U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency, OIG – Washington, D.C.



FHFA regulates and supervises Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (the Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs)). FHFA’s primary mission is to ensure that the GSEs operate in a safe and sound manner and support a stable, liquid, and efficient mortgage market, including sustainable home ownership and affordable housing.


As a Information Technology Specialist, you will:

  • Serves as a technical expert in the development of investigative methods, applying specialized forensic knowledge in developing processes to acquire, analyze and identify digital evidence in criminal, civil, or administrative investigations involving the use of computers, network technology, and digital information in the commitment of crimes.
  • Provide computer expertise and technical support for FHFA-OIG fraud investigations by preserving, collecting, and the analysis of digital evidence.
  • Conduct computer forensic examinations that are consistent with those standards established by FHFA-OIG, the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity & Efficiency, and the Department of Justice, as well as reflective of current trends and techniques within the law enforcement and professional communities.

Travel Required

25% or less – 10-25% travel required

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 19-FHFAIG-12. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


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

Specialized experience:For the EL-13 (GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the EL/GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: 

  • Experience working with digital forensics principles, network operations, and protocols to plan and carry out complex assignments and develop new methods, approaches, and procedures in computer forensics.; AND
  • Experience interacting orally and in writing to provide advice and instruction to industry professionals, local, federal, and state agencies on all aspects of digital forensics.; AND
  • Experience applying laws, regulations, and investigative methods to the analysis of digital evidence.; AND
  • Experience utilizing digital and network equipment, forensic software applications, specialized forensic equipment, programming languages, and computer scripting to support investigative actions.; AND
  • Experience conceiving and identifying innovative new approaches and new concepts, guides, and methodologies to solve unprecedented problems, and then training peers to perform the same procedure.

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.