Posted 4 days ago
Senior Forensic Special Investigator Criminal Division
State Of Delaware - Dover, DE
Introduction

Delaware's Attorney General, the State's chief law enforcement officer, has a broad responsibility to combat crime, uphold civil rights, safeguard families, fight fraud, and protect consumers in the First State. In meeting this mission, Attorney General Kathy Jennings is supported by teams of talented lawyers and staff in the Criminal, Civil, Family, Fraud and Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights and Public Trust Divisions. Each of the more than 500 staff who work in the Office of the Attorney General are dedicated to serving all Delawareans with integrity and passion. Deputy Attorneys General, with critical support from criminal special investigators, victim service specialists, paraprofessionals, and administrative staff, prosecute criminal cases, enforce consumer laws, provide counsel to state agencies, ensure the public's access to open government, protect the abused, and much more.

Summary Statement

There is an immediate need for a Senior Forensic Special Investigator in the Criminal Division, Delaware Child Predator Task Force. The Task Force offices are located in Dover, Delaware. This is a unique investigator position whose duties include, but are not limited to, the forensic examination of digital media, computer hard drives, removable digital media and cellular telephones in cases involving the sexual exploitation of children. This Senior Forensic Special Investigator will be responsible for preparing detailed forensic reports based on findings and will testify at trials regarding the findings.

Preferred Qualification

  • International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) Forensic Computer Examiner Certification.
  • Spoken and written fluency in Spanish.


Please note: A preference is something the agency is requesting the applicant have knowledge or experience in but will not eliminate the applicant from the qualification process.

Essential Functions

This Senior Forensic Special Investigator will conduct suspect interviews, witness interviews, assisting Deputy Attorneys General in the presentation of cases dedicated entirely to the Child Predator Task Force (Internet Crimes Against Children) with expertise in computer forensic analysis.

This Senior Forensic Special Investigator will assist in the investigation of complaints and referrals from citizens, the National Center for Missing and Exploited children, federal agencies, other Internet Crimes Against Children taskforces, and state and local law enforcement agencies where evidence, suspects, witnesses, or victims reside anywhere in Delaware. Will support investigations at each level, to include, but not limited to, knock-and-talk events, CyberTip Development, surveillance, background analysis and development, search warrant executions, arrests, and court appearances. Will be instrumental in equipping and maintaining a forensic workstation/lab. Will utilize specialized tools and procedures to collect, preserve, and examine computer related evidence in accordance with established, validated forensic principles (i.e., prepare duplicated images; recovered/deleted and or/corrupted files; attempt to reveal and recover files which are password protected and/or encrypted; recover hidden data, etc.). Will work with nationally coordinated online child sexual exploitation investigations. Will be part of a larger case load of the Delaware Child Predator Task Force and investigate more targets with forensic detectives at various agencies. This is a unique ability and service in a highly specialized criminal arena. Will maintain professional certification in numerous areas, including CJIS, DELJIS, NCIC, Firearms and other areas of expertise, as necessary. Will travel statewide when necessary.

Job Requirements

1. Substantial experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.

2. Ability to work independently or in a team to investigate complex and difficult cases.

3. Ability to prepare comprehensive investigative reports for review by a Deputy Attorney

General for civil and criminal complaints.

4. Ability to qualify and carry a weapon.

5. Strong written and verbal commw1ication skills.

6. Current Council on Police Training (COPT) Certificate or recent COPT certification.

7. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), DELJIS, NCIC, and LEISS.

8. Possession of a valid driver's license.

9. Willingness to travel and attend various training opportunities as needed.

Additional Posting Information

  • Please be sure to upload a recent copy of your resume, as you complete the application process for this posting.
  • This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.
  • This posting may close before 7/25/2024 upon filling the vacant position.


Conditions of Hire

  • Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.
  • Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of hire.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Benefits

  • May be eligible Loan forgiveness (State and Federal)
  • State of Delaware healthcare plan
  • State of Delaware pension plan
  • Over 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • 3 weeks of paid sick leave per year
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call ([redacted]. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number [redacted] for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.