Scottsdale Police Department, Arizona

Police Forensic Computer Examiner


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.  Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.
About The Position
The Police Forensic Computer Examiner Senior classification provides support to the Investigative Services Division and the Uniform Services Division in the collection and processing of various types of electronic evidence; preserves and analyzes data from electronic data sources, including laptop and desktop computers, mobile devices and other sources of audio and video; and performs related duties as required.

Selection Process
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview.  Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Psychological Testing
  • Background Investigation to include Polygraph

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science or closely related field.
  • Two years of work experience in computer forensics, mobile forensics, forensic audio/video analysis, or a related discipline.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.


  • International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) Certification or Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) from the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
  • SANS Windows Forensic Analysis FOR500 Global Information Assurance Certification in Computer Forensic Examination (GCFE).
  • Certified Forensic Video Analyst (CFVA), Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT) from the LEVA International, Inc. or Forensic Video Certification from International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Forensic Video Certification from International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) from the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
  • EnCase Certified Examiner program (EnCE).
  • Basic Computer Examination and Recover Training (BCERT) from National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI).
  • Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME).
  • Investigative experience.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver’s license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment.Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Assists the investigative and patrol staff in the identification, collection and analysis of all types of digital evidence including audio and video material, as well as electronically stored data.
  • Conducts examinations of digital evidence and assists with the preparation of electronic evidence for courtroom presentation.
  • Performs forensic analysis of cell phone and other mobile devices.
  • Ensures that audio and video evidence is collected in a manner that maintains its integrity and a proper chain of custody.
  • Assists with maintaining and monitoring the forensic server and digital forensic network.
  • Utilizes forensic techniques and forensic toolsets such as X-Way, Forensic Tool Kit (FTK), Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), Recon for Mac, Carbon, Tableau write-blockers and imagers, Cellebrite and other cell phone forensic tools.
  • Utilizes specialized equipment to process and clarify audio and video data files.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift and carry materials / equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.