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US DOS - IA (Digital Forensics Specialist) - Washington DC

Post Posted: Nov 10, 15 07:00

Job Title: Investigative Analyst (Digital Forensics Specialist)
Department: Department Of State
Agency: Department of State - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number: HRSC/OIG-2016-0003

SALARY RANGE:$63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Friday, October 30, 2015 to Friday, November 13, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:GS-1805-11/12
POSITION INFORMATION:Full-Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:13
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:Open to all U.S. citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Investigations (INV). INV conducts criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of activities that threaten the integrity of Department of State (DOS) and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees, programs, contracts, and grants. The incumbent serves as an Investigative Analyst, Digital Forensics Specialist in INV's Forensics Division.

This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).


This position is also being announced through Merit Promotion procedures under Announcement #HRSC/OIG-2016-0005. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both announcements.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

No
KEY REQUIREMENTS

One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.

DUTIES
The incumbent of this position performs the same duties and responsibilities at the GS-11 level as at the GS-12 level; assignments are less complex and do not require the breadth and depth of the knowledge of expertise which is envisioned at the GS-12 grade.

- Assist INV criminal investigators in their casework by participating on interviews and assisting in search warrants and providing digital forensics support. Provides analytical support to the criminal investigators by applying and integrating technological capabilities through every aspect of electronic data acquisition, case investigation, and litigation.

- Follows digital forensics best practices and procedures, and maintains comprehensive notes detailing the work product. Conducts complex examinations involving digital storage media, and independently collects, processes, and preserves digital evidence from electronic devices such as computers, hand held digital devices, network servers, and other automated/data storage devices and digital media.

- Assists criminal investigators in the use of digital first responder tools; to ensure proper handling of evidence should a digital forensics professional not be available. Become a subject matter expert (SME) on one or more digital forensics subjects as outlined by the supervisor. Provides training on subjects to other digital forensics examiners or criminal investigators.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience applying the procedures and methods used to obtain and analyze digital evidence.
Experience researching and following applicable laws and regulations regarding the release of investigative information, such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act.
Experience collecting, organizing and analyzing digital information related to investigative cases.
Experience applying a range of concepts, principles, and practices involving criminological theories and research methodologies.
OR

B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. from an accredited college or university.

OR

C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study). The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.



Applicants applying for the GS-12 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Experience providing expert testimony in court as to the procedures and methods used to obtain and analyze digital evidence.
Experience applying knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding the release of investigative information, such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act.
Experience collecting, organizing and analyzing information related to complex investigative cases, using a state-of-the-art software program.
Experience applying a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices involving criminological theories and research methodologies.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.