US Department of the Treasury, OIG for Tax Administration – Los Angeles, California

Investigative Analyst (Digital)

Closes: 04/17/2020


This position is located in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Office of Investigations (OI), Forensic and Digital Sciences Laboratory (FDSL), Digital Forensics Support Group (DFS). The Forensic and Digital Science Laboratory supports field investigations through the processing of physical evidence using forensic techniques as well as provide support and advice concerning the searching and seizure of computers and the forensic analysis of seized electronic evidence.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide support and assistance to special agents regarding digital and mobile investigations and shares expertise with co-workers in support of agency goals and objectives.
  • Analyze evidence provided by investigators stationed in multiple regions throughout the nation.
  • Provide laboratory analysis of the contents of electronic storage devices seized during criminal or administrative investigations; and conduct research and development projects of national interest to resolve developing technical issues, which affect the seizure and examination of electronic storage devices.
  • Can be called upon to testify as an expert witness in digital investigations related matters wherein the interrelationships of evidentiary issues are extremely difficult to articulate.

Travel Required

25% or less – One to five days per month.

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
   • Applying forensic procedures and techniques in order to analyze, research and/or evaluate information; AND
   • Performing forensic analysis within the framework of an accredited forensic laboratory; AND
   • Conducting forensic analysis/review of electronic evidence including: digital and electronic storage devices, forensic media, computers, mobile devices and other related electronic items and documenting conclusions from it; AND
   • Developing, writing, and editing forensic reports and/or presentations.