Correctional Program Specialist (Forensics Analyst)

US Government, Department of Justice

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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings:

Duties:

Provides invaluable substantive assistance to the Chief, Digital Forensics Unit (DFU)in supporting the complex security technology mission, and regularly acts as an expert spokesperson at high-level working groups within the law enforcement community. Oversees, plans, coordinates and assists in directing the national cell phone forensic mission supporting the entire BOP. Serves as the BOP’s technical authority for selection and application of cell phone forensic tools and is responsible for a variety of complex intelligence and forensic analyses. Provides guidance to field sites on the intelligence forwarded and its potential relativity to their investigative efforts. Directs the collection and handling of all cellular devices in the field and provides operational intelligence in direct support of investigative activities.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education: GS-12 and GS-13: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. Experience: GS-12 and GS-13: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment. Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes (1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions; (2) a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution’s internal policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and (3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives. This experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or in other positions that included the successful direction, or assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a major phase of such a program. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GS-12: Knowledge in interpreting digital forensics related policy within the program area, where accepted methods and principles are questioned or challenged. Incumbent will master these skills within one year of appointment with training and experience within a Cellphone Forensics Laboratory environment. Knowledge in managing, designing, developing, planning, and initiating cellular device forensic research projects and performing functions to create finished written and/or oral intelligence reports and studies pertaining to data retrieved from devices recovered at all field sites. Incumbent will master these skills within one year of appointment with training and experience within a Cellphone Forensics Laboratory environment. Knowledge in preparing and presenting findings and recommendations, carrying out specific actions regarding controversial issues, and/or selling or implementing new ideas and concepts. Incumbent will master these skills within one year of appointment with training and experience within a Cellphone Forensics Laboratory environment. GS-13: Experience in interpreting digital forensics related policy within the program area, where accepted methods and principles are questioned or challenged. Experience in managing, designing, developing, planning, and initiating cellular device forensic research projects and performing functions to create finished written and/or oral intelligence reports and studies pertaining to data retrieved from devices recovered at all field sites. Experience in preparing and presenting findings and recommendations, carrying out specific actions regarding controversial issues, and/or selling or implementing new ideas and concepts. AND Selective Placement Factor: GS-12 and GS-13: Applicants applying for this position, MUST also possess the following Selective Factors. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factors, you will be found ineligible for the position. Applicant must have one of the following: Training and/or experience conducting forensic examinations of digital devices; OR Training and/or experience maintaining, monitoring, and repairing computer networks. NOTE: All applicants MUST clearly address the Selective Factors in their resume. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Job Requirements:

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 eligibility, 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 score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

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