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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/23/18

Applications Due08/24/18

Vacancy ID55399

AgencyState Inspector General, Office of

TitleDigital Forensic Investigator-ID# 180111

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of the Inspector General

Empire State Plaza, Agency Bldg. 2, 16th Flr.

City Albany


Zip Code12223

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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Name NYS Office of the Inspector General / Human Resources



Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

Agency Bldg. 2, 16th Flr.

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingTo Apply:

The deadline for applying is August 24, 2018. Please email resume and cover letter, referencing Job ID 180111 in the subject line, to:

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