Criminal Investigator (Digital Forensics)

US Government, Department of the Interior

As a Digital Forensics Criminal Investigator (Special Agent), you will provide critical investigative and law enforcement support to law enforcement programs across the National Park Service in the rapidly changing world of computer forensics.


For more details on elgibility, requirements, and evaluation. Please click “Apply Now”, which will take you to the US Gov job platform.


Job Grade: 13
Total Openings: 1


Oversee and conduct search, seizures, and forensic analysis of all forms of digital evidence

Manage a computer forensic laboratory

Provide training and guidance to other law enforcement officials on digital evidence forensics legal requirements and techniques

Testify as an expert witness in court

Conduct criminal investigations, including preparing affidavits, creating prosecution referral packages, and drafting investigative reports


In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, providing technical guidance to others on law enforcement and digital computer forensics; planning and executing the search, seizure and laboratory forensic analysis of all forms of digital evidence for criminal investigations; and conducting digital evidence forensics and analysis to support criminal investigations. In addition, all applicants must: A. Currently hold, or have held within the past 3 years, a full Type I NPS law enforcement commission – OR – B. Be qualified to receive a Type I Commission upon appointment based upon having completed approved NPS training as outlined by policy including Natural Resource Police Training (NRPT), Land Management Police Training Program (LMPT), US Park Police Integrated (USPPI). This is a primary position covered by enhanced retirement provisions which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after 20 years of service. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position. Two exceptions are allowed: 1) an applicant has prior Federal service in a primary covered position sufficient to complete 20 years of service on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57; or 2) an applicant is a qualified veterans’ preference eligible, in which case the MEA is waived and their corresponding retirement age may be higher than 57 after completing 20 years of service. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either “full-time” (or “40 hours a week”) or “part-time” with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

Job Requirements:

Job Overview
  • Region
  • Remote/WFH
  • Industry
  • Categories
  • Salary

  • Receive job alerts:
    Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
    Your subscription has been successful.

    By subscribing below, you acknowledge that your email address will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use