Sheriff’s Computer Forensic Examiner
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking a Computer Forensic Examiner to assist the High Tech Task Force (HTTF).
Under general direction of the HTTF supervisor, provides technical assistance to department personnel in office automation systems. Specific to this assignment, Computer Forensic Examiners inspect legally seized storage media for digital evidence. Assists with search warrants, crime scenes, administrative and criminal investigations, and testifies in court.
Specialized training in report writing, crime scene investigation, legal updates, and software/hardware topics will be provided. Work is performed primarily in an office environment; however, there will be a need to perform field duties as directed and some of the required training will involve out of state travel. The position works a Monday through Friday schedule, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, however, hours and workdays may vary depending on particular investigations. An alternative work schedule may be available.
The ideal candidate will have specialized knowledge of and experience with the principles and procedures used for investigative computer forensics including experience using software such as EnCase and FTK, as well as different versions of Windows, Mac and other operating systems.
PAYROLL TITLE: Office Systems Coordinator III
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Sheriff / Major Crime Investigations
Office Systems Coordinator III is represented by Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for these positions only. There is one (1) anticipated Regular vacancy.
OPENING DATE: August 21, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Performs computer and cell phone forensic examinations; conducts thorough examinations of computer hard disk drives, and other electronic data storage media
- Recovers and restores damaged and fragmented files, erased or hidden data, and damaged to modified storage devices;
- Uses forensic software applications to analyze electronic media;
- Identifies evidence of computer crimes such as the theft and sabotage of data; unlawful access of data and systems; fraudulent use of bank, credit, and telecommunications accounts; and the trafficking of pornography;
- Prepares computer forensics’ reports based on observations noted during forensic examinations;
- Assists with criminal investigations and prepares case files related to technology crimes;
- Performs training and provides assistance to law enforcement personnel in the preparation and collection of electronic evidence;
- Prepares for courtroom testimony related to computer forensics;
- Liaisons with other local, state and federal agencies; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
There are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Extensive experience in automated office systems coordination preferably in computer forensic examination which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required knowledge, skills and abilities also can be obtained by completion of pertinent office systems coursework with four (4) or more years of related experience.
- College degree in Information Technology
- Forensic examinations of computers, cell phones and related peripherals
- Various software used for investigative computer forensics, (i.e. EnCase, FTK)
- Various hardware used for the extraction of information from cellular devices (i.e., Celle-Brite, Lantern, XRY)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Through knowledge of: modern office procedures and automated equipment; procedures used for computer and cell phone forensic examination; a variety of software and hardware products used in forensic examination; Knowledge of IT security, computer viruses, Trojan horses and malware; automated systems registry.
Working ability to: view and tolerate exposure to images of a graphic and/or pornographic nature; develop and maintain effective working relations with others; effectively produce written reports; communicate effectively in an oral manner; testify in court. Recruitment Process
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another “merit” or “civil service” public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a “merit” or “civil service” style examination, then appointment by “Lateral Transfer” may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader)for additional information.
Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant’s qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
NOTE: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questionnaire.
ORAL EXAMINATION – 100%: A job-related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: PRIOR TO ACTUAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY SHERIFF’S HUMAN RESOURCES WHICH MAY ALSO INCLUDE A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS MAY BE A BASIS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST. TO SPEAK TO A SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE CONCERNING THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS, CALL (805) 654-2375.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Gerald Chambers by e-mail to Gerald.Chambers@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 477-1921.