Redlands Police Department – California

Digital Forensics Examiner

Closes: 5/18/22


Under general supervision, performs highly specialized technical work in the examination, identification, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence related to law enforcement investigations.Examples of Duties

  • Conducts forensic examinations of digital devices, computer systems, storage media, and electronic storage devices to obtain evidence contained within;
  • Determines methods and techniques appropriate for extracting data from a variety of digital evidence items;
  • Restores recoverable deleted data and accesses password-protected and secured files;
  • Preserves and copies original media;
  • Prevents the transference of  viruses, destructive programs, and inadvertent writes to and from the original media;
  • Exposed to crime scenes and participates in investigations;
  • Disassembles and images various electronic storage devices;
  • Identifies evidence of computer crimes such as the theft and sabotage of data and unlawful access of data and systems;
  • Prepare reports documenting examination procedures and results;
  • Research and prepare procedure manuals related to assignment;
  • Provide training to other staff in areas of seizure and collection of evidence from computers or other electronic devices;
  • Maintains specialized equipment; 
  • Forms and articulates expert opinions based on analysis, provides expert testimony in depositions, trials, and other proceedings; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • College level coursework from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Systems or a closely related field.  A Bachelor’s degree  with major coursework in Computer Information Systems or a closely related field is desirable.   For coursework or degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.  


  • Three years of experience in digital forensics, computer system analysis and/or operation, and maintenance and repair of computer systems.
  • Experience working in a law enforcement agency is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession and maintenance of an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
  • Possession of a certification in digital forensics is desirable.

Special Requirements:

Essential functions and duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to work in a standard office environment and outside; ability to travel to different sites and locations;
  • Regularly required to talk or hear.  Regularly required to sit, stand walk, reach, twist, turn, kneel, bend, and stoop.
  • Required to grasp, use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination.  
  • Requires near, far, and color vision in viewing crime scenes and evidence.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds;
  • May be required to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Supplemental Information


Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application material that they meet the minimum qualifications of the position. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the positions may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant’s skills, training, and experience for the position. 

Employment application must be completed and submitted online.  Applicants must list current and past work experience.  Do not indicate “See Resume”. 

Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted online with your application.  Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education, certification, and/or license to each position for which they apply.  

The following documents are required for this position:

1. Transcripts Must Be Attached.

2. Digital Forensic Certification, if in possession.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the application deadline.

Failure to provide all required documents will result in elimination from the selection process.

Please note, the City of Redlands’ preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which may include a drug/alcohol screening depending upon job classification).  The City of Redlands utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Beatris “Betty” Ordaz @