U.S. Department of Justice. Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys – Washington D.C.

Digital Investigative Analyst

Summary

This position is located at 1301 New York Ave, NW Washington, DC 20005.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys’ Offices, visit www.justice.gov/usao/.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under 20-EOUSA-10685894-MS.

Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a highly respected elite team that is responsible for complex digital forensic investigative analysis work to further criminal investigations. At the full performance level, typical work assignments will include:

-Support criminal investigators and federal prosecutors by planning and performing highly complex or large-scale forensic examinations of digital, electronic and mobile device data from a variety of sources with the goal of developing forensically sound evidence.
-Advise federal prosecutors on digital forensics issues (collection, processing, etc.) providing expert consultation throughout investigations and prosecutions on matters relating to digital evidence or digital investigative analysis.
-Employ forensic tools and techniques to support the investigation of complex computer fraud or other electronic crimes, crack files and system passwords, detect steganography and recover deleted, fragmented and corrupted data from digital media of all types.
-Collaborate with other forensic analysts, prosecutors and criminal investigators to identify methods and procedures for recovery, preservation, and presentation of digital evidence.
-Conduct research relating to digital forensics and cybercrimes issues and apply industry-accepted principles and practices in retrieving, recovering, and preserving digital evidence
-Develop non-attributable internet access to support criminal investigator and create internet access that protects undercover criminal investigators’ law enforcement affiliation.
– Assist criminal investigators by providing technical advice concerning electronic media search, seizure and evidence handling and participate in pre-seizure planning to address technical and legal issues associated with executing searches of digital devices.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

GS-09: To be qualified at the GS-09 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in Federal service applying appropriate techniques in retrieving digital evidence and performing forensic examinations of electronic data. OR

EDUCATION: Possess one of the following types of education in Digital Forensics or a closely related field: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or higher; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR

COMBINATION: Combination of specialized experience and graduate education which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. (Only graduate education in excess of 1 full year is creditable.)

GS-11: To be qualified at the GS-11 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in Federal service applying appropriate techniques in retrieving digital evidence; performing forensic examinations of electronic data from a variety of file and operating systems; and analyzing data from a variety of digital sources with the goal of developing forensically sound evidence. OR

EDUCATION: Possess one of the following types of education in Digital Forensics or a closely related field: a PhD. or equivalent graduate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such degree or LLM. OR

COMBINATION: Combination of specialized experience and graduate education which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. (Only graduate education in excess of 1 full year is creditable.)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.


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