South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division – Columbia, SC

Special Agent – Computer Crimes

Closes: 02/23/2020

Job Responsibilities

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is searching to fill a Special Agent position in our Forensic Services – Computer Crimes Unit to conduct comprehensive analysis of all types of digital forensic examinations, interpret results of analysis and present information in court via written reports. 

General Responsibility:
Serve as a Special Agent in SLED’s Computer Crimes Unit. Participates in the detection of crime and enforcement of criminal laws related to the use of computers on the internet. Plans, conducts and completes examinations of difficult crimes and administrative cases, or conducts portions of difficult investigations/examinations. Performs tasks supporting law enforcement; or works in specific program area.

Specific Duties:Conduct Investigations
•Participate in gathering and developing material facts and obtaining supporting information relating to violations or possible violations of state or federal law by interviewing or interrogating suspects, victims and witnesses to crimes or relevant matters.
•Examine records, collect physical and documentary evidence and establish necessary contacts with other law enforcement officials and the public.
•Participate in conducting investigation of crimes through the use of or against computers or other technological devices.
•Report information; prepare an investigative report that accurately depicts the investigation and information regarding the investigation; provide courtroom testimony; provide statistics regarding computer related crimes.

Conduct examinations:
•Participate in the forensic examination of seized electronic devices.
•Examine electronic devices on scene or in a laboratory and obtain supporting information relating to violations or possible violations of state or federal law.
•Report information; prepare an examination report that accurately depicts the findings of electronic devices submitted; provide courtroom testimony.

Support Program Areas:
•Perform various support tasks related to training, communication, special assignments and other functional areas of responsibility.
•Perform related administrative duties as required. Assists law enforcement agencies in legal preparation of search warrants, subpoenas, etc. to obtain all relevant electronic media as evidence for criminal prosecution.Minimum and Additional Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university.

Proficient use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Software.

Above average knowledge of computer operations and a working knowledge of the internet, e-mail, social media.

Certification as a Class I law enforcement officer or have the ability to become a Class I law enforcement officer from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy or the equivalent from another State.

Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance.

Must be able to obtain competency and maintain proficiency in the appropriate categories of testing or job functions.

Primary work environment consists of working in a laboratory setting Monday-Friday, with some off-site work and periodic emergency call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Position has minimal overnight travel for training/conferences.

Must be able to lift items of evidence up to 40 pounds.Preferred Qualifications

Prefer experience in interview and interrogations.