Digital Forensics Investigator

US Government, District Attorney

Washington County’s District Attorney’s Office is currently seeking a Digital Forensics Investigator to join the team!  

The Position 
The Digital Forensics Investigator uses a variety of highly specialized software and technical skills to forensically analyze computers and other digital / data storage devices such as smart phones, tablets, storage devices / drives, and cloud computing systems and applications.  The position works cooperatively with a variety of law enforcement, corrections, and criminal prosecution professionals during all phases of any digital analysis and investigation process.

Ideal Candidate
Looking for a highly technical and analytical expert in the field of computer forensics.  The ideal candidate would have some experience working with law enforcement, laws and is certified to industry standards in many applicable certifications (see minimum qualification section) required to compete for this position. Knowledge of the following is preferred:

  • Principles, methods, procedures and operational characteristics of a wide variety of computer systems and digital evidence, including computer equipment, internal computer processes, operating systems, application software, utility programs, storage devices, electronic mail systems, Microsoft Office applications, Apple operating system applications, and intrusion tools.
  • Information systems security, network architecture, general database concepts, document management, and hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Computer forensic methodologies, protocols and tools.
  • Accepted methods of digital evidence collection, evidence preservation, and chain of custody issues.
  • Oregon criminal laws and procedures, including search and seizure laws.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all of the hiring criteria described in the minimum qualifications. 

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