Job Title: Digital Investigative Trainee (Student Volunteer)Job Announcement Number: 14-SV-CEOS-002
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 to
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Part Time -
4 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Computer Science students.
These internships will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month.
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The High Technology Investigative Unit (HTIU) within the Child Exploitaion and Obscenity Section (CEOS) conducts forensic analysis on computer evidence in federal cases involving child exploitation crimes. It works closely with federal agencies such as the FBI, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Postal Inspection Service; as well as federal prosecutors all across the country to investigate networks of offenders and the different technologies used to facilitate the crime and conceal their idenity. The mission of the HTIU is simply to: provide the most accurate, up-to-date expertise on computer forensic matters and assist law enforcement agents and prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of computer facilitated child exploitation offenses. The HTIU goes far beyond the bits and bytes of standard computer forensic examinations by combining seized evidence with other information in online cloud storage. HTIU specialists are routinely asked to assist in national operations involving child exploitation over the internet, special investigative initiatives, and research and develop new investigative tools and techniques. In addition, HTIU specialists may be asked to assist in drafting proposed legislation, developing and delivering training for law enforcement agencies, and testify as experts in federal court. The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section works with U.S. Attorneys Offices and law enforcement agencies throughout the country and internationally with our law enforcement partners throughout the world.
- 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.
- You must be enrolled in a Computer Science Undergraduate/Graduate program
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Digital Investigative Trainee, your Duties and Responsibilities will be:
Your role at the HTIU will be a unique one. The HTIU provides the opportunity for current graduate and undergraduate students to experience the computer forensics field first hand. You may be asked to restore a Linux server one day and analyze log files from an electronic wiretap the next. The scope of work is broad, and no day is mundane. In addition to your short term tasks, you will be asked to complete a long-term assignment that will significantly contribute to the HTIUs overall success.
Long term assignments are based on your particular expertise, career objectives, and the immediate needs of the Unit. You will work with your immediate supervisor to determine you assignment, which may include: Research and experiment on specific Windows file behaviors to provide conclusive data on the impact of day to day computer usage. Analyze internet-based software such as web browsers, P2P, IRC, IM, Newsgroup readers, e-mail clients, etc. to determine the impact of their installation and identify potential evidence.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for this Student Volunteer program, applicants must demonstrate the qualifications as listed below:
Undergraduate and Graduate Computer Science students are eligible to apply. Prior to finalizing an appointment, all interns are required to undergo a security check, which includes a name and fingerprint clearance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a determination of suitability for employment based on the information a candidate provides in the security form. Students must be U.S. citizens.
All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). 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.
- You must be enrolled in a Computer Science program before the end of each month to qualify for the internship.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application must show that all requirements, including education are met. You will be found "INELIGIBLE" if you do not possess the minimum requirements described above. If your application is incomplete, you will be deemed ineligible.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the last day of every month.
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.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
- Your Résumé (Cover Letter is optional)
- Unofficial Transcripts or proof of enrollment in a Computer Science program.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will notify applicants if they have been selected for an interview.