Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office – Conroe, Texas

Digital Forensic Examiner

Closes: 03/11/2020


The Digital Forensic Examiner will work closely with investigators on varied investigations requiring the forensic examinations of digital evidence.  This type of examination also includes the physical and digital extraction of data related to a criminal offense and would require proper security/legal discretion and dissemination regarding sensitive material. Primary Job Duties

  • The examination of digital evidence to include, but not limited to: cell phones, computers, tablets, skimmers, GPS devices, DVRs, and/or surveillance equipment
  • The Digital Forensic Examiner will remain current on laboratory accreditation standards, processing techniques, and any changes in legislation to insure compliance with discipline standards and state and federal laws. 
  • The Examiner will be required to report the findings and provide testimony of examinations as an expert witness during criminal trials.
  • The Examiner will be responsible for various administrative duties in maintaining records of cases worked, calibration and/or renewal agreements of specialized equipment software
  • The Digital Forensic Examiner will be considered the Technical Leader of the Digital Forensic Section and will be asked to assist in the preparation of the sections’ policies and procedures
  • This position will provide technical support, case management to include communication with investigating personnel, submitting agencies, and/or prosecutorial representatives regarding requests.  This will also include data transfer and training of agency personnel on the use of external software, programs, and devices utilized for digital examination.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

  • Must hold current Texas (TCOLE) Peace Officer’s License with a current training status
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years’ experience with digital forensics
  • Candidate must possess the following certifications or their equivalent: Cellebrite Mobile Certification, EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, and DVR Examiner
  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics, Computer Science, or similar field of study preferred
  • Familiarity in multiple products such as Cellebrite, UFED 4PC, Physical Analyzer, Magnet Forensics/AXIOM & Internet Evidence Finder Tools, X-Ways, DVR Examiner, EnCase, and/or other equivalent products preferred
  • Should be experienced or knowledgeable in microscopic examinations
  • Must be knowledgeable in the rules of digital and physical science
  • Must possess experience with computer programming and network operations
  • Must possess experience with video retrieval
  • Be willing to commit to serve 3 years in the Digital Forensic Examiner position
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize while working with confidential and restricted information
  • Must be able to successfully complete the MCSO Deputy Readiness Course and pass the MCSO firearms qualification with an 80% or better
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of the contiguous United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a background investigation
  • Must possess a current valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance with no more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years
  • Must have favorable employment history.  All information given regarding past employment will be thoroughly checked
  • No conviction above a Class B Misdemeanor or a Class B Misdemeanor within the last 10 years nor have been on or currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense
  • Applicant will be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and U.S. national records and fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record and, may be subject to polygraph testing

Supplemental Information

Testing Information: Applicants must be able to take and pass the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Clerical Testing. All clerical testing is facilitated in the MCSO HR and Recruiting Division Offices at: 1 Criminal Justice Dr., Conroe, Texas, 77301. Test score requirements for this position are:

  • Police Officer Selection Test (POST): 70% on each section
  • Job Task Simulation course: 3:42

Shift Hours: Must be able to work all shifts: evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and be on call and scene-responsive.

Additional Information:
 This is a sworn Deputy position.  Compensation is based on documented years of full-time service with TCOLE. 

After receiving a conditional offer of employment applicant must pass the following before becoming an employee of Montgomery County:

  • a drug screen (1/2 cost = $20.00, responsibility of applicant)
  • a physical agility test (1/2 cost = $22.50, responsibility of applicant)
  • a medical non-DOT physical (responsibility of applicant)
  • a psychological exam with our selected psychologist (responsibility of applicant, $200.00)

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the general purpose, types of duties, and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.