Digital Evidence Examiner - Raleigh - job 1197829

Wake County

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Raleigh, North Carolina

Employment type: Full-time


What You'll Be Doing


Do you have experience as a Certified Digital Evidence Examiner working within an accredited crime laboratory or law enforcement agency? If so, the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification would like to meet you. We are seeking qualified applicants for our Digital Evidence Examiner position working within our crime lab.


Essential Functions:



  • Conduct forensic examination of computers, other digital devices and media generated by computers to develop evidence of commission of a crime

  • Plan, organize, and devise the approach necessary to obtain useful forensic information from the evidence submitted

  • Determine the most appropriate method for protecting original evidence and recovering hidden, deleted, erased, and encrypted data

  • Unlock and extract cell phone data

  • Coordinate evidence transfers as needed

  • Identify, maintain and secure necessary equipment for phone analysis

  • Calibrate and maintain specialized equipment

  • Validate equipment used within the unit

  • Study data generated during examinations to ensure the functionality of the equipment and screen for erroneous results

  • Train law enforcement officers and others regarding digital evidence handling

  • Keep abreast of changes in the computer/digital industry to effectively examine new types of digital evidence that may be submitted for analysis

  • Prepare written reports regarding evidence analysis

  • Review casework in preparation for trial and provides direct testimony as an expert witness based on scientific judgment


About Our Team


The Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1937 in an effort to provide for the better enforcement of the criminal laws in Wake County. CCBI is a specialized fingerprint identification bureau that functions as an independent criminal justice agency serving all law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction in Wake County. CCBI's mission is to continuously strive for perfection while setting the highest standards in crime scene investigation, forensic analysis of evidence, and collection of criminal arrest information. CCBI is comprised of approximately 83 full-time employees divided into three divisions: The Investigations Division, the Crime Laboratory Division, and the Identification and Records Division. The Investigations Division's responsibility is to provide crime scene investigation services to law enforcement agencies within Wake County. The Crime Laboratory Division is responsible for the forensic analysis of evidence including latent print examination services, firearms examination, controlled substance analysis, DWI blood drug/alcohol analysis, digital evidence examination, photographic services, and facial recognition examinations. The Identification and Records Division is divided into a Civil Identification Unit and a Criminal Identification Unit. The Civil Identification Unit is tasked with fingerprinting for concealed handgun permits, sexual offender registration, and applicants seeking employment. The Criminal Identification Unit is responsible for the identity verification, collection of fingerprints and photographs, and the collection of statutorily required DNA collection kits upon all individuals arrested in Wake County for offenses authorizing such collections. For more detailed information regarding CCBI and the services provided, please see our website at the following address: http://www.wakegov.com/ccbi/Pages/default.aspx.


The Basics (Required Education and Experience)




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or related field



  • Two years of experience in latent examinations or forensic science

  • A valid driver's license and a safe driving record required

  • International Association for Identification Latent Print Examiner certification required within 18 months of employment for individuals performing Latent Print Examination

  • Equivalent education or experience is accepted


Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)



  • Experience as a Certified Digital Evidence Examiner within an accredited crime laboratory or law enforcement agency

  • Certification through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)


How Will We Know You're 'The One'?



  • Knowledge of federal, state and municipal laws and scientifically accepted rules and procedures governing digital forensic examinations

  • Knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories

  • Knowledge of the rules, procedures and laws of evidence

  • Skills in the area of care and operation of digital forensic hardware and software

  • Skills to apply the principles and methods of the proper identification, collection, and preservation of digital evidence

  • Skills in the use of digital forensic applications

  • Skills to provide expert testimony in digital evidence examination

  • Ability to make accurate scientific conclusions

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to accomplish tasks and processes accurately and timely

  • Ability to make decisions without regard to personal prejudices, biases and experiences

  • Ability to prepare and maintain precise records and reports

  • Ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate, and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions

  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals either verbally or in-writing to ensure that they understand the information and the message


About This Position


Location: Wake County Detention Center Raleigh, NC 27603


Employment Type: Regular


Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 24/7 Availability


Hiring Range: $25.54 - $43.41


Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 10/8/2021


What Makes Wake Great


Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.57 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.


Wake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.





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