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This vacancy is to fill two positions at any of the listed locations above.
This position is being filled using Direct Hire Authority and is open to all U.S. Citizens. All applicants who meet basic requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.
This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.
The incumbent serves as a Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) at Digital Investigation Branch in the Computer Crimes Unit.
Serves as a technical expert/lead specialist in the utilization of cybersecurity and investigative methods, applying specialized forensic knowledge in developing processes to acquire, analyze and identify digital evidence in criminal, civil, or administrative investigations involving the use of computers, network technology, and digital information in the commitment of crimes;
Performs assignments related to the development, analysis, modification, tracking and implementation of HHS and Department of Justice (DOJ) information-processing standards to use in OIG investigations;
Analyzes data from various sources and synthesizes this information to identify and utilize known security and mitigation strategies, and outline potential contextual implications in execution of their duties and responsibilities;
Participates with OI investigators in planning and executing search warrants, subpoenas, court orders and offers technical expertise in developing a "Step-by-Step" scenario to include determining roles and responsibilities, coordinating possible seizure dates and anticipating post-seizure forensic analysis and associated tool requirements;
Provides computer expertise and assistance to OI investigators and OIG staff in the preservation, collection, and analysis of digital evidence;
Facilitates the gathering, analysis and preservation of digital evidence used in civil, criminal, and administrative investigations;
Serves as technical advisor in the development of plans to analyze evidence seized in criminal investigations involving the use of computers/digital evidence in the commitment of crimes;
Supports the seizure of digital evidence directly or by maintaining readiness to provide remote technical advice, and oversight and supports multi-jurisdictional cases by making assignments of team members in coordination with the Assistant Special Agent in Charge or Digital Investigations Unit Director.
50% or less
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
U.S Citizenship is required.
Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
One-year probationary period may be required.
Subject to random drug testing.
Financial Disclosure will be required.
Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
Attention to Detail
Worked independently to provide support in planning the acquisition and examination of electronically stored information (ESI) through the utilization of technology solutions and process in support of investigations related to an agency's operations programs; and the analysis, design, deployment and maintenance of information technology systems and applications related to the examination and acquisition of ESI.
Established and maintained ongoing working relationships with law enforcement and related information technology management, peers, internal or external stakeholders, and/or customers regarding the utilization of related information technology systems and applications related to the examination and acquisition of ESI; remaining courteous when discussing highly sensitive or controversial information; effectively handled situations involving a high degree of tension or discomfort.
Communicated, explained, or defended complex information technology ideas related to the acquisition and examination of ESI clearly and adapted to the audiences' level of knowledge.
Used analytical techniques to identify alternatives to solve complex, sensitive technological and project problems; anticipated problems identified and evaluated potential sources of information generating alternatives to solve problems related to the acquisition and review of ESI where precedents do not exist.Along with the four competencies listed above, you must meet the below specialized experience: Specialized Experience:
For the GS-12: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of Information Technology Security/ESI specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or private sector equivalent that demonstrates knowledge and skill in conducting, under supervision/mentorship, the acquisition, analysis and examination of ESI, by providing digital investigative and forensic computer expertise and assistance to junior Forensic Computer Examiners (FCEs);
For the GS-13: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of Information Technology Security/ESI specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or private sector equivalent that demonstrates knowledge and skill in conducting, under supervision/mentorship, the acquisition, analysis and examination of ESI, by providing digital investigative and forensic computer expertise and assistance to junior FCEs. I have done so demonstrating the ability to efficiently manage complex and sensitive operations independently, as a team member, or as a team leader. Quality Ranking Factor:
Possess the Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or hold certification(s) in the acquisition of ESI (i.e. EnCE, SCERS, etc).
The substitution of education is not qualifying at the GS-12 or GS-13 level.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility.
Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to:
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education (if applicable), and training relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics listed below.
Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
You will be evaluated on the following:
Attention to Detail
Forensic Examination/ESI Acquisition
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
Veterans' Preference documentation
If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy
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APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 10/01/2018.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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