Employment Opportunity

Computer Forensics Analyst

Williamson County Sheriffs Office, Georgetown, Texas

Salary: $31.84 - $38.46 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Conducts comprehensive forensics examinations of electronic devices to secure, collect, and recover data as evidence. Assist law enforcement in legal preparation to properly obtain subscriber records and content from electronic devices and media. Composes reports on finding from digital evidence analysis; maintain forensic server and network.

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  • Conducts seizures and examinations of electronic devices including cell phones/smart phones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and corresponding electronic data storage media to secure and recover data
  • Extracts data and evaluates digital media using software programs and hardware devices
  • Conducts complex analysis and prepare detailed technical reports
  • Extracts, examines and reports evidence recovered or extracted from submitted evidence
  • Protects/preserves digital evidence during examination process
  • Testifies in court about the results of analysis and examinations when required
  • Conducts testing and validation of software and hardware used in examination of evidence
  • Troubleshoot forensic equipment and update software and hardware as needed
  • Learns legal aspects concerning the seizure and analysis of digital evidence
  • Participates in on-the-scene investigations when required
  • Researches, attends training in the area of forensic computer science field and studies new advances and techniques in forensic examinations
  • Maintains section administrative paperwork and/or coordinates laboratory examinations and court appearances
  • Maintains TCOLE licensing requirements such as firearms qualifications and continued education
  • Complies with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures.
  • Performs related other duties as assigned.
  • The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are also essential functions for this position.


  • Combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in computer forensics, computer science, criminal justice, or related field
  • Three (3) years' experience in computer forensics analysis or related area
  • Two (2) years' experience in imaging evidence acquisition, evidence collection
  • Current Intermediate Texas Peace Officer certification from TCOLE
  • Meet minimal physical requirements, and mental and emotional standards, set by the State and Department
  • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and materials
  • Knowledge of criminal court proceedings and rules of evidence
  • Knowledge of Texas Penal Code and other applicable statutes
  • Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment drug testing, motor vehicle report and extensive criminal background investigation
  • Pass the minimal physical requirements, and mental and emotional standards, set by the State and Department
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer forensics, computer science, criminal justice, or related field
  • Certification in any of the following: FTK, A+, CCE, EnCE, CISSP, GIAC, or cell phone forensics
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, lifting, carrying
  • Visual acuity sufficient to perceive minute differences and details
  • Continued focus on projects for long periods of time
  • Work is predominantly performed in office; seizure and examination may occur in laboratory or field setting
  • Frequent contact with other county employees, law enforcement agencies, judges, attorneys, courts and the general public.
  • Williamson County has adopted a Tobacco-Free Workplace policy. This policy prohibits smoking or use of any tobacco product on Williamson County premises.

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Posted: February 17, 2017

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