eDISCOVERY & FORENSIC ANALYST (FORENSIC DATA ANALYST)

Applications accepted January 7, 2019 through January 25, 2019.

To apply for this position, complete the application: here

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Information Technology/Systems, Business Administration or a directly related field, plus two years of data analysis or data management work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience conducting computer forensic examinations, with experience in legal, investigatory or law enforcement organization(s).
  • Experience with forensic media imaging, file system forensics, registry analysis, Internet history analysis, and email analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of computer operating systems
  • Experience with litigation software platforms such as Summation, Concordance, or Relativity
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, and minimal administrative support

MODERATE KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • AccessData Summation, FTK, and EnCase
  • Forensic data acquisition techniques using Tableau Forensic Duplicator
  • Digital forensics chain of custody procedures
  • Applicable computer software packages, including visualization software
  • Technical report writing
  • Tools to query and analyze data in a relational database
  • Programming logic, data manipulation and integrated environments

DUTIES:

Under the guidance of a Chief Data and Information Analyst, the eDiscovery Analyst:

  • Consults with Office of Inspector General (OIG) employees, data custodians, and other stakeholders
  • Participates in investigations of administrative and criminal activity with other departmental units & outside law enforcement agencies
  • Conducts onsite collections of digital evidence using forensic data acquisition techniques
  • Recovers deleted files and other system artifacts
  • Decrypts password protected data files and devices
  • Performs forensic keyword searches and produces filtered results
  • Helps OIG Investigators, and Attorneys in the review and production of digital evidence
  • Responsible for processing and converting files to image formats such as TIF, JPG or PDF, and exporting documents and metadata for investigative review and production
  • Utilizes forensic tools and investigative methods to provide a timeline of actions and activities of a computer user
  • Receives, maintains & releases evidence in accordance with evidence handling chain of custody procedures (e.g., collects information from investigators and makes determination on best forensic analysis strategy)
  • Tests computer programs according to procedural specifications, configures & maintains computer hardware for use in case work & program development, resolves technical issues involving equipment connectivity & communication, executes verification tests of forensic software & methods to independently validate functionality & responds to routine inquiries from staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Prepares reports of findings for presentation in administrative and criminal case proceedings & provides verbal &/or written testimony in legal proceedings.
  • Maintains inventory of eDiscovery and digital forensics hardware and software
  • Continuously improve forensic skills through ongoing research, development and education

ANNUAL SALARY:                     

                 Range: $73,212 – $100,692 (annual increases)

                Starting $73,212 (non-negotiable); Post successful six-month review $76,536

TRAVEL AND SCHEDULE: Travel outside Chicago is not required. Standard work hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, flexibility permitted.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment, per Section 2-152-340 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

OWING OF CITY DEBT: Municipal Code of Chicago 2-152-150 prohibits the hiring of anyone who owes any debt to the City of Chicago.

INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for this job title do NOT use the City of Chicago online application.

Complete, the “Inspector General Employment Application,” by clicking here;

NOTE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING. NO SECOND PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE REQUIRES THAT ITS EMPLOYEES BE NONPARTISAN AND FREE FROM CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The City of Chicago does not participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). In addition, employment at the Office of Inspector General is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.