Chester County District Attorney’s Office – West Chester Pennsylvania

Forensic Analyst

Closes: 03/31/2020

Summary

The Forensic Analyst is responsible for examining computers, cellular telephones,  and other electronic devices to recover data; analyzing data recovered during examinations, drawing conclusions, and formulating reports; working with various law enforcement agencies to review recovered data, reports, and findings/conclusions; and expanding and refining findings and conclusions, as necessary.

A criminal background check is required.Essential Duties

  • Examine computers and related devices including cellular telephones, tablet devices, and other portable communications  and computing devices.
  • Examine devices/systems that involve electronic data storage such as video systems, cameras, and gaming systems.
  • Analyze data recovered during device examinations and develop relevant findings/conclusions.
  • Write examination and analysis reports that include relevant findings/conclusions.
  • Work with prosecutors, defense attorneys, and law enforcement officers to prepare cases for court hearings and trials.
  • Testify in court as required.
  • Be a technical resource for law enforcement officers and prosecutors as they author criminal complaints, search warrants, court orders, and other legal processes.
  • Provide assistance to other agencies on the technical aspects of investigations.
  • Perform other duties, tasks, and special projects, as required.

Qualifications/Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of computer forensic examination experience in a law enforcement environment.
  • Current Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification from, or comparable professional certification(s) in the field of digital forensics
  • Strong working knowledge of specialty hardware and software commonly used in computer and cellular telephone forensics.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer forensic  procedures, data recovery processes, and standard best practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows family of operating systems, Mac family of operating systems, computer  networks, and computer hardware.
  • Strong working  knowledge of common mobile device operating systems
  • Strong background in information technology.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of County management.
  • Ability to work with all levels of law enforcement agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to work independently,  proceed with objectives, and carry tasks to completion.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and handle confidential matters.
  • Ability to work on various teams and committees.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Current or former law enforcement officer or a minimum of three (3) years of experience supporting law enforcement or similar organization.
  • Working knowledge of investigations involving computers, cellular telephones, tablet devices, and other electronic devices and electronic storage media.
  • Strong working  knowledge of common non-forensic analytical software.

Additional Information

Computer Skills:
In addition to the above mentioned computer skills, to perform this job successfully, an individual should have:

  • Advanced skills in all Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to comprehend the fundamentals of other software programs; as needed.