Employment Opportunity

Police Digital Investigative Analyst

Ontario Police Department, Ontario, California

Salary: $90,771.12 - $110,281.56 Annually

Final Filing Date: Deadline for the first review of applications is February 17, 2023

Are you a cybersecurity professional searching for your next opportunity but don’t want to work for just any agency? If so, the Ontario Police Department (OPD) has the perfect opportunity for you! OPD is looking for an experienced and motivated Digital Investigative Analyst to join our Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Join our team and work for one of the fastest growing cities in California. In this role, you’ll use your technical expertise and highly specialized software to forensically analyze computers and other digital/data storage devices such as smart phones, tablets, storage devices/drives, and cloud computing systems and applications. This position conducts thorough examinations involving Internet and other technologies, specifically incidents involving exploitation of children, and possession/distribution of Child Sexual Assault Material (CSAM).

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The essential functions typically performed by the Police Digital Investigative Analyst include the following:
  • Conducts investigative analysis of computer hard drives and other digital storage media including smart phones, tablets, flash drives, external hard drives, cloud systems, networks and applications to extract, preserve and present evidence for use in criminal investigations.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, assembles, and disassembles computers, laptops, hard drives and other digital devices, to produce images for analysis purposes.
  • Designs and builds computers and peripheral devices as needed to meet internal technological demands related to digital forensics; maintains the functionality of assigned computers and peripheral equipment.
  • Assists in preparation of search and seizure warrants, court orders, and subpoenas; determines and recommends appropriate items to be seized based on search warrant details and relevant case law.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance in field investigations to ensure data and equipment are preserved; transports, stores, and maintains evidence according to established protocols.
  • Prepares investigative reports documenting the findings of the digital evidence analysis; provides expert testimony in court related to computer/digital analysis.
  • Researches and prepares policy and procedure manuals related to digital evidence collection from computers and digital storage devices.
  • Provides instructional assistance and training on proper procedures for seizure and collection of evidence from computers and other electronic devices, storage of digital evidence, use of digital forensic software, recent case studies, and any other training as needed.
  • Determines the most appropriate method of protecting original evidence and recovering deleted, erased, hidden and encrypted digital evidence; identifies and recommends computer systems hardware and software necessary for investigation use.
  • Prepares and maintains statistical and operational logs, records, and reports; maintains computerized databases related to the assigned investigative activities.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess:

  • Experience in examining digital media evidence in a law enforcement environment.
  • Possession of one of the following industry certifications: Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner (GCFE), Magnet Forensics Certified Examiner (MFCE).
  • Outstanding analytical skills and an innovative mindset.
  • The embodiment for the City's Approach to Public Service- Commitment to the Community, Achieving Excellence Through Teamwork, and Doing the Right Thing the Right Way.
  • The qualities of a 5 Tool Player – Leader, Thinker, Operator, Communicator, and Public Servant.


  • A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Additional related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • Two (2) years work experience in digital forensics and computer systems analysis, including the operation, maintenance and repair of computer systems.
  • Possession of one of the following industry certifications, Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner (GCFE), Magnet Forensics Certified Examiner (MFCE) or similar, may be substituted for one year of work experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Digital Forensics Computer Forensics, Digital Forensic Science, Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or a similarly related field. Prior experience working in a law enforcement environment.

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Posted: February 1, 2023

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