Pembroke Pines Police Department – Florida

Forensic Examiner I

Closes: When Filled

Under administrative & technical direction, the purpose of the position is to perform a variety of highly technical digital/video forensic examinations in support of criminal & administrative investigations undertaken by the Pembroke Pines Police Department.


Applicant must be able to:  

Write technical reports exhibiting correct grammar and spelling skills. Read and comprehend technical articles, manuals, law statutes and legal opinions. Disassemble and reassemble a computer, restore to running order. Orally communicate technical presentations in court and to a large audience. Must be a motivated self learner, possess good interpersonal skills, and be able to work under varying degrees of supervision in a team enviroment.  Must be able to cope with objectionable images, disturbing situations (crime scenes) and be willing to work with biohazard evidence. Must be physically able to work in tight/confined spaces to include high places.


Requirements: Training and Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience practicing digital/video forensic examinations for a law enforcement agency. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. The degree requirement may be substited by technical occupational experience and training to include industry certification in digital/video forensics science, computer science/technician, information technology/technician, cellular communication technology/technician, video production/processing, or other technically related fields. This position may require extensive training and apprenticeship with limited travel for the first two years of service. (Must provide proof at time of submitting application.)

Special Requirements

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Applicant shall have a thorough understanding of: Practice of digital/video forensics, including but not limited to the collection, processing, preservation, analysis, and the presentation of digital/video evidence, industry best practices and their day-to-day applications. Computer hardware, software, computer networking and use of the Internet. Legal issues for digital/video evidence as it relates to search and seizure laws and the examination of the evidence. State and federal rules of evidence, civil and criminal judicial systems, the litigation process and legal procedures. The scientific process and the general principles for forensic examinations.

Miscellaneous Information

Submit POLICE EMPLOYMENT application with original signatures and required documents to: Human Resources, 3rd Floor, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 Applications are available at the Security Desk or visit our web site at Interested employees must complete an Updated Application Form for Employees and submit with resume to Human Resources. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations please contact Human Resources. The City of Pembroke Pines is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace