U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division – Washington, D.C.

Digital Investigative Analyst


The Civil Rights Division (Division) is seeking a Digital Investigative Analyst (Analyst) located in the Criminal Section. The Analyst serves as an experienced computer forensics operative who can gather and analyze all types of digital evidence collected in highly sensitive, complex, and difficult criminal civil rights cases.


As the Digital Investigative Analyst, the successful candidate will

  • Utilize innovative digital investigative analysis methods, conducts complex investigations and analysis of all types of digital evidence of any criminal, civil, intelligence or national security matter.
  • Advise investigative, intelligence and prosecution personnel in matters relating to computer forensics or digital investigative analysis.
  • Provide expert testimony in Federal and state court.
  • Prepare information, guidance, and assistance to congressional representatives, department heads, attorneys, diplomatic officials, and other individuals and organizations on highly visible computer forensic investigations or policy matters of unusual difficulty.
  • Conduct evidence recovery primarily using Access Data Forensic Toolkit and (FTK) and Guidance EnCase software.
  • Serve as a technical advisor regarding the operation and development of networks, the Internet, computer forensics, computer security, and critical infrastructure issues.
  • Consult with management and planning personnel in preparing requirements and criteria for complex or high value systems projects for development or modification of advanced systems, equipment, software, or hardware.

Travel Required

50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a background investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • A Probationary Period may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.


To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) performing all of the following: (1) Experience with the search, seizure, and analysis of digital evidence; (2) Conducting Forensic investigations which are civil, criminal, and administrative in nature; AND (3) Reporting on findings to senior officials, courts, and other administrative offices.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. (You must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


There is no education substitution for this position.

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