardware or software.
  • Performs training and assistance to law enforcement personnel in the preparation and collection of electronic evidence.
  • Responsible for courtroom preparation and testimony related to computer forensics.
  • Acts as a liaison with other Local, State and Federal agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Extensive experience in automated office systems coordination which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required knowledge, skills and abilities may be obtained by completion of four (4) or more years of automated office systems coordination or related experience, including, but not limited to IT Security, e-Discovery, and computer incident response teams.
  • Independent travel is required for this position and therefore, a valid California driver license must also be maintained throughout employment.
  • Basic skills in computers and mobile devices
  • Experience installing and updating software
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with computer network, firewall and servers
  • Experience in forensic examinations of computers and related peripherals
  • Experience in IT Security, viruses, trojan horses and malware
  • Experience in product evaluation and procurement in the workplace
  • Experience in systems registry and system networks
  • Experience with video surveillance or security systems


Knowledge of:
  • Information technology including computers and related peripherals.
  • Principles and procedures used for investigative computer forensics.
  • A variety of software and hardware products, specifically forensic tools used in computer forensics examinations.
  • IT security, computer viruses, trojan horses and malware.
  • A wide range of electronic communication devices.
Skilled in:
  • Written and verbal communication both inside and outside the organization.
Ability to:
  • Use a variety of software and hardware products, specifically forensic tools used in computer forensics examinations.
  • Work with the systems registry.
  • Use multiple operating systems, such as SQLite.
  • Operate a wide range of electronic communication devices.
  • Tolerate exposure to images of a graphic and/or pornographic nature.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Conduct research into new software and technologies for the purposes of investigative forensics.
  • Learn new technologies and train users.
  • Oversee and support projects.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Work independently in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Effectively prepare written reports.

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Posted: April 14, 2022

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