Montana Department of Justice - Digital Forensic Examiner

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Department Montana Department of Justice
Job TitleDigital Forensic Examiner
Salary30.80 - 34.80 Hourly
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Helena, MT

Job Announcement

The Digital Forensic Examiner (Crime Investigator) is responsible for investigating all crimes in accordance with DCI jurisdiction, where computers are the vehicle for the commission of criminal acts, sources of evidence, or the object of attack.

  • Conduct forensic data recovery and analysis of all computer systems seized by DCI and any other law enforcement agency within the state requesting technical or investigative services. Provide technological support to investigative sections within the state including the search, seizure, evidence preservation, forensic recovery of data from crime scenes, and systems used in crimes. Provide expert testimony in these areas.
  • Conduct undercover operations to identify, arrest, and convict suspects involved in the computer and high technology crimes. Cooperate with computer forensics associations and monitor computer bulletin board systems and listservs to provide information, education, and training to law enforcement and to the public.
  • Serve on the DOJ Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Work with other law enforcement agencies to share equipment, training, and expertise in investigations.
  • Investigate computer manipulation crimes, which involve changing data or creating data in a computer system to advance another crime; embezzlements carried out as the result of the creation of false accounts or modifications of existing data to embezzle; and unauthorized access or hacking into a computer system via telephone lines.
  • Investigate illegal online activities by monitoring and investigating illicit activities occurring on computer bulletin board systems (BBS) and the Internet, involving cases that include the distribution of child pornography, credit card and telephone fraud, copyright violations, gambling operations, money laundering, and narcotics trafficking.
  • Investigate all forms of telecommunications crimes. Develop and implement DOJ policy with respect to the acceptance and assignment of cases by the ICAC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma.
  • Three years of criminal, investigative, or law-enforcement experience.
  • Firearms’ training is mandated for peace officer requirements and liability.
  • Current POST Law Enforcement Basic Certificate (or equivalent from another state) required.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for the POST Law Enforcement Intermediate Certificate.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Special Requirements:

  • Complete extensive training and certification related to software and computer forensic tools utilized in forensic digital evidence recovery, analysis and documentation. Complete extensive training and certification related to internet crime investigations.
  • View child explicit material.
  • Work online in an undercover capacity.
  • Prepare and conduct school and community presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or closely related with coursework in criminal justice field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years of investigative experience with a minimum of two (2) years as a full-time investigator handling a variety of felony investigations comparable to those a state agent is expected to handle.

Special Instructions:

Cover letters for this position should address specific experience, training, and/or education that make you the ideal candidate for a digital forensic agent and Criminal Investigator (ICAC/ Cybercrime) position. Cover letter should include detail about why this classification of digital forensic evidence and criminal investigation is of interest


To be considered for this position, you must attach a résumé and cover letter at the time of application.

Tip: When attaching your resume, you must mark the attachment as a “Relevant File”.

Your Résumé: Please include all work experience as well as job duties that demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Include dates of employment (month & year- start & end) and the reason you left each job.

AMAZING State of Montana benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plan
  • Additional 457b Deferred Compensation plan
  • Generous paid vacation, sick and holidays
  • Pre-tax Flexibility Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Position is not Telework Eligible
  • State of Montana employment may qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Closing Date (based on your computer's time zone): March 19, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

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