Computer Forensic Analyst

US Government, Department of Homeland Security

View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement. Organizational Location: These positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Saint Paul, Minnesota. These are non-bargaining unit positions.

 

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Job Grade: 11
Total Openings:

Duties:

As a Computer Forensic Analyst, at the full performance level, you will perform the following duties: Perform complex computer forensics analysis, including imaging, processing and analysis of digital media; locating and identifying evidence of child sexual exploitation, financial, smuggling, public safety, national security, arms and strategic technology, and human smuggling. Inventory, examine, and perform complex analyses of seized computer related evidence such as magnetic media storage devices and random-access memory, other electronic media to include, mobile devices drones and vehicles. Serve as a computer forensic technical expert in criminal investigations. Serve as an expert witness in court proceedings.

Qualifications:

Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following: Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as: Performing routine analyses of seized computer-related evidence such as magnetic media storage devices and other digital, electronic, and mobile devices; Assisting in criminal investigations requiring detailed computer forensic analysis; Identifying evidence of criminal activity within digital media and electronic devices and documenting those findings. Assisting with the preparing of exhibits for testimony; and Authoring written reports of findings discovered in computer forensic analyses. OR Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a LL.M., if related. Graduate-level education must have been from an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and activities necessary to do the work. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience. Graduate level education must have been from an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as: Performing complex analyses of seized computer-related evidence such as magnetic media storage devices and other digital, electronic, mobile devices, drones and vehicles; Performing on scene triage of digital devices such as routers, magnetic media storage devices, and other digital, electronic, mobile devices, drones, and vehicles; Identifying evidence of criminal activity within digital media and electronic devices and documenting those findings; Authoring written reports of findings discovered in computer forensic analyses; and Testifying as a witness at trial to support evidence found and articulate the findings. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, 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. Current or Former Political Appointees: 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. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for a non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

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