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Supervisory Criminal Investigator (RAC) - Moffett Field, CA
Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hiring Organization:Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:IG13B0001
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As the RAC, in CCD, the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for the direct supervision, oversight and leadership of investigators, computer forensic examiners, and other support staff within CCD. Supervises and leads a geographically dispersed staff involved in conducting investigations, as well direct support to investigations, ensuring the integrity of programs and operations of NASA are in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Provides technical and administrative direction of investigative projects and activities within the OIG, as well as at the local, state, national and international level, as appropriate.
Performs investigations involving persons and property under the charge and control of NASA, pursuant to Federal statutes. Conducts complex investigations in accordance with Title 18 U.S. Code. Performs analysis of the facts or evidence to establish interrelationship; resolves conflicts in the evidence by uncovering the facts or reconstructing information in order to develop the case more thoroughly; substantiates findings or conclusions; examines records to detect links in a chain of evidence or information; and develops and uses informants to get leads on information.
Oversees analyses of electronically stored information (digital evidence) in support of administrative and criminal investigations. Interprets electronic information stored on a wide range of IT systems and networks commonly found in private residences, businesses, and the federal government. Partners with the United States Attorney's Office to coordinate criminal prosecutions and preparing affidavits to be used in the application of search warrants and subpoenas.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, program staff, NASA IT Security and IT administrators, and other federal, state, local, and international law enforcement officials. Effectively collaborates with diverse individuals to meaningfully contribute to the successful completion of time sensitive operational events, such as interagency joint investigations. Conducts continuous outreach to relevant NASA personnel to develop and maintain a working knowledge of key NASA networked systems and programs. Routinely takes steps to stay abreast of current and developing technologies by independent efforts as well as participation in relevant work groups and task forces.
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For the GS-14 grade level, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above. Specialized experience may include: participating in computer forensic work groups/cybercrime task forces as well as industry sponsored workgroups in order to stay abreast of current trends within the community; experience in conducting computer intrusions investigations involving individuals exceeding their authorized permissions on networked computer systems; ability to lead and coordinate a diverse group of investigators and support staff to effectively prevent, detect and investigate a wide range of crimes, as well as violations of agency-level policies; experience in conducting, planning and directing the investigation of complex crimes where automated information systems were the principal targets or means to consummate the crimes; wrote reports policies to ensure all computer forensic products and procedures of an organization were fully defensible in adversarial judicial or administrative proceeding; demonstrates a rich understanding of the theoretical concepts of computer science, as well as practical problem solving skills required to obtain necessary information.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position requires moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard too himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Please see the link in the announcement for complete details of the position
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