Digital Forensic Investigator Job at Department of Justice, Los Angeles County, CA

  • Department of Justice
  • Los Angeles County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

Interested in fighting healthcare fraud? Then the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (DMFEA) is the place you want to be. The mission of the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse as the State’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit involves investigating and prosecuting, both criminally and civilly, (a) healthcare providers who defraud the Medi-Cal program and (b) those who abuse or neglect elderly and dependent adults in designated facilities.

The Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse is looking for an Information Technology Specialist (ITS) II – this is an opportunity highly qualified applicants should not miss.

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Manager (ITM) I, the ITS II demonstrates leadership and ingenuity in the Information Security Engineering domain, serving as a subject matter expert and skilled practitioner of advanced digital investigations and forensic examinations. The incumbent serves as a member of a team of non-sworn Digital Forensic Investigators providing digital investigative and forensic services to attorneys and law enforcement officers.  Focuses may include digital forensics, big data, cloud, Internet of Things, electronic information systems, and social media forensics. The position performs a variety of technical tasks in connection with the collection and analysis of the most complex electronic information processing systems in support of the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse Digital Forensic Investigations (DFI). The DFI is primarily responsible for conducting advanced-level forensic examination, analysis, reconstruction of computing environments, and research specific to the collection and preservation of digital evidence in a forensically sound manner. The ITS II identifies documents, collects, processes, presents, and preserves evidence in criminal and civil investigations, pre-litigation, and litigation matters. Examples of digital evidence and electronic media include, but are not limited to: computer hard drives, external/thumb drives, servers, cellular phones, network devices, information systems, and any other devices or media that store and/or process digital information. The ITS II acts as part of a team of law enforcement personnel.

The ITS II must exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and confidentiality during the performance of critical and routine assignments and will provide technical expertise and project management on a wide variety of complex information technology (IT) solutions. The ITS II serves as a subject matter expert (SME) and demonstrates a high level of knowledge as it pertains to digital forensic analysis; forensic best practices; data storage and management and information security, as it relates to ensuring the integrity of the forensic process. The incumbent will make optimal recommendations for management’s consideration in order to establish or improve organizational wide policies and procedures.  Other duties will include but are not limited to: preparing standard forensic reports; maintaining files, peer review of casework and appearing in court in order to provide expert testimony as a SME or witness. This position requires a high level of confidentiality as information that the ITS II will have access to may be very private, privileged, or sensitive in nature. Planned and short-notice In-State and occasional Out-of-State travel is required.

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Working Conditions

Telework is available but is contingent on DMFEA's operational needs. Telework requires California residency. This position is required to work in the office a minimum of three days a week. 

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation to be cleared prior to being hired.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control JC-439992 and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the "Explanations" section located on the first page of you State Application.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. Unofficial school transcripts may be accepted during the application process; however, submission of official transcripts is required prior to appointment.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Associate's degree or certification with a concentration in Criminal Justice or Computer Science is preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience participating in criminal investigations and producing investigative reports.
  • Two or more years of experience in precision note-taking and detailed report writing.
  • Extensive experience performing forensic acquisitions and conducting analysis of data from mobile devices, computers, servers, and databases.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize projects with short timelines.
  • Broad experience and deep understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Experience performing forensic tool validation.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the motivation to learn about unfamiliar technologies or programs.
  • Familiar with and knowledge of chain-of-custody procedures when handling evidence as part of a criminal investigation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to handle work assignments with tact and diplomacy, and ability to build rapport with customers, colleagues, and others.
  • Careful attention to detail and the availability to travel (planned and short-notice).


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Additional Information on Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure the timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Applicants who don't submit an SOQ will not be considered for this position. Please see below for the SOQ prompt.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Remote job, 3 days per week,

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