The Computer Forensic Specialist conducts specialized computer forensic investigations by analyzing hardware and software for digital evidence and prepares evidentiary reports of findings. There are currently two vacancies located in our downtown Los Angeles headquarters, one with the Office of Inspector General, and the other with the Office of the General Counsel.
Conducts examinations and analysis of computer forensics and corresponding computer media to secure and recover data as digital evidence.
Carries, transports, and maintains a chain of evidence for computers, hardware, software, cell phones, and other digital devices of evidence.
Determines the most appropriate method of protecting original evidence and recovering deleted, erased, hidden and encrypted digital evidence.
Acquires forensic copies of original digital evidence using forensic hardware and software methods.
Prepares formal materials for presentation in a court of law and testifies as an expert witness.
Provides technical knowledge to investigators and attorneys.
May identify and recommend computer systems hardware, software, and forensic components to be procured for forensic investigation use.
Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships with central office and school administrators, principals, and personnel from outside agencies.
Making arrangements to perform these duties outside of regularly scheduled work hours.
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a closely related field, with four years of experience using current computer forensic hardware, software, and methodologies to conduct computer forensic examinations preferably involving criminal and/or child exploitation cases. Experience using FTK (Forensic Toolkit) is preferable.
A high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of experience using current computer forensic hardware, software, and methodologies to conduct computer forensic examinations preferably involving criminal and/or child exploitation cases. Experience using FTK (Forensic Toolkit) is preferable.
A valid California Driver License.
Use of an automobile.
Employees in the class are subject to call at any hour.
A Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Mobile Forensics Certified Examiner (MCFE) certification or comparable certification must be obtained within the probationary period.
Additional Salary Information: Insurance: District paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your dependents (at no added cost), as well as life insurance plans.
Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement Systems (CalPERS).
Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.
Paid Holidays: 12 days.