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Forensic Scientist - Digital Evidence, Richmond, VA, USA

Post Posted: Feb 23, 16 19:26


Working Title: Forensic Scientist - Digital & Multimedia Evidence - CF016
Role Title: For Sci Spec III/F Scintist II - 69133
Job Open Date: 02/22/2016
Job Close Date: 03/14/2016
Open Until Filled: No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No
Hiring Range: $51,142- $85,558
Agency: Dept of Forensic Science (778)
Agency Website: http://www.dfs.virginia.gov/
Location: Richmond (City) - 760
Position Number: CF016
Job Posting Number: 1009640
Type of Recruitment: General Public - G
Does this position have telework options?: No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No
Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band: 05
Job Description:

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is seeking a qualified candidate to perform Digital & Multimedia evidence analyses at the Central Regional Laboratory, located in Richmond, Virginia. The candidate will receive and process forensic evidence, independently perform analyses, use knowledge of methodologies, techniques and instrumentation related to electronic information stored on a variety of computer and mobile devices, and data storage media; interpret results and prepare reports of findings for use by the Criminal Justice System; prepare court exhibits and testify in court as an expert witness. The selected candidate for this position will encounter data containing sensitive or explicit content. Occasional overnight travel is required and employee will provide own transportation as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, forensic science, natural science, or closely related field;
• Completion of a documented training program and/or demonstration of competency in computer and mobile device, and data storage media examination;
• Knowledge of the basic principles of digital & multimedia evidence acquisition and analysis;
• Experience providing expert witness testimony in courts of law and knowledge of criminal court procedures and rules of evidence;
• Ability to work independently, set priorities, work efficiently, keep accurate records, effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise manner, and defend scientific findings in court;
• Ability to accurately perform analysis, interpret data, and develop conclusions;
• Experience working in a laboratory, using basic laboratory equipment and scientific instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Digital forensic (e.g. computer, mobile) certification by an international association;
• Experience working in an accredited forensic science laboratory and/or familiarity with ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation criteria;
• Ability to explain technical concepts in a manner that is simple, concise and accessible to all levels of technical understanding;
• Knowledge of and experience examining data storage media including hard-disk drives (HDD), solid-state drives (SSD), RAID arrays, optical discs, and flash memory;
• Knowledge of and experience with mobile device repair and current data acquisition methods including automated hardware/software, JTAG, and chip-off;
• Knowledge of and experience examining current computer and mobile device operating and file systems;
• Knowledge of and experience implementing or mitigating information security measures (i.e. encryption and password-protection);
• Knowledge of and experience in distinguishing between user-generated and system-generated data;
• Knowledge of and experience searching raw binary data for known or unknown data structures and file content;
• Knowledge of multimedia (i.e. pictures, and audio and video recordings) data structures and attributes;
• Knowledge of and experience parsing encoded timestamps, SQLite and Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) databases, application and system logs, and Registry hives and Property List (plist) files;
• Experience with the use of X-Ways Forensics, Cellebrite UFED Ultimate and Physical Analyzer, XRY/XACT, NetAnalysis and HstEx, FINALMobile Forensics, Nuix, and Microsoft Excel.

Special Requirements: