Madison, WI
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101764-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101764


Official Title: POLICE DETECTIVE(65260)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$28.29 - $34.88

Job Summary:

The digital forensics detective has the skills, knowledge and abilities of a general police detective and addition skills, knowledge and abilities to use investigative and analytical techniques to detect and track all kinds of criminal activity that takes place on digital devices, computers, other technological devices and the internet and social media. This technical and specialized position works under the general supervision of a police lieutenant. This position must have the highest professional, ethical and moral standards in performing this work given the often sensitive nature of the information accessed or collected as evidence.

This detective must be able to collect and preserve both physical and digital/electronic evidence or direct other in the collection and preservation of the physical evidence. They are expected to have a high degree of investigative knowledge; to prepare complete, detailed written reports of all investigations in a timely manner; to present reports to the offices of the District Attorney, State Attorney General, or United States Attorney for review for the issuance of search warrants, subpoenas or criminal charges; to arrest persons named in warrants or when probable exists for the arrest; and to testify in court. This position also performs a combination of analysis and support duties of great complexity and requires the mastery of techniques and tools in their assigned area and are required to ensure the security of systems and confidential data in compliance with app

This detective is required to maintain all police officer proficiencies including using police tactics, knowledge of laws and policies, police equipment, firearms handling and use, and capable of using deadly force when appropriate based on the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department policy.

The Digital Forensics Detective is trained with a wide range of cutting-edge techniques. These cybercrime specialists thoroughly examine any system that has been used for, or has been the target of, criminal activity. They can retrieve supposedly deleted data, recover encrypted and damaged digital information, and unearth "hidden" files. Their goal is to produce potential legal evidence that is admissible in a court of law. Examples of this include crimes against both individuals and companies, such as identify theft, "phishing" (tricking users into revealing their personal information and financial details for the purposes of fraud), virus-generation, financial embezzlement, child pornography and theft of intellectual property.

The Digital Forensics Detective has access to video and access control systems on campus and may be assigned to assist personnel who work in these systems. As a result this position must have thorough knowledge of computer, camera and access control systems. This position is expected to be able to assist with developing, configuring, documenting, testing and maintaining application software and equipment including, but not limited to, Schneider-Electrics Andover System, Milestone Xprotect Corporate Editions, Tivoli Endpoint Management and UW-Madison?s Authorized Agent Network Tools. This position must also have knowledge of open records laws and video redaction software.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardians, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate in the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals.

Schedule Comment:

This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The final schedule worked will be discussed and agreed upon with UWPD management. Generally the position is a Monday-Friday schedule during general business hours; however work hours will need to meet the needs of the UWPD. Routinely persons in this position will be required to work beyond or outside hours agreed upon may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned.


Tracey Berman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

As part of the application process you will be required to upload your cover letter and resume in to the Talent Recruitment and Engagement Management System. Please see the information requested below prior to uploading your Cover Letter.


*List of all substantial investigations (e.g. sexual assaults, substantial batteries, robberies, felony complex financial crimes, cases clearing a string of five or more misdemeanor crimes related to the same suspect(s), or other similar complex investigations) where you were responsible for the majority of the investigation. In your list include: type of case, brief description of the case, how many victims, witnesses, suspects or others you interviewed, search warrant or subpoenas obtained, types of evidence you collected, any coordination with other agencies or entities, case outcome and how long it took to investigate. Be prepared to provide appropriately redacted copies of your reports upon request.

*List any degrees, certificates, or formal training you have had in digital forensics. Include date, title of training, and number of hours of training for any formal training you have had and list title of degrees/certificates, how many credits, name of the school/college, and date receiving the degree/certificate. In addition please list specific work experience you have in digital forensics including employer, length of time, and software and tools used to conduct your digital forensic work.

To start the application process, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

*List all formal training you have in evidence collection (of any type of evidence) and all formal training you have specifically in the collection of digital evidence. Also include in your cover letter or resume how often you collect and process evidence (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly, ect), how long have you been collecting and processing evidence, the type of evidence you most frequently collect and preserve. Be sure to include specific information about how often and how long you have been collecting and processing digital evidece.

*Provide a list of problem solving efforts you have completed such as problem oriented policing projects, work with stakeholders or multiple resources to create and implement solutions to a problem, implementing new processes to improve work, etc. Problem solving efforts may be from any positions you have held, including community or volunteer positions. In your list briefly describe the problem, the work you did to solve it, the outcome, how long you worked to solve the problem and the position you held as you worked on the problem.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 08 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 2 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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