US DOJ – Offices, Boards and Divisions – Washington, DC

Digital Investigative Analyst

Closes: 03/04/2020


The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) combines technical expertise, legal insight, and effective advocacy in pursuit of justice. CCIPS pursues three overarching goals: to deter and disrupt computer and intellectual property crime, to guide the proper collection of electronic evidence by investigators and prosecutors, and to provide technical and legal advice and assistance to agents and prosecutors in the U.S. and around the world.


As a Digital Investigative Analyst, you will:

  • Conduct and provide advice to difficult and sensitive computer forensic investigations.
  • Use innovative digital investigative analysis methods to conduct complex investigations and analysis of all types of digital evidence of any criminal, civil, intelligence or national security matter.
  • Advise investigative and prosecutorial personnel in matters relating to computer forensics or digital investigative analysis.
  • Provide expert testimony in Federal and state court.
  • Conduct analysis of alleged criminal activity in the area of network security, the Internet, and intrusion detection to identify the issues involved and the type of evidence that will be required.
  • Provide counsel on high-tech issues to government decision-makers, prosecutors and agents.
  • Provide training to federal law enforcement and other audiences regarding how the Internet works, the vulnerability of networks, common network attacks, basic security procedures and other computer issues.
  • Perform training overseas for foreign law enforcement officials of computer forensics and digital investigative techniques.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Case related travel may be required.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


To qualify for the GS-11: To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must have one year specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-9 federal grade level; Specialized experience includes: Experience conducting routine digital investigation on all types of digital evidence to further civil, criminal, or administrative investigations; synthesizes and reports on evidence analyzed to be used by prosecutors or other law enforcement officials, OR have a PHD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. In order to qualify, the PHD or equivalent degree must be directly related to the position to include: computer science, digital forensics, and similar; OR have a combination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-11 federal grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: experience conducting digital investigations on multiple mediums to further civil, criminal, or administrative investigations; synthesizes and reports on evidence analyzed to be used by prosecutors or other law enforcement officials; provides consultations to law enforcement and prosecutors on digital forensic issues.

Selective Placement Factor: To be found fully qualified for this position, applicants must demonstrate, in the body of their resume, their experience utilizing Access Data Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) or Guidance EnCase. Applicants must clearly and explicitly describe, in either their resume or a separate narrative statement, their use in one of these tools in the context of their current or past positions. Applicants not addressing this Selective Placement Factor will be determined to not be qualified for the position and will not receive further consideration.

Combination of Education and Experience – Your current education completed is credited as a percentage of the education required for the grade level and your current experience is credited as a percentage of the total experience required for the grade level. The two percentages are added and must equal 100% in order to qualify for the desired grade level.

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


There is no education requirement for this position.