TITLE: Director, University of
DIVISION: Academic Affairs (Computer Sciences & Statistics AND
Office of Information Technology Services
REPORTS TO: Faculty Director of the URI Digital Forensics Program
SUPERVISES: Professional and technical staff; undergraduate and graduate students
Lead the University’s Digital Forensics Center (DFC) service team in performing digital forensics services, including the following: (1) investigations for attorneys and others as external services through the DFC Service Center; (2) incident response investigations for the University’s Office of Information Technology Services; (3) technology support for the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island State Crime Lab.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, lead, and deliver professional training for law enforcement and professionals in digital forensics through the DFC training programs.
Supervise and perform internal training for the DFC staff.
Manage the DFC and digital forensics research project hiring, budgets, reporting, etc.
Work with the Computer Sciences faculty to develop research proposals and perform research in digital forensics.
Maintain close liaison with the law enforcement and private sector computer forensic industry to ensure proposals and research are in line with the current and emerging needs of the computer forensic industry.
Develop further proposals for digital forensics research grants to the NIJ Digital Forensics Program, the NIJ Training Program, the National Science Foundation cyber security initiatives, the RI State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the RI State Cyber Crime Task Force, along with other sources that the Director identifies.
Supervise and perform research on all existing digital forensics research projects.
Develop new, expanded academic curriculum, focusing on the development of an undergraduate major in Digital Forensics and an expanded graduate program.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform other duties as assigned.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers and printers; word processing, database management and spreadsheet software.
Incumbent will not be substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or business; minimum of 10 years of experience conducting investigations and computer forensic examinations in a law enforcement organization; minimum of 5 years of experience teaching/training basic and advanced computer forensics to law enforcement personnel; extensive experience in leading the development of digital forensics college curricula and professional digital forensic training; minimum of 5 years of experience teaching graduate-level digital forensics courses in a college or university; minimum of 5 years of experience as a digital forensic researcher; certifications in A+ and Net+, a GIAC or CISSO, SCERS/CIS; experience with Linux, Unix, Microsoft operating systems, EnCase, X-Ways Forensics, FTK, networking, Exchange, and SQL; strong interpersonal skills and communications skills (both oral and written), with demonstrated ability to explain technical issues to non-technical individuals; demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and supervise support staff.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.