Job Overview


About the Agency

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.

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 in sensitive 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.


As an entry-level IT Specialist in the High Technology Investigative Unit (HTIU) located within CEOS, the incumbent conducts digital investigative analysis of seized computers, devices, and data involved in the commission of child exploitation offenses. The incumbent gathers and analyzes information from various records and the Internet, verifies and authenticates the information and evidence to determine facts and further investigations of various types and complexities, and presents findings orally and in writing in a clear, logical manner. The incumbent assists prosecutors and law enforcement 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, and in preparing cases for trial. The incumbent testifies in court as an expert witness, conducts training and delivers presentations before a range of audiences, and conducts on-scene digital evidence identification, collection, preservation and analysis in support of searches being conduct by federal law enforcement agents, and provides other digital investigative analysis and technical assistance as needed.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional domestic and international travel will be required to meet with prosecutors and investigators, provide testimony in criminal cases, conduct training and deliver presentations before a range of audiences, and to conduct on-scene digital evidence identification, collection, preservation and analysis in support of searches being conduct by federal law enforcement agents.

Relocation Authorized

  • No