Digital Evidence Technician


District Attorney's Office

Close Date:




ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:   May 18, 2021 – Until Filled


POSITION TITLE:     Digital Evidence Technician


# OF POSITIONS:     1                  GRADE:   18


SALARY RANGE:     $42,910.40 ($20.63 hr.) - $46,446.40 ($22.33/hr)


SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT:  George Hartwig/District Attorney





The purpose of this classification is to perform difficult technical work participating in the creation and maintenance of all technical work requested by office staff.


A four-year degree in information technology (or appropriate) from an accredited college or university is preferred; Three years of experience in a technical field preferred; Two years of experience in a law-related field preferred.


Attached is a copy of the job description. Please review thoroughly. Applications are available at, the County Annex Building, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins and at the Houston County Public Works Department, 2018 Kings Chapel Road, Perry. Completed applications must be received prior to the end of the announcement dates in order to be considered. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Personnel Department in Warner Robins or call 478-542-2005.  As a last step prior to being employed, all applicants will be required to pass a drug test and criminal background check. The drug test/background check will be administered by a physician/agency selected by the Board of Commissioners.



The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Updates the website (Joomla).

Installs, maintains, upgrades, and troubleshoots office hardware and software.

Extracts audio and video from various sources (audio CDs, DVDs, VHS, proprietary surveillance systems).

Edits above audio and video files following specific directions from prosecutors.

Backs up all servers including data, applications, and databases. Insures appropriate DR plan is in place and tested.

Maintains documentation of system activities, operations, modifications, and maintenance.

Responds to questions, problems, and requests for information or assistance from all office employees.

Maintains a working knowledge of hardware and software in order to effectively maintain office equipment.

Manages the office’s document management solution, including both hardware and software.

Works professionally with other government entities on an as-needed basis.



Knowledge of computer hardware (motherboard, CPU, PSU, RAM, monitor, etc.), with respect to


Knowledge of computer programs (installing/configuring/maintaining/troubleshooting): Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint), Microsoft Movie Maker, Microsoft Windows Professional, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard (llS, DNS, AD, GP, etc.), and Microsoft SQL Server 2012; dobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Premier, and Adobe Photoshop; Macromedia Dreamweaver; Audio Editing programs (Audacity, etc.); MySQL Database Server v4; Apache Web Server v2; PHP 4 configuration; Fedora Core Linx distribution (LAMP);

Technology Familiarization: Windows 7/8/10. Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. Office 2010/2013. Desktops, laptops, tablets. Multi-function copiers and printers.           

Knowledge in the following areas: Wireless networking with encryption; TCP/IP networking; Networking switches; Canon ImageRunner series machines; HP DesignJet series machines;       Disaster-recovery plans; Audio/video equipment; Developing reports with SQL queries;

Specialized Hardware: Intel rack-mounted servers. Netgear ReadyNAS storage appliances.

Specialized Software: Laserfiche document management system. SQL Server 2012. Netgear ReadyNAS Replicate. ActiveFax fax management system. 

Must be able to operate a variety of PC computer systems and related peripherals; ability to utilize various computer software programs relevant to the position; ability to understand departmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; ability to organize work activities and establish priorities; ability to carry out projects with minimal supervision; ability to maintain confidentiality of department information; ability to gather and compile data for reports; ability to write clear and concise reports; ability to understand and follow detailed written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, other agencies, and the general public; ability to prepare and maintain detailed records and documentation; ability to operate standard office equipment.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to operate a variety of automated office/computer equipment including a personal computer, mainframe computer, printer, tape/disk drives, vacuum cleaner, burster, decollater, calculator, and telephone.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for medium work.

DATA COMPREHENSION:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include forms, reports, operational manuals, and reference manuals.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange financial, personnel/payroll, and computer-related information, including giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants as well as communicating with the general public.

LANGUAGE ABILITY:  Requires ability to read a variety of financial, personnel/payroll, and computer-related documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  Requires the ability to complete forms and to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE:  Requires the ability to learn and understand complex technical principles and techniques; to understand departmental policies and procedures; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

VERBAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals; multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; and determine time and weight.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office/computer equipment.

MANUAL DEXTERITY:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, automated office/computer equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DIFFERENTIATION:  May require the ability to discern color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:  Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be able to adapt to and perform under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:  May require the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.