The Forensics Specialist is filled by an individual skilled in the area of computer and network analysis. This position supports a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) organization protecting the network security of tens of thousands of users. The work site is located in Springfield, VA. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a TS/SCI clearance.
The Forensics Specialist is a member of the CERT Operations Support Team. This position requires competency in computer forensics, electronic discovery, and information security. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct computer forensic investigations, data recovery, and electronic discovery. The candidate will be expected to have a solid foundation of technical experience and expertise, possess strong communication skills, and exceed our clients’ expectations. The Forensics Specialist is responsible for:
Extensive experience in a leadership capacity in computing security.
Demonstrated skill in performing post-incident computer forensics without destruction of critical data.
Responsible for conducting data forensic investigations for enterprise computer security incidents including but not limited to internal and external intellectual property theft, computer abuse, and attacks/intrusions
Responsible for the research, process development, evidence collection, thorough investigation, produces accurate results, and reporting of all assigned incidents.
Ability to follow through on leads until all possible avenues in investigating a case has been exhausted.
Analyze data and investigative information.
Real-world knowledge of computer forensics with the ability to provide accurate evidence of computer crimes to law-enforcement agencies while using only approved techniques for collecting and preserving evidence.
Communicate with co-workers and management regarding case development.
Provide findings reports and recommendations based on investigative findings.
Prepare reports and documents case details, development and outcome.
Any other duties as requested by management.
Qualities/Additional info: Forensics Specialist should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills, and a fine attention to detail. He/she should also be a self-starter, capable of working on projects independently, if required. Extremely effective oral and written communications skills are a must, in order to present strategy, scripting output and status information to the client in both formal and informal review settings. Frequent interaction with government client is required. Occasional local travel. Occasional weekend hours (< 5%) to support implementations & upgrades. Infrequent (< 5%) long distance travel.
Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a TS/SCI clearance.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.
Minimum six years of relevant professional experience is considered equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum 6 years IT experience
Must have three years experience in Computer and Network Forensics.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with the following operating systems:
Windows, Macintosh, Linux or UNIX, and DOS.
Must have understanding of information systems security; network architecture; general database concepts; document management; hardware and software troubleshooting; electronic mail systems, such as Exchange and GroupWise; Microsoft Office applications; intrusion tools; and computer forensic tools such as EnCase, Access Data, and FTK.
Experience conducting security assessments, penetration testing, and ethical hacking are desirable.
Experience with business process reengineering, capability maturity model, change management, or process improvement.
We are in specific need of mid-level applicants, those with 6-10 years of relevant experience as it applies to this position. The compensation that is allocated to the position is commensurate with the years of experience required, not supplied.
Please only apply to this job if you have are a US citizenship & have a current DOD Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Please know that while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, we can only contact those that are selected for further consideration.
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