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Minimum Qualifications The Office of the New York State Inspector General [“NYSIG”], as established by Executive Law Article 4-A, is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that New York State government, its employees, and those who work with the State meet the highest standards of honesty, accountability, and efficiency. The Office of the New York State Welfare Inspector General [“OWIG”], as established by section 74 of the Executive Law, is responsible for maintaining the integrity of New York State’s public assistance programs. The Office of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General [“WCFIG”], as established by section 136 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, is responsible for investigating violations of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the workers’ compensation system.
Collectively, the three offices are known as the Offices of the Inspector General [“OIG”].
Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Assurance, Cyber Security or Computer Science along with at least two years of work experience in a related field. Candidate must also have working-familiarity with forensic tools such as Cellebrite, Encase and/or FTK.
The ideal candidate has a collegial attitude, is a self-starter who works well independently, and possesses sound judgment. The ideal candidate is a multitasker, who is proficient in planning, organizing and prioritizing daily work and long-term projects, and can learn and adept to new technology. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must. Additionally, candidate must be willing and available to work unscheduled hours as necessary.
Duties Description OIG seeks a Digital Forensic Investigator for its Upstate Regional Office, based in Albany. The Digital Forensic Investigator works under the supervision and direction of the Director of Digital Forensics and the Chief of Investigations and Operations, to provide investigative support statewide to all investigations and information systems and infrastructures. The Digital Forensic Investigator acquires, examines, extracts and analyzes data from computers, seized digital media, and other electronic storage devices, using advanced forensic tools and methods; conducts social media investigations; prepares written investigative reports; and interviews witnesses, complainants and subjects of investigations. Under Information Technology, the Digital Forensic Investigator troubleshoots, resolves, integrates, tests and maintains operating systems environments, and performs server and network workstation administration as needed. The Digital Forensic Investigator is expected to have expertise in assembling and disassembling computers and must be well-versed in hardware, software, tool testing and validation.
While this position is based in Albany, frequent statewide travel is required. This is a Management Confidential position that is appointed by the Inspector General. New York State residency is required. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Additional Comments The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Agency Bldg. 2, 16th Flr.