Computer Forensic Analyst (2 openings)

Vassalboro, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Dec. 9, 2019

Department of Public Safety

Opening Date: November 21, 2019

Closing Date:  December 9, 2019 

Job Class Code: 7048
Grade: 27
Salary: $48,110 – $65,312 
Location: Vassalboro, Maine

Job Description:

The Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit is seeking to fill two full-time Computer Forensic Analysts.  This is professional services and scientific work in analyzing computer evidence collected in connection with criminal investigations. **In this job, you will be exposed to sexually explicit materials**

Job Duties:   

  • Performing technical examinations of computer evidence
  • Prepares forensic case reports of evidentiary findings and provides expert opinion regarding forensic examinations and results in order to aid prosecutors in case preparation.
  • Conducts investigations to identify victims of all manner of criminal activity that are otherwise unidentified and depicted in images recovered during examinations within the unit as well as various other jurisdictions using contemporary forensic tools and processes along with investigative techniques.
  • Collaborating with and providing direction to law enforcement officers and other forensics experts in the processing of crime scenes
  • Testifying as an expert witness in court and administrative hearings 
  • Preparing and presenting classroom and information presentations in computer forensics and public safety 
  • Supervision may be exercised of professional and/or technical support personnel.   

Minimum Qualifications:

A four-year combination of education, training and/or experience demonstrating an in-depth and thorough understanding of computer systems, hardware, software, networking, related equipment and materials, the criminal justice system and court procedures, and evidence collection and management.  

Preference will be given to those applicants with knowledge and/or experience of law enforcement investigations and a familiarity with VPN’s and digital forensic tools such as ENCASE, AXIOM and Cellebrite.

Certification as a Computer Forensic Examiner or mobile forensic examination (or substantially similar certification) by a national recognized authority in the field of computer/mobile forensics is required prior to attaining permanent status in this classification (permanent status is attained by completing the necessary probationary period). 

**In this job, you will be exposed to sexually explicit materials**


Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of any requested post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Questions about this position should be directed to Lieutenant Scott Ireland, Computer Crimes Unit, at 

Questions about the application process should be directed to Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Assistant, at (207)623-6739 or 

Why work for the State of Maine?


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay 

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.