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Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst - Washington DC

Post Posted: Aug 26, 15 07:16

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Job Title:Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:U.S. Secret Service

SALARY RANGE: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, August 21, 2015 to Thursday, August 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1801-13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: All United States citizens.

The selectee will serve as a Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst in the Office of Investigations, Criminal Investigative Division. Typical work assignments include:

Conducting computer forensic exams on both live and offline computer acquisition, multiple operating systems (Windows, Apple, Linux, etc.), and mobile devices; and conducting sophisticated network computer forensic analysis.
Conducting network intrusion examination and investigations to include both live and offline electronic evidence preservation, net flow analysis, log analysis, and forensic malware analysis.
Preparing case summaries of evidence for legal prosecution; assisting in discovery conferences to explain and discuss forensic findings; and preparing reports, correspondence, and official messages.
Serving as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR).

You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $90,823) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level performing duties such as maintaining or constructing computer hardware; analyzing data from firewall and network traffic logs, and host system logs; providing computer forensic support to investigations in the form of evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, and data recovery; and performing investigative functions in a Windows, Apple and Linux operating systems architecture, security controls, hardening and testing environments.

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.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment.
Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
Submit to a polygraph examination prior to your appointment.
The incumbent may be requested to perform inventory and process evidence, which requires walking, bending, stretching, crawling and lifting. Additionally, when instructing and supporting the NITRO program, the employee should anticipate being on their feet and/or walking for an extended period of time.
The work is primarily performed in an office setting, but the incumbent will be requested to assist in the seizure and transportation of electronic evidence as well as providing classroom instruction.
Overtime work may be required due to the time-sensitive nature of the work performed.
Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed within the first year of employment in the following areas:
Computer Forensic and NITRO Training.
Contracting Officer Representative (COR) training.

Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, a score will automatically be calculated based on your answers to the vacancy specific questions to place you in one of three categories. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered and deemed eligible. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:

Ability to conduct forensic examinations.
Ability to conduct network intrusion investigations and analysis.
Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals for varying purposes.
Knowledge of procedures, regulations and practices pertaining to procurement and acquisition functions.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: 1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined in the job analysis. 2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. 3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined in the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.

Interview Requirement: Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.