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  • 503236
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 7 2021 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Job Location:

Address:  1789 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $50,891 - $77,455

Grade: 24

Closing Date: December 7, 2021

Job Summary:

Looking for a rewarding career? DES is committed to building the capacity of the people we serve and where employees feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their contributions. Come join the DES Team!

The Forensics Investigator is responsible for assisting and conducting administrative and criminal digital and forensic investigations related to human resources, internal affairs and audits on behalf of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and applicable stakeholders.

The Forensics Investigator is responsible for generating ad-hoc reports of user access history, and user digital and system activity; and conducting an analysis of user activity in order to develop objective findings and reporting of the facts of an incident.
The Forensics Investigator is also responsible for preparing written reports of findings of fact, and communicating findings to case agent or requesting party or authorized personnel. The Forensic Investigator is responsible for managing and maintaining time frames of investigations in adherence to performance standards.

Job Duties:

-Performs digital and forensic administrative and criminal investigations. Generates ad-hoc reports of user access history, and user digital and system activity; and conducts an analysis of user activity in order to develop objective findings and reporting of the facts of an incident. Prepares written reports of findings of fact, and communicating findings to management.

-This position will be responsible for Legal Hold duties from other agencies (e.g., EEOC filings, Attorney General Office, Court Filings) and for creating GREP type Search queries in order to fulfill Public Records Requests.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Experience using of Forensic Software
-Understanding of advanced security protocols and standards
-Experience with security practices of Intranet and Extranet
-Strong communication skills, both written and oral
-Organized, responsive and highly thorough problem solver.
-Technical knowledge; Forensic Software, Electronic Discovery duties, Legally defensible reporting and standards

Skill in:
-Verbal and written communication skills including proficiency with grammar and syntax
-Ability to express technical information in oral and written form understandable to technical and non-technical personnel;
-Must possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills and have the ability to grasp functional requirements quickly
-Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills for communication with customers and peers.

Ability to:
-Lead multiple projects with competing deliverables and deadlines in a fast paced environment;
-Develop partnerships and credibility across an organization;
-Perform independent research;
-Proficiency in a variety of requirement gathering and documenting methodologies;
-Work with the Division's and Administration's employees, customers and vendors

Selective Preference(s):

-Certification(s) in some area of Data Security and Information Security, OR 4 years of College in relevant field, OR
5 years working in Network / HR / Legal security/Discovery/Forensics Related fields in a "hands-on" role.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

-In-state travel may be required for State business.  Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required PRIOR to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

-Each employee of the department who may have contact with children or vulnerable adults shall apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to § 41-1758.07 or provide to the department documentation of the person's application for a fingerprint clearance card.

-Must obtain ACJIS Terminal Operator Certification within 30 days of hire and maintain certification throughout the course of this assignment with the unit.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-542-1169.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.