NASA, Office of the Inspector General – Washington, DC

Information Technology Specialist (Digital Forensics)

Current NASAOIG Employees Only


The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

The Office of Investigations (OI) investigates allegations of crime, cyber-crime, fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having impact on NASA programs, projects, operations, and resources.


  • Conducts digital forensic examinations related to various violations of law such as intrusions, export control violations, theft of intellectual property, child pornography, fraud, bribery, embezzlement, false statements, and bid-rigging.
  • Uses problem solving skills to construct and maintain modern-day distributed computer networks. Develops fully functional software programs and automated scripts to efficiently solve a variety of computer, network and data recovery problems.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, program staff, NASA IT Security and IT administrators, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.
  • Prepares complex reports where information is accurately, logically and concisely conveyed to agents, senior agency officials, federal prosecutors and judges.

Travel Required

Not required – Travel outside the local commuting area is not required.

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required


Applicants will be assessed on EACH of the IT-related competencies listed below. These competencies should be evident in your resume.

1. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

3. Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

4. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


Specialized Experience

To qualify at the GS-14 level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience showing experience in the following: Applies expert knowledge of data structures, operating systems, and software applications to perform highly specialized computer forensic investigative tasks, such as developing and employing automated processes to identify patterns of numbers signifying bank accounts, phone numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers, etc. Able to use a variety of currently available computer forensic software suites to obtain forensically sound and reproducible results regarding the acquisition and analyses of digital evidence. Conducts investigations that, because of their extreme complexity, require use of advanced technical investigative methods and techniques, and require a high degree of originality and initiative. Demonstrates a solid knowledge of the laws, regulations, and rules relative to the specific investigation being supported. Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with other technical and non-technical personnel to formulate and execute successful solutions to complex problems. You must demonstrate in your resume, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility, and a solid record of successful professional performance.


There are no education requirements for this position.