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IT Specialist-Forensic Examiner, GS-11/12 (External), Memphis Field Office - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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IT Specialist-Forensic Examiner, GS-11/12 (External), Memphis Field Office







Who May Apply

Open to ALL U.S. Citizens

Opening Date: June, 1, 2018

Closing Date: June, 15, 2018 11:59 pm (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to HR Specialist Alexander C. Butera at (see application details) or (see application details)

Job Summary

Position: Information Technology Specialist - Forensic Examiner, GS-11/12

Division: Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Working Hours: 8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


GS-11 $62,613.00 - $81,400.00

GS-12 $73,375.00 - $95,388.00

Full Performance level: GS-13

Number of Positions Available: 1

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance
  • Some travel may be required
  • ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Major Duties :

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs forensic science activities to include expert examinations, reporting of results, training, and research that involve all aspects of digital evidence.
  • Inventories, examines, retrieves, and performs comprehensive technical analyses of digital evidence without altering original.
  • Prepares evidence for examination from crime scene.
  • Develops and provides evidence collection and examination agencies.
  • Serves as technical consultant by providing up-to-date training in computer examinations detailing the latest technology, supporting information, and reviews of new products to agents, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • May be required to testify in court as to the procedures and methods used to obtain data.
  • Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports on opinions and finding to stakeholders within the law enforcement community.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies :

  • Technology Awareness
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Information Management
  • Forensics
  • Forensics - Digital/Computer
  • Communication
  • Customer Service

Positive Education Requiremen t

This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic educational requirement by submitting a copy of their college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least 24 semester hours in one or more of the following disciplines: computer science, information systems analysis, science/technology, information management, mathematics, computer engineering, or electrical/electric engineering:


  1. Applicant has had experience that demonstrates accomplishments of computer project assignments that require a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques. For example, assignments would show on the basis of general design criteria provided, experience in developing modifications to part of a system that require significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original devlopment.


  1. Applicant has completed the following technical courses or equivalent: A+ Certification, CCNA Certification, MCSE Certification; FBI Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) Field Examiner Certification Course.

EXCEPTION: FBI employees applying for any grade level who do NOT meet the degree requirement mentioned above must meet the following:

FBI applicants who were active Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) Forensic Examiners (FE), Forensic Examiners in Training (FET) or Cart On-The-Job Trainees (OJT) as of 2/15/2002;

Each candidate must meet the certification requirements of the FBI Operational Technology Division upon completing the Cart FE Training program, which includes the demonstrated ability to use software utilities, demonstrated ability to acquire digital evidence ability to conduct forensic exams of digital evidence and obtaining A+/Net+ certification.

IN ADDITION: Each candidate must successfully complete and pass an assessment test on forensic capabilities before certification. Inability to meet these requirements may warrant removal from the program.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Specialized Experience (SE):

GS-11 : Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Acquire and ensure safety of computer-related evidence.
  • Established hardware and software interfaces using commercial programs and equipment.
  • Developed and used investigative techniques and support methods.
  • Employed programming and algorithmic designs.

GS-12 : Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Acquire and ensure safety of computer-related evidence.
  • Established hardware and software interfaces using commercial programs and equipment.
  • Developed and used investigative techniques and support methods.
  • Employed programming and algorithmic designs.
  • Experience in evidentiary techniques resulting in the acquisition, examination, or/presentation of computer related evidence for investigative purposes.


All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:

GS-11: Applicant must have a Ph.D. OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

GS-12: Education may not be substituted for Specialized Experience at this grade level.

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process:

Step 1: Click the \"Start\" button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don't already have an account.

Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents:
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later

How to Attach Documents

To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
Step 2: Click \"Add Attachment\".
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or \"Other\" if one is not available).
Step 4: Populate the \"Attachment Purpose\" field. Click \"Continue\".
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the \"+\" on the Attachments step.

To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click \"My Submissions\".
Step 2: Click the \"Add Attachment\" located under the \"Cover Letters and Attachments\" section.
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
  1. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
  2. The month/year work began
  3. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
  4. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the \"Cover Letters and Attachments\" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type \"Other.\"

Veterans' Preference
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at (see application details) , telephone at (see application details), or FAX at (see application details). Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.


The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

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