Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department – Charlotte, North Carolina

Digital Forensics Analyst

Closing: 03/02/2020

Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a highly respected law enforcement agency, both in our community and nationally. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to develop partnerships with our citizens in order to prevent the next crime, and to enhance the quality of life within our community always treating people with fairness and respect. The department employs nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians serving a jurisdiction with close to 1 million people. Our employees are men and women from diverse backgrounds interested in meeting the needs of and serving an equally diverse community.  The men and women of the CMPD are committed to providing the very best service possible and maintaining the high level of confidence this community has in us.


The Digital Forensics Analyst works under general supervision and performs work by conducting research, extracting and collecting data to determine the relevance and validity of information regarding ongoing investigations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accepts & receipts submitted evidence
  • Maintains chain of custody on submitted evidence
  • Regularly conducts forensic examinations of digital evidence in laboratory environment
  • Documents examination results & transmits results to submitting authority
  • Submits all records as required by Departmental rules / regulations / other directives
  • Provides court testimony regarding results of analysis & prepares courtroom presentations
  • Maintain laboratory equipment in operational readiness for variety of forensic tasks
  • Responsible for proper use / maintenance / necessary replacement / security of all personally issued equipment
  • Responsible for proper documentation / routing / dissemination of all messages & information as received
  • Responsible for effectively instructing law enforcement officers in proper identification / collection / submission of criminal evidence relating to digital forensics
  • Regularly attend training courses obtaining & maintaining required certifications
  • Assist team members with after-hours response assisting with evidence collection & processing

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of Windows & Mac operating systems / network hardware & IP address schemes / hardware & software troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of investigative & laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of law enforcement practices & procedures
  • Ability to interpret findings & prepare scientific reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally & in writing
  • Ability to perform essential tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to take on additional duties & responsibilities
  • Ability to impartially work with explicit sexual / violent / child exploitation material
  • Ability to work days / evenings / nights / holidays / weekends
  • Ability to work rotating call back schedule requiring overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using relevant forensics tools:
    • Cellebrite
    • Encase
    • Forensics ToolKit
    • IEF
    • Black Bag products / etc.
  • CompTIA A+ or Network+ Certifications
  • Experience working with ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Additional experience described below may be substituted for required training on year for year basis:
    • Successful completion of twelve credit hours or equivalent in discipline recognized training may substitute for one year of required training
    • Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in computer forensics / computer systems analysis / operation / maintenance / repair of computer systems
    • Twelve hours of computer science / digital forensics may substitute for one year of experience


  • $66,047 – $82,559; Commensurate with Experience

General Information:

  • The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees. Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits
  • The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace