West Virginia State Police – Morgantown, WV

Digital Forensic Analyst 

Position is for Digital Forensic Analyst with job classification as Information Systems Specialist I

Under direct supervision, performs entry level technical work in installing, implementing, maintaining computers, and software that have multiple applications. May specialize in an area of technical expertise such as networking technologies, data communications, hardware support, software support, training or information technology, forensic examinations, and conducting investigations.

Serves as a forensic examiner responsible for planning, coordinating and directing forensic activities; inventories and examines computer-related evidence such as magnetic media storage devices, floppy/hard disks, optical disks, memory cards and magnetic strip cards. Provides technical guidance and assistance to investigators to prevent data and equipment damage. Trains federal, state and local law enforcement personnel on computer examination/investigation techniques. May be required to testify in court on the procedures and methods used to obtain data.

FOR FORENSIC IT SPECIALIST POSITIONS Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 20 semester hours in computer science, information technology, information systems analysis, information management, mathematics, computer engineering, electrical/electronic engineering or other directly related field.

Minimum Qualifications (cont’d) Substitution: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and two years full-time or equivalent part-time paid law enforcement investigative experience involving the recovery of evidence from computers or other storage media may be substituted for the 20 semester hours in the specific disciplines.

Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in information technology forensic investigations or in computer systems analysis of accounting/auditing systems. Substitution: Possession of one of the following certifications may substitute for the experience: A+ Certification Personal Computer Hardware Course; Network+ Certification; FBI Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) Field Examiner Certification Course; or basic computer forensic training from a recognized training facility.

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