STATE OF OHIO
Forensic Computer Specialist 1 (R&D)
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Director's Office/Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center
Report in location: 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Under supervision of the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) Computer Forensic Manager, utilize state vehicle to handle & transport evidence (i.e., digital, firearm, ballistic, etc.) related to narcotics cases to law enforcement agencies & forensic labs for analysis; utilize specialized tools (e.g., computers, evidence acquisition devices, computer peripherals, software) & procedures (e.g., established, validated forensic principles & highly technical & specialized forensic analysis of seized evidence) to collect, examine, &/or enter evidence for extraction &/or analysis by ONIC labs, law enforcement agencies & other labs in accordance with evidence handling procedures (e.g. packaging, storage, preservation, etc.); Receive, maintain & release evidence in accordance with evidence handling procedures; Collects information from investigators &/or prosecutors and confers with higher-level forensic computer specialists to determine best forensic analysis strategy; test computer programs according to procedural specifications, configure & maintain computer hardware for use in case work & program development, resolve technical issues involving equipment connectivity & communication, execute verification tests of forensic software & methods to independently validate functionality, & responds to routine inquiries from staff, other agency divisions, sections &/or units regarding pertinent research activities; Prepare reports of findings for presentation in criminal case proceedings & testifies as required (e.g., uses forensic analysis of computers &/or computer related evidence to compose written findings reports in preparation for criminal case proceedings; provide verbal &/or written testimony in court & maintains electronic & hard copies of evidence transfers).
Develop & maintain records or reports documenting actions & observations to ensure proper chain of custody of physical evidence; Assist other forensic computer specialists with dark web & criminal activity research, analysis & investigations (e.g., recover deleted &/or corrupted files, password protected &/or encrypted files, recover hidden data, prepare duplicate images of files as backup copies & implement tracking mechanisms pertaining to Internet & network communications).
Assist intelligence analysts & other ONIC staff in developing intelligence products, trend analysis, presentations & other related materials; Attend seminars & classes for training in specialized forensic software applications, forensic analysis techniques & other specialized areas (e.g., keep abreast of significant changes in forensic technology, relative search & seizure rules, software licensing agreements, criminal &/or administrative law); Participate in federal, state, county & local law enforcement taskforces & partnerships; Perform other duties as assigned.
Completion of associate core program in computer forensics (e.g., information technology or related scientific discipline systems administration; network security; internet protocol). -Or 24 mos. exp. in computer forensic processing or related specialty area (e.g., systems administration; network security; internet protocol). -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
-Or 24 mos. exp. in computer forensic processing or related specialty area (e.g., systems administration; network security; internet protocol).
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.