US Postal Inspection Service – Ohio, California, and Texas

Forensic Computer Analyst

Closes: 07/01/2020


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The Inspection Service is seeking to fill three Forensic Computer Analyst positions in Cleveland, OH, Anaheim/San Diego, CA, and Houston, TX.

Functional Purpose

Conducts forensic analyses of digital and other multimedia evidence utilizing appropriate scientific methodologies, forensic
techniques, and quality assurance practices in support of criminal and administrative investigations.


  • Conducts forensic examinations of digital and other multimedia evidence through the application of scientific practices for
    the recognition, collection, analysis, and interpretation of digital evidence for criminal and civil law or regulatory purposes.
  • Examines and analyzes evidence and interprets scientific observations and data to render conclusions, form opinions and
    produce reports utilizing a full range of electronic search methods and forensic examination techniques.
  • Provides expert witness testimony; produces comprehensive reports and illustrative exhibits for federal, state, and local
    judicial proceedings at a level sufficient to explain evidence interpretations and conclusions from forensic examinations and
    scientific data to a lay audience.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and technical advisor in matters relating to the proper collection, preservation,
    packaging, and submission of digital and multimedia evidence; participates in crime scene evidence collection activities in
    major field investigations; ensures evidence handling requirements are met.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation and validation of laboratory instrumentation and methods, operating protocols, and safety
    practices under supervision; maintains awareness of safety procedures and identifies possible physical conditions and/or
    laboratory procedures that may create unsafe conditions.
  • Delivers training in laboratory services, evidence collection, crime scene processing and field examination.
  • Conducts studies and research for improving forensic analyses, scientific methods, and resolving forensic examination
  • Acts as liaison with postal management and federal, state, and local organizations on technical developments, forensic
    methods, and investigative problems of common interest.
  • Analyzes systems to assist with network intrusion and cybersecurity investigations to determine the cause and extent of a
    Laboratory Unit Manager
    The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
    and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
    experience the following requirements:
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of examination results and conclusions, and provide
    testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies.
  • Ability to provide training related to laboratory services, evidence collection, and field examination.
  • Knowledge of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and shipment procedures sufficient to serve as a technical
    advisor in such matters and to ensure evidence handling requirements are met.
  • Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, research methodologies, quality assurance standards and
    computer forensic and cyber security examination procedures, instrumentation and software sufficient to properly access,
    preserve, and extract appropriate evidence from a variety of media and conduct detailed and complex analyses and
    interpretation of the value of evidentiary items.
  • Ability to render conclusions/opinions and make recommendations based on forensic practices of recognition, collection,
    and interpretation of digital and multimedia evidence related to computer forensic examinations.
  • EDUCATION/ CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, forensic science, or a closely related field from
    a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S.
    Department of Education. NOTE: Employees in the Forensic Computer Analyst or Forensic Computer Analyst Sr position
    prior to June 27, 2015 are exempt from this requirement.
  • Ability to conduct and document scientific research related to computer forensic examinations.
    Notes: SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Willingness to submit to a Tier 2 Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). This
    investigation requires, among other things, completion of a questionnaire and fingerprinting for a criminal records check. The
    investigation may require a drug test. The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this
    level of background investigation while holding the position.
    Special Conditions: CERTIFICATION: International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists(IACIS) Certified
    Forensic Computer Examiner(CFCE) or the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) Certified
    Computer Examiner (CCE) or Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)
    Reimbursement of relocation expenses will NOT be authorized
    This position requires an MBI clearance. This process can take up to 6 weeks from the date the offer letter is returned
    Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement
    to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.