U.S. Secret Service – Beltsville, Maryland

Law Enforcement Specialist (Electronic Crimes)

Closes: 02/18/2020


Joining the Secret Service, Office of Training, James J. Rowley Training Center will allow you to plan, coordinate, maintain and instruct a variety of courses designed to train Secret Service personnel in the basic and intermediate concepts of electronic crimes and how they relate to Secret Service criminal investigations. This Electronic Crimes Specialist position starts at a salary of $102,663 (GS-13, step 1) with potential to $133,465 (GS-13, step 10).


The selectee will serve as Electronic Crimes Specialist in the Office of Training, James J. Rowley Training Center. Typical work assignments include:

  • Conducts computer forensic exams and data acquisition on both live and offline systems, multiple operating systems (Windows, Apple, Linux, etc.) and mobile devices; and conducting network intrusion examinations and investigations on both live and offline systems, electronic evidence preservation, network analysis, log analysis and malware analysis.
  • Manage electronic crimes cases involving computers, mobile devices, network, servers, and the transit or storage of electronic data.
  • Independently designs, develops, and executes planning decision making processes for course materials for instructions and practical application: lesson plans, support materials, practical exercises development, and use of training areas; and manages, coordinates, and instructs the curricula to provide basic (entry level) to advanced training techniques.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – May be required to travel

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Obtain and maintain a top secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.


GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $102,663) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as: providing computer forensic support to investigations in the form of evidence seizure and data recovery, conducting computer forensics analysis, and performing investigative functions in a network environment to include: operating systems architecture, security controls, hardening and testing environments; investigating electronic crimes or cyber cases; instructing an electronic crimes course; and administering an electronic crimes program; and developing training/course material.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have an educational requirement.