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

Digital Investigative Analyst

Closes: 04/10/2020


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-09 grade level:

  • You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level. Examples of specialized experience includes: analyzing digital forensic evidence on multiple mediums, analyzing computer network operations activity related to cyber-attacks or investigations; and researching and writing white papers or resources related to cyber or forensic investigations, cyber threats, or malware capabilities; OR
  • Completed two full years of progressively higher education; masters or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university. Degree must be in one of the following fields: computer forensics, computer science, or related degree; OR
  • A combination of education and experience may also be used to qualify. Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first full year is creditable towards meeting the specialized experience requirement at the GS-09 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.