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    The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps Program is a partnership with the Department of Defense DOD), National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, open to wounded, ill, and injured military veterans and designed to assist returning military heroes who lost their mission.

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    The HERO Program is seeking candidates for a one year internship at computer forensic laboratories in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations law enforcement offices throughout the United States.

    These positions are designed and reserved for:

    • Wounded, ill, or injured Veterans
    • Wounded, ill, or injured Active duty service members, due to transition out of the military, and participating in the Operation Warfighter (OWF) Program

    As a HERO Child-Rescue Corps Intern, training will involve both familiarization with child protective techniques and laws, as well as utilization of computer forensic tools to combat child abuse such as:
    • Knowledge of child abuse, exploitation and protection
    • Knowledge of criminal and predator behavior
    • Overview of the Child Protection System, the Criminal Justice System, and International Law
    • Role of the computer forensic analyst in the investigation of child predators
    You will learn and utilize the following computer forensic techniques:
    • Preview hard drives using forensically sound procedures to scan for evidence
    • Conduct analysis of internet artifacts
    • Image and analyze Random Access Memory (RAM) on a live computer system
    • Analyze the Windows Registry to determine removable volumes that have been attached to the computer system
    • Examine Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) information embedded inside graphic images
    • Assist with conducting validation testing of computer forensic hardware and software
    In addition to utilizing computer forensic techniques, you will learn about:
    • Preparing detailed written reports outlining forensic findings for case agents
    • Testifying as a witness at trials to support evidentiary value involving cases with direct involvement

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You will be expected to travel to attend the 12 weeks of training

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556551300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.