Information Technology Specialist (DATAMGT/INFOSEC)

US Government, Department of Agriculture

This position is in the Chief Information Office which manages the information resources environment for the Forest Service. The incumbent serves as an Information Technology (IT) litigation forensics specialist providing expertise and support for electronic discovery (eDiscovery) and computer forensic analysis activities for the agency and USDA. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jarhid Brown at


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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: 1


Prepare draft declarations, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas and other formal evidence discovery methods.

Provide identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, and review for electronically stored information.

Provide technical expertise, maintenance, problem solving, and training for specialized eDiscovery and computer forensic software and hardware.

Provide consultation and presentations to employees, leadership, and other internal and external stakeholders regarding current eDiscovery and Litigation Hold direction, policy, law, and processes.


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as three or more of the following: experience providing identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, review, and production services for electronically stored information; and/or conducting electronic forensic examinations via computer or mobile device; and/or preparing written documentation on examination finds or legal proceeding; and/or providing instruction on current eDiscovery and Litigation Hold direction, policies, laws, and processes. In addition to the qualification requirements above, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following competencies: Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 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. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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