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Digital Forensics Examiner - 90260977 - Washington

Date: Sep 10, 2019

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SUMMARY:

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Amtrak OIG is not a Federal agency. Our employment opportunities are not federal jobs.

 

Join with the Inspector General to help make America’s railroad operate more efficiently and effectively. We are seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference. By conducting or supporting independent, objective audits and investigations of the programs and operations of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), you could directly contribute to our mission of providing independent, objective oversight of Amtrak’s programs and operations; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse; and providing Congress, Amtrak management, and Amtrak’s Board of Directors with timely analysis about Amtrak’s programs and operations. Join us as we continue to build a model OIG centered on independence, teamwork, diversity, work-life balance, and value-added oversight. Next stop…the Amtrak Office of Inspector General!

 

The Digital Forensics Examiner is responsible for providing fundamental digital forensics investigative support pertaining to fraud and any other misconduct or abuse involving Amtrak programs and operations. The incumbent is responsible for digital evidence collection and analysis in support of complex/sensitive criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collaborates with Criminal Investigators in gathering and analyzing digital evidence in criminal and noncriminal cases.
  • Provides digital forensic support through the analysis of electronic evidence. Conducts computer and mobile forensic examinations that are consistent with those standards established by Amtrak OIG, as well as reflective of current trends and techniques within the law enforcement, OIG, and professional communities.  This may include the testing of forensic software and other appropriate automated analytical tools to meet diverse investigative requirements.
  • Prepares interim and final forensic reports for case agents, prosecutors, investigators, and/or management officials in accordance with Amtrak-OIG policies and procedures.
  • Troubleshoots software and hardware for deployment of forensic and other analytical tools managing configuration issues of moderate complexity.
  • Plans and develops new methods, approaches, and procedures, and provides advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of IT issues. Interprets IT policies, standards, and guidelines. Conducts analyses and recommends resolutions of issues affecting the specialty area.
  • Serves as liaison with vendors dealing with resolving maintenance issues or upgrading systems. Ensures technical conformance to the agency’s requirements and policies involving technology development/modernization efforts.
  • Participates in professional development, including digital forensic associations and scientific symposiums or working groups.  Incumbent participates in national or regional computer forensic associations. Maintains certifications in related forensic disciplines as necessary.
  • Testifies before Grand Juries, courts of law, or administrative hearings in support of forensic examinations, opinions, or other investigative matters. This includes producing comprehensive reports and illustrative materials for Federal, State, or Local judicial proceedings. Qualified as a witness in digital forensic examination procedures and outcomes.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related field.  
  • Must have at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer hardware and software including digital forensics software and hardware components.
  • Knowledge and ability to plan and conduct basic and intermediate forensic investigative steps.
  • Knowledge of technological and legal trends or situations that have potentially significant repercussions to computer forensic investigations including current policies, regulations and procedures, proposed legislation, court decisions, special intelligence, and technological changes that could affect the agency operations or policies.
  • Knowledge in computer hardware and multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Unix, Linux, Apple, as well as software and mobile device technologies, especially as it impacts digital forensic activities.
  • Knowledge of Federal criminal and civil law, practice and procedures.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills in the preparation of forensics reports and oral testimony in court or other legal proceedings.
  • Must have basic training in testifying in criminal, civil, or administrative trials/hearings.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain composure in stressful situations and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail.
  • Analytical, problem solving and project management skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field. 
  • Professional certifications preferred in digital forensics discipline, digital forensics software, or IT/networks.
  • Background in criminal investigation or law enforcement. 
  • General knowledge of the laws, practices and procedures of Federal Inspector General Offices.
  • Basic technical knowledge including investigative computer forensics support experience in addition to some training or experience in network-based cyber investigations including understanding of computer/infrastructure vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Familiarity with passenger rail operations and/or transportation operations.


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Requisition ID:41441
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Legal 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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