North Carolina Department of Information Technology – Raleigh

Forensic Investigator

Closes: 03/13/2020

~This vacancy is open to current North Carolina State employees or previous State employees with unexpired RIF priority reemployment rights.~ 

The Department of Information Technology (DIT) serves as the Technology Center for the State of NC. Services that DIT provides reach a client base of state and local government agencies, as well as schools, colleges and universities.  This position is located in Department of Information Technology – Public Safety Information Security Office under the direct supervision of the Agency Enterprise Risk and Security Director. The Information Security Office is one of five core IT Sections that reside within DIT – Public Safety. The core sections are Application Development, Quality Assurance, Technical Services, Network Services and the Information Security Office. The IT Security & Compliance Specialist I will serve as the primary forensic investigator for employee investigations. This position also serves as a backup for other ISO functions.

Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Receive, collect, evaluate, preserve and analyze data evidence in our Computer Forensic Lab
  • Examine, prioritize and organize incoming assignments while determining appropriate course of action
  • Use Cellebrite and FRED forensic equipment to extract data evidence
  • High ethical standards, integrity and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information is paramount
  • Proven ability to work under stress in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to handle pressure coming from all directions at one time
  • Responsible for training new employees in forensic investigations. Create training materials as well as policies and procedures
  • Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations
  • Strong team-oriented interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interface with a wide variety of people
  • Ensure that DPS is conducting its business in full compliance with all Federal regulations and State laws
  • Collaborate with others to create strategic plans for accomplishing objectives
  • Communicate policy and compliance-related subject matter to employees across a employees across all divisions of the organization
  • Identify opportunities for improvement based on regulatory or industry specific changes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies***To receive credit for your work experience and credentials, you must document on your application that you possess all of the following:***         

  • Experience working in a Public Safety / Law Enforcement environment
  • Experience conducting forensic examinations in a forensic lab setting using Cellebrite equipment to preserve and analyze data evidence
  • Experience working with CJLEADS, OPUS and DCI applications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or an Information Security degree or closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year experience in IT Security; or

Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in IT Security or closely related area; or

Associate’s degree in Information Systems Security from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in IT Security or closely related area; or

An equivalent combination of education and experience.