Employment Opportunity

Digital Forensic Examiner

Decatur Police Department, Decatur, Illinois

Salary: $65,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

This is a non-sworn position with no arrest authority or authorization to carry a firearm. This position supports police investigations through technical forensic examination of digital and multi-media evidence for evidentiary value. The hours and workdays vary for this position and could require responding outside of regular work hours.

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Major Duties - These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Analyzes cellular historical records.
  • Interprets examination results.
  • Forms and documents conclusions in reports.
  • Obtains and executes search warrants on seized evidence.
  • Maintains records.
  • Ensures proper chain of custody of digital and multimedia evidence and related property.
  • Testifies as a witness in court.
  • May entail responses to crime scenes to collect or advise in the collection of digital and multi-media evidence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Knowledge & Skills
  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security or a related field, or digital forensic certifications covering cellular devices and/or computers is preferred. Also accepted: two years of professional experience in digital forensic examinations or law enforcement investigations or an equivalent combination of work experience, certifications, and education.
  • Be 21 years of age or older and possess and maintain a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card or ability to obtain FOID card upon hire.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check, have sound moral character, no felony convictions and no associations with gang, drug or criminal activity.
  • Submit to being fingerprinted and having an annual criminal history check.
  • Obtain less than full-access Law Enforcement Agency Data System (LEADS) certification upon employment and maintain this certification throughout employment.
  • Ability to complete all training required for the position.
  • Employees shall reside within the corporate limits of Macon County or within the corporate limits of any municipality extending into Macon County. Upon original appointment, such appointees may reside outside said limits but shall be required as a condition of continued employment to comply with said residency requirement within twelve (12) months.

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Posted: January 9, 2023

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