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Job Title:Digital Investigative Analysts

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:13-CR-CEOS-MV-DEU-004

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




3 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms.  With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.

Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance insensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

This position is located within the Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). This Section is responsible for cases involving, among other things child pornography, including computer child pornography; child exploitation; child sexual abuse occurring within the special jurisdiction of the United States; the transportation of minors across state lines for the purpose of sexual abuse or exploitation; obscenity crimes including obscenity offenses committed by the use of the Internet; trafficking of women and children; and international parental abduction.

CEOS also maintains a website:   CEOS home page


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.


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This position is established as a Digital Investigative Analyst in the High Technology Investigative Unit (HTIU) located within CEOS. As an experienced computer forensics operative, the incumbent conducts and provides advice concerning computer forensic investigations of various types and complexities. Uses extensive networking and forensic knowledge to assist in the forensic analysis of computer systems in Internet technologies. Assists prosecutors and agents in determining the identity and intent of child exploitation offenders by analyzing seized computer systems and data, suggesting investigative avenues and providing technical support. Assists attorneys on the preparation of case material on digital evidence issues. Testifies as an expert witness and provides other digital investigative analysis and technical assistance as needed.


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To qualify at the GS- 13 level, applicants must demonstrate one of the qualifications as listed below:


A. Individuals must possess one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 Federal grade level. Examples of specialized experience inlcude:


Advanced skill with industry standard forensic software such as Access Data Forensic Tool Kit and Guidance Software EnCase applications; Use innovative digital investigative analysis methods; Conducts and collaborates investigations of highly sensitive, complex and difficult nature.

  • You must submit a complete application package; Resume, Occupational Questionnaire, and applicable supporting documents (See "How To Apply).


  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement


  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.


  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


Your application will be evaluated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualifications for the position listed in this announcement. Please note: Basic qualifications will be determined based on a comparison of your resume against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in the position requirements.


If you are found to be qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be further assessed andcompared to the responses of your occupational/assessment questionnaire. The rating you receive will be based on your responses to the questionnaire. Therating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches theknowledge, skills and abilities required for the position, and will determine the quality category in which you place. Using Category Rating procedures, we will determine the "Best Qualified" candidates, who will then be referred for selection.


If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to itsemployees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:


Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.


In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable serviceconnected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified)


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or  incomplete application you may use the following link: .

If you do not have internet access, you are strongly encouraged to visit your local library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides internet access. If you are unable to apply via electronic mail, you may call our Human Resources main telephone number at(202) 514-2811 to obtain assistance in submitting your application materials.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:


1. Your resume - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.


2. Other supporting documents:
a. Veterans Preference Documentation i.e. DD-214, VA letter, if applicable.
b. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable.


Human Resources
Phone: (202)514-2811
Agency Information:
The Criminal Division
1400 New York Ave
Suite 5000
Washington, DC


We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step of the recruitment process (receipt of application, determination of basic qualifications, notice of forward to selecting official, and final selection). After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.

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