Digital Forensics Examiner

US Government, Police Department

***This position is Open Until Filled***

Interview: As Needed

The City of Santa Maria is hiring for a Digital Forensics Examiner to support our Police Department.  The position: Under general direction, performs specialized forensic computer and digital device examinations; preserves original evidence and performs other related duties as required. Incumbents are expected to perform at an advanced level in the full range of investigative IT forensic work, exercising a high degree of independent judgement, providing project oversight, and performing the most complex assignments that require extensive knowledge and proficiency.

WHO WE ARE:

The City of Santa Maria is a full-service City with a City Council/City Manager form of government with over 700 employees, and serves approximately 108,000 constituents. The City of Santa Maria is located on the beautiful central coast of California and covers over 23 square miles. The City has a harmonious balance of maintaining coastal and agricultural lands while promoting business. Santa Maria has been recognized nationally as an All-America City by the National Civic League and offers reasonably priced housing, community festivals, quality schools, and is in close proximity to beaches, cultural arts, a local airport, wineries, and higher education institutions.

WHAT WE DO:
The Santa Maria Police Department strives to protect and serve all those who live, work, and/or visit Santa Maria. This is accomplished by working in cooperation with the community, promoting safety and enforcing the law. The Digital Forensics Examiner is an individual contributor role that provides critical support to police officers/detectives during investigations by using a variety of highly specialized software and technical skills to forensically analyze computers and other digital/data storage devices such as smart phones, tablets, social media platforms, and cloud computing systems and applications.  The position works cooperatively with a variety of law enforcement and criminal prosecution professionals during all phases of any digital analysis and investigation process.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with cyber security fundamentals, have a technical background including experience using cutting edge technology to acquire and manage digital evidence for law enforcement agencies. They will display strong communication skills in order to support investigations at all levels including writing comprehensive reports for broad audiences, providing professional support to outside law enforcement agencies, and providing courtroom testimony.  

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Highly motivated and driven (self-starter)
  • Team player
  • Flexible and adapt well to changing work environment
  • Maintain composure in difficult situations/work well under pressure
  • Detail Oriented
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