Computer Investigative Forensic Analyst – Direct Hire ‘AMENDED’

US Government, Department of the Treasury

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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: 10


WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Criminal Investigation, Cyber and Forensics Services The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position. Develops and interprets policies and procedures governing computer forensic operations throughout CI. Anticipates the effects of changing business requirements and new computer forensic techniques on CI strategic planning. Identifies potential problems in attaining goals and recommends modifications to strategic plans. Reviews new legislation with a direct or indirect impact on the field of computer forensics. Evaluates the impact upon agency programs and operations and makes recommendations that significantly influence important CI policies, programs, or operations. Independently determines the need for and conducts research in the assigned specialty area, and on computer forensic related issues in general. Keeps abreast of the latest developments in this complex, rapidly evolving field by researching technical publications, attending technical seminars, networking with outside user groups, etc.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR time of referral. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-14: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience working with computer forensics principles, network operations, and protocols to plan and carry out complex assignments and develop new methods, approaches, and procedures in computer forensics. Experience interacting orally and in writing to provide advice and instruction to industry professionals, local, federal, and state agencies on all aspects of digital forensics. Experience applying laws, regulations, and investigative methods to the analysis of digital evidence. Experience utilizing computer and network equipment, forensic software applications, specialized forensic equipment, programming languages, and computer scripting to support investigative actions. Experience conceiving and identifying innovative new approaches and new concepts, guides, and methodologies to solve unprecedented problems, and then training peers to perform the same procedure. Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM’s Qualifications Standards.

Job Requirements:

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240)) Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to “Get Your Tax Record” at ( to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS. Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check). Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies. A 1-year probationary period is required. Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled. The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages. This is a non-bargaining unit position. Tour of Duty: Day Shift – Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm. Relocation expenses – No Drug test with negative result is required prior to appointment and subject to random drug testing. Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available. Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

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