FORENSIC COMPUTER ADMINISTRATOR

Basic Function

To perform complex design, installation, upgrade, maintenance, monitoring, and security of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) network, servers and software products; perform computer forensics for audits and investigations.

Example Of Duties

  • Provides expertise and solution for all technical, planning, operational, and security matters concerning the OIG’s network including servers, workstations, network cabling, network hardware and software and related peripherals
  • Monitors network servers and computers, diagnoses degradation in performance and performs appropriate and timely upgrades, repairs, and modifications of the system
  • Provides electronic back-up processes based on state-of-the-art technologies
  • Tests, troubleshoots, debugs, documents, and installs computer systems and authorized applications
  • Ensures application standardization and consistency across the network
  • Consults with users to determine information systems needs and opportunities; aligns technology solutions with business needs and objectives
  • Maintains and supports various information systems and applications
  • Performs complex analysis and design of computer systems using information technology techniques
  • Develops technical and programmatic security assessments
  • Performs audit and investigative computer forensic activities such as analyzing and documenting forensic acquisition, retrieval, and capture of data; duplicates and analyzes the contents of electronically stored information (ESI)
  • Performs forensic audit and investigations of security violations, attempts to gain unauthorized access to OIG information, virus infections that may affect OIG network and other incidents affecting OIG security
  • Presents investigative findings both orally and in writing for determination of the prospective merits of the case
  • Ensures that digital forensic methodologies are consistent in order to preserve and protect evidence and satisfy audit standards
  • Works with internal and external staff regarding computer security, computer security violations, security policies and procedures development and enforcement
  • Contributes to ensuring that EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor’s degree IN Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related field
  • 5 years of experience in the maintenance of computer systems, including 1 year of senior-level experience in managing a network environment
  • Experience may be substituted for education as outlined above on a year for year basis
  • 1 year experience in computer forensics is desirable
  • Certifications in Microsoft Operating Systems, Database and Network Administration, Cisco networking, and an industry or product certification in Computer Forensics are desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of information systems management and specified application areas
  • Computer forensics applications, principles, and best practices
  • Microsoft operating systems and applications
  • Database implementation and maintenance
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Computer hardware, workstations, servers, network and communication equipment, and related peripherals
  • Overall network secruity and back-up processes
  • Computer applications and documentation standards
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing information systems for a public agency

Abilities:

  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of complex network and information security operations and processes
  • Perform proactive capacity planning in the server environment
  • Lead network-centric project implementation
  • Express technical information in a clear and concise manner to various staff levels
  • Interact professionally with various levels of the OIG, Metro employees, and outside representatives
  • Define problems, analyze situations, conduct research, make recommendations, and implement solutions and alternatives
  • Understand, prepare, and interpret detailed software and hardware specifications and instructions
  • Work with minimal supervision, initiate work-plans, and balance competing priorities
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Plan, maintain, and implement Servers and computers
  • Implement and maintain line-of-business applications, specifically TrakEnterprise and Teammate
  • Conduct digital evidence acquisitions and detailed forensics examinations
  • Perform on-going reviews and analyses of methodologies, best practices, and hardware/software related to forensic and electronic discovery tools
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. 

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office 
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro. 

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (cv)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.