Massachusetts Attorney General’s Criminal Bureau – Boston, MA

Digital Evidence Analyst

Job Description:

Digital Evidence Analyst I
Criminal Bureau/Digital Evidence Laboratory

Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for a highly motivated individual with a commitment to public service to join the Digital Evidence Laboratory (DEL) within the Criminal Bureau. The DEL is a statewide unit, based in Boston, composed of forensic technicians and support personnel tasked with collecting and analyzing mobile devices, computers, media, and data from networks and third-party providers. Additionally, DEL personnel lead cyber initiatives across Massachusetts and the country designed to improve law enforcement’s ability to collect and analyze digital evidence and investigate the cyber components of criminal activity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and collect digital evidence in the field;
  • Preserve electronic data from computer systems, mobile devices, computer media, and servers in accordance with industry best practices;
  • Examine digital evidence in support of criminal investigations;
  • Testify in state and federal courts as a witness;
  • Complete initial competency and annual proficiency examinations;
  • Comply with DEL policies and industry best practices for forensic examinations of digital evidence.

Applicants may be required to work on sensitive and confidential investigations, including cases involving the sexual exploitation of children. Applicants will be required to travel to offsite evidence scenes and be on call during non-traditional work hours, as needed. Ongoing training in computer forensics will be required.

Position Type: Full-time/Exempt

Salary: $60,000 – $62,000, commensurate with experience

When applying for this position, you will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume.

The application deadline for this posting is February 17, 2020.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Chris Kelly, Lab Director
Digital Evidence Lab
(617) 963-2146

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

Job Qualifications:

Applicants must demonstrate a strong knowledge of computer systems, networks, mobile devices, and the digital forensic process. Knowledge, training, and experience in the area of criminal investigations is highly desired. Two to four years of experience in digital forensics is required. Experience with software applications used in the acquisition and analysis of digital evidence is required. Familiarity with X-Ways Forensics and Nuix is strongly desired, as is experience examining mobile devices. Applicants must have strong writing and communication skills and should be able to work under strict deadlines. Applicants must have a willingness to pursue appropriate certifications. Applicants must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail, and possess professional verbal and written communication skills. Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making. A valid Massachusetts Driver’s License is required. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.