Employment Opportunity

Computer Forensic Analyst

City of Covington Police Department, KY

Salary: $51,863 - $57,050 / yr

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Computer Forensic Analyst (CFA) is assigned to the Covington Police Department, under the supervision of the Chief of Police. The CFA shall be responsible for collecting, receiving, and analyzing a myriad of electronic devices in the custody of the department. This position requires advanced digital technology skills and technical record keeping. The work will be performed in accordance to federal and state laws plus established policies, procedures, and best practices within the industry with considerable need for independent judgment and a high degree of accuracy.

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  • Respond to crime scenes to collect evidence from any computer or electronic video capture device.
  • Review collected electronic data/images for pertinent evidence
  • Recover evidence/images through the city’s software
  • Ensure electronic evidence/images are converted into a useable format
  • Submit the information into the Evidence/Property Room and produce a working copy
  • May be required to work flexible hours, including weekends, to observe meetings, hearings and inspections.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in fields such as computer science, computer forensics, digital media, or similar fields of study from and accredited college. An information technology/computer science background with a criminal justice minor is preferred. Additional experience that demonstrates the ability to assist in investigative support projects will be considered.
  • Basic understanding of forensic digital evidence technology.
  • Understand the application of video evidence in the legal setting and ethics for expert witness.
  • Understand the fundamentals of digital CCTV systems and demonstrate proficiency in performing technical functions.
  • Knowledge of best practices for evaluating, extracting, and retaining digital evidence from computer systems and cell phones.
  • Basic knowledge of industry standard computer forensics software
  • Knowledge of different operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.
  • Knowledge of federal and state law as they pertain to evidentiary laws and procedures.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include call-outs and travel outside the City of Covington, Ky.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must submit to a full background check and become CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Systems) certified within eighteen (18) months of hire.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Capacity to compute rate, ratio, and percentage, also able to create and interpret various types of graphs
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Capability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Must be able to wear a hard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, hearing protectors, face shield, and gloves.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to use common power tools
  • Ability to low crawl in tight spaces.

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Posted: April 12, 2016

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