Mesa County Sheriff’s Office – Colorado

Sworn Forensic Computer Analyst

Closes: 6/9/22



Uses the application of computer science and investigative procedures to identify, preserve, recover, and analyze digital evidence from computer systems, digital devices, and electronic storage media. This is a Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) sworn position.Essential Duties


(The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Mesa County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.) 

Conduct computer and mobile device forensic examinations, including preservation, acquisition, and analysis of digital evidence.

Acts as the Lead Forensic Computer Analyst within the department to help give direction to other civilian analysts.

Have a broad understanding of forensic equipment, forensic platforms, and open source tools.

Serve as a subject matter expert on technical matters relating to digital evidence and testify in court or at hearings as an expert witness in all aspects of electronic evidence. 

Prepare complex scientific reports, demonstrations, and complex technology related testimony in a clear and concise manner.

Prepare and process arrest warrants and make arrests.

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of chain of custody and industry best practices related to evidence handling.

Maintain an updated digital forensic lab which includes equipment maintenance and software upgrades. 

Analyze complex law enforcement problems with technological ties and develop strategies of investigation. 

Attend training to maintain competency and remain current with evolving technologies.

Prioritize work based upon urgency, sensitivity, and case magnitude.


Strong grasp of technical infrastructure including PC hardware, operating systems, network security and system logs, and mobile devices.

Strong interpersonal communication skills and written communications must be clear and effective.

Efficient multi-tasking abilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.  Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certification.

Possess or have the ability to obtain professional certification and training such as CFCE, BCERT, SCERS, ACE, MCFE, CCO, or/and CCPA.Supplemental Information


This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 100 pounds.

Work is generally confined to a standard office environment, with occasional field work required.

In compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the following items can be used as a determining factor in the starting and ongoing wage of an employee working in this position:   

  • A seniority system that rewards employees based on length of employment, or;
  • Education, training, or experience to the extent that they are reasonably related to the work in question.

This position is eligible for the Mesa County benefit package which includes the following;

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability