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Department of Justice
Digital Forensics Examiner 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-02443

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting salary is between $26.00 to $30.82 per hour, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 07-04.
Jan Zadra, HR Specialist, Senior, 608-266-9627,
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To be eligible to apply for this position through this program, applicants must be veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more. Current classified state employees in the Wisconsin State Civil Service are not eligible for this program. Please read the 'How to Apply' section of this job announcement carefully for additional instructions.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has received funding under the HERO grant for a Digital Forensics Examiner position, to help employ veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more.

By applying to this announcement, your application materials will be reviewed for eligibility to be hired into state employment without competing with other applicants through traditional methods. Veterans’ resumes will be reviewed for the qualifications listed below and will be referred to hiring officials.

Position Summary:   This position provides complex analytical case support including electronic media analysis and information services within the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and to local law enforcement. Assignments may include any type of criminal investigation including investigating victimization of children. Responsibilities include utilizing forensic software systems, other analytical software and information systems and training and leading others in the use of these systems. Analytical support is for case analysis, tactical response support, strategic analysis, information analysis and law enforcement program support. Duties have a direct impact on DCI and coordination between state, federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Special Notes:   Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOJ sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Justice will conduct extensive background checks and drug tests on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOJ employees will be fingerprinted.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Travel to other agencies and meetings including court appearances are a requirement. The analyst may be required to participate in searches for the purpose of identifying and seizing evidence, which may expose the individual to dangerous situations. The employee must testify in an effective manner as an expert concerning the examination performed and the results and conclusions drawn. Testifying in an effective manner requires remaining free of Brady or Giglio disclosure obligations.

Qualifications:   To be eligible for noncompetitive appointment, the veteran candidate must:

1. Meet the definition of a 30% disabled veteran, as follows:

a. be included on a U.S. armed forces permanent disability list with a disability rating of at least 30 percent or
b. have been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as having a compensable service-connected disability of at least 30 percent.

2. Provide written documentation from the appropriate federal government authority, such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Army, Navy etc., certifying the existence and extent of the disability, and this certification must have been issued within the year preceding appointment.

3. Must not hold a permanent appointment or have mandatory restoration rights to a permanent appointment.

Technical qualifications for this position: 
At a minimum, the applicant must have education, training and/or experience in a field related to analysis, technology or law enforcement plus computer skills. 

How To Apply:   

To be considered for this program, you will need to create an account and apply online. Follow this link for instructions.

You will need to upload and save the documents listed below in your job cart. To complete the application process, you will then attach these documents to your application:

•   Resume
•   DD214 with Honorable Discharge (Member-4 or Service-2 copy)
•   Documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months)

If you experience difficulties or have questions about applying on-line, please contact Jan Zadra at or (608) 266-9627. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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