Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/01/21

Applications Due10/01/21

Vacancy ID90670

AgencyState Inspector General, Office of

TitleDigital Forensic Investigator/ Job ID #21-0135

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $57880 to $71823 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Empire State Plaza

Agency #2, 16th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
(Please note this is a reposting with updated minimum qualifications)
Position requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, or Computer Science along with at least four years of applied work experience in a digital forensic security environment. Candidate must also have experience in the tools, techniques and methodologies surrounding computer forensics, incident response and eDiscovery including (but not limited to):
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in UNIX, Limux, Windows and MacOS
Experience in computer and mobile device forensic imaging, extraction and analysis
Demonstrated experience with forensic software such as Cellebrite, Magnet Axiom, EnCase, FTK and open-source forensic tools
In-depth understanding of operating system concepts, including registry files, long files, internet history, email, etc.
Possess and maintain at least 2 of the following certifications: IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), ISFCE Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner Certification (CCME), or similar general/vendor specific certifications
Experience in forensic litigation including report writing, expert witness testimony, discovery, and chain of custody
Excellent communicator and ability to collaborate in a team-based environment

Government background with experience testifying in court, grand jury or other legal proceedings through testimony, sworn affidavits, declarations, or other legal instruments is a plus, as well as experience in surveillance, techniques and the use, installation and maintenance of technical equipment used in law enforcement. Additionally, candidate must be willing and available to work unscheduled hours as necessary.

This is a Management Confidential position that is appointed by the Inspector General. New York State residency is required. The salary range is $57,880-$71,823 (Grade 18 equivalent)

Duties Description 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. The Office of the Gaming Inspector General ["GIG"], as established by the Upstate Gaming and Economic Development Act, has the duty to receive and investigate complaints from any source concerning allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity, conflicts of interest or abuse in the Gaming Commission.

Collectively, the four offices are known as the Offices of the Inspector General [“OIG”].

Job 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, 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. 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

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.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name NYS Offices of the Inspector General



Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

Agency Buiding #2, 16th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingThe deadline for applying is October 1, 2021. Please email resume and cover letter, referencing Job ID #21-0135 in the subject line, to:

Printable Version