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DigitalExodus
(@digitalexodus)
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Hello all, this is my first post on this forum. Anyhow i am looking for employment in the forensic field and would welcome any information or help on getting a position with the few companies im sure are out there. I am located in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. Anyone with any guidance/assistance can contact me at [email protected] Thank you in advance.

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Posted : 25/01/2006 7:50 pm
fatrabbit
(@fatrabbit)
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I can’t help you with your enquiry, but welcome to the forum!

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Posted : 25/01/2006 8:18 pm
keydet89
(@keydet89)
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I'd start by hitting searches on Monster and Careerbuilder and HotJobs and SimplyHired for "computer forensics" jobs in your area.

Harlan

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Posted : 25/01/2006 8:37 pm
DigitalExodus
(@digitalexodus)
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you'd think they would turnup with results, but not even one hit on either site, i've been trying, thank for your suggestions.

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Posted : 25/01/2006 9:16 pm
DavidSullivan
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Hello. Try contacting Guy Davis at Point to Point Consulting.

gdavis@ptopc.com
www.ptopc.com

Good luck.

David.

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Posted : 25/01/2006 10:06 pm
drv16
(@drv16)
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Besides the job boards, I would also do a search for "computer forensic companies" or "corporate investigation firms" in the Pitt area.

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Posted : 25/01/2006 10:07 pm
KKitten93
(@kkitten93)
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Let me know if you find anything. I also will be looking in about a year. entering my second year of studies at Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

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Posted : 25/01/2006 10:46 pm
keydet89
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DigitalExodus…

I'm confused. I listed 4 sites to check, and your response was that you got "not even one hit on either site". The use of the word "either" indicates that perhaps only two sites were checked.

I ran a quick search off of SimplyHired.com, using "computer forensics" as the keyword entry, and "Pittsburgh, PA" as the location. I got three hits, one of which led to the below link

http//www.careermole.com/jobs/5910374.html

Now, I know it says "senior" but that means they are looking. Maybe they'd be interested in bringing someone on at a lower level, and training them. It never hurts to ask…I've done it and been pleasently surprised at the answers I've received.

Harlan

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Posted : 26/01/2006 12:18 am
debaser_
(@debaser_)
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I know this may be a little off topic, but does anyone know if there are any government forensics jobs for civilians? I think that normal forensic investigation positions are open to civilians, but from what I have seen the digital side of things is only open to law enforcement. In NJ i asked the state police, and i was told that after becoming a trooper, you could apply to that unit in 2-3 years.

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Posted : 26/01/2006 2:04 am
keydet89
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Yes, there are many gov't forensics jobs for civilians. Usually, these are through consulting/gov't contracting organizations.

Harlan

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Posted : 26/01/2006 2:13 am
debaser_
(@debaser_)
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Yes, there are many gov't forensics jobs for civilians. Usually, these are through consulting/gov't contracting organizations.

Harlan

Yeah I didnt mean through a contract though. I meant working directly with law enforcement or a prosecuters office and employed by the gov. I just wanna get a feel for the different places one could gain employment.

Edit. forgot how to spell for a second 8)

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Posted : 26/01/2006 2:34 am
schlecht
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In PA we're always looking depending on your experience. PM me.

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Posted : 26/01/2006 8:09 am
hookem94
(@hookem94)
New Member

For Federal jobs you can go to http//www.usajobs.com/ and search for computer forensics opportunities. However you will be hard pressed to get a position in the Pittsburgh area.

You can also look into the Pittsburgh chapter of the HTCIA http//www.pawesthtcia.org/ if you currently hold a security related technical position.

Hope this helps.

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Posted : 26/01/2006 7:48 pm
DigitalExodus
(@digitalexodus)
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Keydet89…

Yes you are correct, but my mistake, as i was reading your post, i saw careerbuilder, and monster, and i think since i did indeed check at those two places i just disregaurded or missed the other two places you posted, but i have followed up on them, thank you for the informatioin, and my apologies on the confusion.

Schlecht….

Thank you for your reply, i have PM'd you with more information.

DavidSullivan

Thank you for your information, i have contacted the person you suggested concerning oppertunities in forensics.

And thanks in advance for everyone who has/and will respond do this post so quickly since it was created, its helped me greatly.

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Posted : 26/01/2006 8:10 pm
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