Crime Analyst – Digital Evidence
Digital Evidence sections are located in the Tallahassee and Tampa labs only.
To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants will be considered trainees unless they have relevant forensic experience and an assessment by FDLE is satisfactorily completed. All qualified applicants are placed into a hiring pool. As vacancies become available, you may be contacted for an interview.
Minimum Qualifications: (1) A bachelor or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in computer engineering, computer science, computer forensics, physics, mathematics or other scientific fields; or (2) a bachelor or advanced degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in the area of digital investigations.
An official transcript is needed to confirm your qualifications for this position. If applying for multiple forensic laboratory positions, only one set of official, sealed transcripts is required.
- TRANSCRIPTS MUST STATE THAT THE DEGREE HAS BEEN AWARDED.
- OFFICIAL, SEALED TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please notify us if your last name has changed from what is on the transcript.
- Your application will only be processed after all materials are received.
- Transcripts should be mailed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attention: Office of Human Resources-Lab Applicant, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee FL 32302-1489.
Current FDLE members must notify the Office of Human Resources when applying by sending an email to the FDLE employment mailbox (Jobs@fdle.state.fl.us) to remain active in the internal pool.
Duties & Responsibilities:Analyze diverse items of digital media using forensic software and hardware to acquire/extract the data from the digital media. Highly technical processes are utilized to extract data from damaged and/or locked devices. .
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory. Knowledge of the procedure for packaging, handling and preserving evidence. Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment. Ability to analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing. Ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Notes: Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy guidelines. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. Training may take place outside of assigned region. This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position.
To learn more about FDLE, visit http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Employment-Information/Careers.aspx.