Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Computer Forensic Analyst G16

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Performs acquisitions, examinations, and analysis on digital evidence. Consults with Attorneys, Court Investigators, and Police Officers on cases. Analyzes and presents reports on cell tower records of evidentiary value. Completes thorough reports and provides guidelines on digital evidence findings. Presents expert testimonies on digital evidence for criminal trials and proceedings. Assists Investigators with legal processes for acquiring targeted digital data. Creates copies of digital evidence for Investigators. Assists Police Officers and Investigators with technology related problems. Researches forensic tools, software, and programs to augment investigations. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of digital forensics practices and procedures. Knowledge of computer systems and programs, software, and technology devices. Knowledge of both the state of Georgia and City of Columbus, Georgia laws. Skill in analyzing data and report writing. Skill in the use of Microsoft Windows, Office Suite. Skill in operating standard office equipment. Skill in problem solving, decision making, and making recommendations. Skill in oral and written communication.

 Minimum Educational and Training Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field is required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of computer forensics, usually interpreted to require two years of related experience. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

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