Illinois Department of Revenue – Springfield, IL

Computer Forensic Investigator

Official title: Information Systems Analyst II – Opt S

Closing date: 01/29/2020

Description of Duties/Essential Functions

Under administrative direction, functions as a senior computer forensic investigator; uses a variety of tools, techniques and forensic applications to investigate and evaluate information from computing devices; follows a standard set of procedures by physically isolating the device in question to make sure it cannot be accidentally contaminated and making a digital copy of the device’s storage media; conducts investigations on the digital copies; prepares written case reports describing evidence examined and results of observations and findings; forwards case reports to assigned agent for complete review and verification of examinations performed insuring that departmental policies and procedures are followed; singly performs complex functional and technical activities aiding investigative software and equipment; attends meetings and seminars on computer forensic techniques; receives instruction in the various methods used in the collection, preservation, handling, and receipt of physical evidence; and travels to conduct investigations, attend meetings and court hearings.

Minimum Requirements

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to four years of college with course work in computer science or directly related fields, supplemented by three years of professional experience in a related Information Technology field. Requires extensive knowledge of Information Technology concepts and theories, the theories and functions of computer systems, and the concepts and techniques of Information Technology documentation. Requires extensive knowledge of hardware and software, languages, and procedures to provide assigned technical and systematic services. Requires ability to effectively participate in and profit from continuing education, both in a formal and in-service training setting. Requires ability to exercise sound judgment in defining, evaluating and solving difficult problems where solutions may be of a precedent- establishing or research nature. Requires ability to gain and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials, associates, vendors, clients and others. Requires developed oral and written communication skills to present technical information to others with clarity and precision. Requires the ability to travel.

Specialized Skills: Requires a Computer Forensic Certification to be obtained within the first year of employment through a accredited college or university.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Classification Salary: $5,882-$9,006
Anticipated Starting Salary: $5,882

Work Hours:
  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Work Area and Location:
Illinois Department of Revenue
Bureau of Criminal Investigations/Computer Forensic Investigations
Willard Ice Building, 101 W. Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL
Sangamon County