Computer Forensics Instructor
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Being a Law Enforcement Specialist (Computer Forensics Instructor) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. This position is located in the Technical Training Operations Directorate (TTO), Cyber Division (CYD), Cyber Forensics Branch (CFB) located in Glynco, GA. You will serve as a senior-level instructor and leader involved in planning and conducting classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the Cyber Division (CYD) training program. The incumbent also serves as a technical expert in one or more of the CYD training program/courses.
Typical assignments include:
- Planning and conducting classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the CYD training program.
- Using life experiences from law enforcement to enhance course content and respond to student questions.
- Monitoring progress of students, documenting results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operational procedures and instructions.
- Evaluating both individual and group performance in various training settings.
- Overseeing and/or participating in developing instructional course and program material in the field of technical operations.
- Initiating content changes and developing different approaches and methods of instruction and recommending any other changes needed to improve the course/program and achieve course/program objectives.
- Providing senior level subject-matter expertise and addressing gaps in information when revising existing material.
- Acting as a liaison and FLETC representative between the Partner Organizations (POs ), curriculum review officials and others regarding such things as the conduct of curriculum conferences and the relative role of the FLETC in providing training programs. Initiating program documentation, e.g., working statements, agreements, memoranda, training plans, etc., between POs and the FLETC in support of training programs.
- Leading and/or participating in ad hoc committees made up of representatives of the FLETC and other agencies concerned with forensics and investigative training policies and academic requirements.
- Coordinating activities with other members of the instructor teams composed of FLETC representatives as well as individuals and representatives from partner Federal agencies. Is directly responsible for training requirements that effectively mesh between courses and programs without conflict in training objectives, in order to ensure consistent program delivery.
25% or less – Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.
Conditions of Employment
- You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
- You will be required to undergo initial and random drug testing for illegal drug use. Employment is contingent upon favorable results.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- This position requires you to have access, safeguard, and store classified national security information on a regular basis. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- You must be able to successfully pass within the first year of employment the following courses: Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program
- You are required to attend briefings and courses at the Interagency Training Center (ITC) and the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA).
- This position’s funding is dependent on Congress; however, you will be expected to report to work during a government shutdown but will not be paid during a furlough.
- Overtime work may be required.
- You may be required to work weekends and federal holidays.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license to conduct official government business.
- This position is designated as Emergency Essential. You will be required to sustain FLETC’s operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position you must:
A. Possess experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; -OR-
B. Have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the Selective Placement Factor above, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates experience in one or more of the following criteria: the acquisition, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence; the prevention and investigation of unlawful access to US Government networked computer systems; tracking online hackers; conducting RAM AND/OR malware analysis; in-depth knowledge of file systems (FAT,NTFS, EXT3-4, iOS, HFS+, and/or APFS); the acquisition, authentication and clarification of digital video images from CCTV DVR systems; conducting live and deadbox forensic analysis; using open source intelligence methods to conduct online investigations; tracking cryptocurrency transactions.
You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service researching, developing. modifying, and instructing law enforcement training curriculum in the cyber forensics topical area.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage is not offered for this position.
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.
Pub. Law 113-76 grants the FLETC approval to hire retired federal employees with law enforcement/investigative experience to meet the expanding mission of the FLETC. Individuals may be selected for time-limited positions with eligibility for the dual-compensation waiver. The dual-compensation waiver allows retirees to return to work, earning their full salary with no offset to their FERS annuity. However, this waiver does not exempt the FERS annuity supplement from being reduced. Therefore, FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement, must be aware that like social security benefits, the FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.
If selected, federal retirees will be eligible for a waiver of the dual compensation reduction. Click here for more information.
This announcement is issued under Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), which permits hiring without regard to veterans’ preference and rating procedures. See the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section for more information on what DHA means to you as an applicant.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.