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Forensic Analyst I or II, Antitrust Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. · Information Technology
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
 
Forensic Analyst I or II (Digital/ Computer Forensics) to assist in the work of the
 
Litigation Support Section
Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
 
The Forensics Analyst will function in a lead capacity assuming responsibilities as
a forensic technical specialist performing data analysis and examination using forensic review software such as EnCase.
 
Please provide requested hourly wage, expected annual salary as permanent federal contract employee, with your resume and references.
 
Period of Performance: 
 Date of hire through December 2021, with extension thereafter
 
Resume Requirements:
 
  • Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font, maximum 3 pages (2-page resume, 1 page with professional references)
 
  • Included your full address, home phone number, mobile phone number, and personal email address
 
  • A one-paragraph overview highlighting each candidate’s qualifications for the position, software experience and education
 
  • Please include three (3) professional references with your resume in the following format
 
Name of Reference:
Job Title:
Organization:
Phone:
Email:
Relationship to candidate during tenure:
   
Special Requirements:
 
-  Must be a U.S. citizen
 
-  Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust (active clearance preferred)
 
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Digital Forensic Science, Computer Science/ Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, or a related field, is also required
  • Must have extensive experience in forensic examinations within the
  • preceding 3 years.
  • Must have expert or intermediate level experience in the use of common forensic tools (e.g. EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Cellebrite). Penlink, XRY, Xways, and Paraben Suite® are desirable.
  • Analyst must also be able to articulate, in detail, the processes being
  • conducted by the forensic tools as well as comprehension of preservation
  • and spoliation issues relating to electronic evidence are required.
  • Must have the ability to work extra hours as needed.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Prior legal experience and the ability to work independently with little
  • supervision.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • EnCase® Certified Examiner (EnCE) or IACIS® Certified Forensic
  • Computer Examiner (CFCE) or comparable certification.
  • Five years total experience may substitute for this requirement in some cases.
 
Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Conducts and performs comprehensive forensic examinations of digital
  • evidence and manages information in support of investigations and litigations
  • while following industry and component established protocols and best
  • practices.
  • Responsible for conducting forensic analysis on a variety of electronic media
  • in support of investigation and litigation matters throughout the process (case
  • planning, intake, acquisition, examination, presentation, and disposition).
  • Provides expert guidance on the extraction, transfer, and storage of electronic
  • data and media so as to preserve the integrity of the evidence; documenting
  • the chain of custody; and assisting investigation and litigation staff in
  • preparing reports and other written material concerning the production,
  • analyses, and preservation of electronic evidence.
  • Performs digital forensic examinations utilizing validated forensic software,
  • such as Encase, Cellebrite, etc. and provides technical guidance and assistance
  • while ensuring that proper precautions are taken in the preservation and
  • prevention of spoliation of electronic evidence.
 
Other tasks include:
  • Maintaining of forensic data receipt inventory and tracking of media.
  • Performing QA (quality assurance) of digital forensic examination results to verify consistency and accuracy based on Antitrust Division standard guidelines.
  • Develop and establish new processing protocols that are in conjunction with Antitrust Division policies and guidelines.
  • Provide recommendations for digital forensic examination methods on various acquired target sources, i.e., hard drives, optical media, network, mobile device items, and mobile device backups, social media platforms, etc.
  • Develop ad hoc applications using scripting languages, such as Visual Basic for Applications.
 
Key Job Functions and Department Needs:
  • Antitrust Division litigation staffs receive significant volumes of both civil and criminal data, including seized material provided in support of Division enforcement matters. Typically, the time frames for data review turn-around are extremely tight, therefore, the Forensic Analyst will be working on a number of different matters simultaneously.
  • Due to the volume of data, the Processing of the seized material is currently handled by an off-site vendor who processes the data and provides Relativity load files following the Antitrust Division Data Specifications.
  • The Forensic Analyst contractor will work closely with the Litigation Support Case Managers and IT staff in order to coordinate getting the subpoena productions and seized data reviewed and analyzed for any potential problems that may exist.
  • Once data is processed and the load files are provided to Antitrust Division, the forensic analyst will examine the completed production and ascertain if the off-site contractor followed Antitrust Division standard data load specifications, and if not, identify what errors exist that need to be corrected by the contractor.
  • The Forensic Analyst could be called on by Antitrust Division legal teams to assist them with questions they have regarding data received and he/she should be able to accurately articulate the type of files received and any concerns that may exist in regards to processing the data as quickly and accurately as possible.
  • Work must be done with strict adherence to high-quality standards and within specific time frames as required by Antitrust Division management and legal teams.
 
 
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