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Junior Forensic Examiner (Digital Forensics) with Security Clearance

Longeviti LLC
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Job Role
Digital Forensics
Job Type
Junior Forensic Examiner (Digital Forensics) Position Code 1226 Work Location Lorton, VA Security Clearance Public Trust The DEA requires qualified digital forensic examiners to conduct identification, collection, preservation, documentation and analysis of digital evidence. The DEA also requires qualified Discovery staff in support eDiscovery services. The DEA requires the following support staff: program analyst, research and develop engineers, senior system architect, and a senior system administrator. The primary place of work performance is the Digital Evidence Laboratory at 8550 Cinder Bed Road, Suite 500, Lorton, Virginia 22079, but may also include positions permanently located at other DEA facilities. Perform OSB digital forensics support in accordance with DEA and SFL9 policies and procedures in support of DEA investigations as required. OSB locations may include, but are not restricted to, residences, office buildings, drug manufacturing plants, pharmacies, hospitals, and doctor's offices. The Government will determine the OSB operations that require support and provide initial OSB coordination. Support the laboratory's quality program by performing method validation & verification (review of forensic tools), perform instrument maintenance and testing, assisting with the Proficiency Test Program, assisting with the documentation and review of records in support of laboratory accreditation, performing audits & review of forensic work, assisting with discovery requests, assisting with the maintenance and storage of electronic examination records, and organizing forensic findings to be released to investigators. Perform digital forensic analysis and research for DEA. In this capacity, examiners shall conduct duties commonly associated with forensic analysis and research in accordance with DEA laboratory policy. In situations where laboratory policy does not exist or is not clear, the examiner shall rely on industry best practices. The contractor will need to develop the expertise to extract evidence from a variety of data sources, to include proprietary pharmaceutical databases. The forensic examiner is expected to apply research in order to solve unique analytical challenges. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Forensic Examiner duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assisting with seizure of digital evidence from on–site search locations while minimizing possible data loss. Preserving and archiving digital evidence using forensic best practices. Maintaining proper chain of custody of evidence and associated documentation. Interfacing with investigators and developing analysis plan to meet customer needs. Utilizing authorized forensic tools to perform forensic imaging and extraction from digital media. Maintaining operational effectiveness of all assigned Government hardware, software, and forensic support equipment. Writing clear reports that accurately present forensic findings and detailed notes to ensure those results are repeatable. Testifying in court, Grand Jury, or other legal proceedings through testimony, sworn affidavits, or other legal instruments. Successfully passing competency and annual proficiency tests in Digital Forensics as determined by SFL9. Providing guidance and training on emerging technology and new techniques to forensic personnel as needed. Performing method validation/verification (review of forensic tools) Performing instrument maintenance and testing Assisting with the Proficiency Test Program Assisting with accreditation support Performing audits / review of forensic work Assisting with discovery requests Assisting with consolidation of electronic records of forensic analysis for filing (Case Closure) Organizing laboratory records and data for delivery to laboratory customers Performing other laboratory forensic functions as assigned. On–Site Backups (OSB) Requires ability to travel with limited advance notice of 1–2 days. OSB travel typically consists of 2 nights/3 days, with days 1 and 3 identified as travel days. The contracted examiner must be able to adjust immediately to unexpected changes. OSB operations normally take place during the workweek (i.e. Monday through Friday); however, occasional weekend (i.e. Saturday and Sunday) work may be required. OSB operations frequently exceed a typical eight–hour day and it is required that the contracted examiner remain on–site as long as is necessary to complete the operation. During an OSB, work schedules will adjust due to operational needs. Provide on–site digital forensics technical support for DEA operations. Identify and provide assistance and guidance for search and seizure of computer systems, handheld devices, and digital storage media. Follow laboratory policies and procedures for OSB operations. Laboratory Analysis and Database Extractions Interfacing with an investigator and developing analysis plan to address questions of investigative relevance. Performing forensic analysis, to include, but not limited to: Recovering deleted files and other system artifacts. Decrypting password protected data files and devices. Performing forensic keyword searches and producing results. Analyzing and interpreting various data to provide technically accurate forensic results and reports. Querying, extracting, and reporting data from relational databases found on suspect media while maintaining data integrity. Recovering and restoring proprietary pharmaceutical databases, to include from flat files or backups. Writing clear and concise technical reports and notes detailing work. Conducting research and development to identify evidentially significant artifacts from emerging hardware and software technologies. Conducting research and development to identify new methods of forensic data extraction and preservation. Conducting validation of tools and techniques. Providing guidance and training on emerging technology and new techniques to forensic personnel as needed. Participating and representing the laboratory in professional organizations and working groups as required. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, COMPETENCIES: Up to 3 years' experience Pass a DEA lab skills test Preferred or Desired experience, knowledge, skills, abilities If certified no experience needed. More than 3 years becomes a mid–level forensic examiner CERTIFICATIONS OR TRAINING REQUIRED : Candidates must possess a laboratory–approved industry certification in digital forensics from an accredited organization, (e.g., EnCE, GCFE, IACIS CFCE). SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust through DoJ EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree 24 credit hours in computer science, engineering or mathematics SAFETY and HEALTH Longeviti, LLC, as the employer, herein notifies each employee candidate and hired employee of the enterprise–wide employee requirement to follow and adhere to all Longeviti Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental (LOSH)–E controls, policies, procedures, standards, rules, regulations, orders, and guidelines as a condition of employment (herein referred to as safety controls) as directed by Longeviti, LLC supervision, management, and administration. OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER FOR INCLUSION: US Citizen Valid State Issued Driver's License BENEFITS Longeviti offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package. The Longeviti benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and/or families . Longeviti also includes basic life insurance plus short– and long–term disability for the employee. Employees may elect to enroll in our company's 401k plan. Employees will also accrue paid time off and holidays. Additional voluntary options include legal coverage, supplemental insurance plans, and commuter benefits. ABOUT LONGEVITI Longeviti is a government contractor specializing in providing professional support services in the fields of information technology, program management, agency administration, and intelligence analysis. We are a certified 8(a) and small disadvantaged business that excels in the market having earned our status as an ISO 9001 certified provider of services and are rated as CMMI Level 3 in both Development and Services. Quality and continuous improvement are basic tenets of the organization and giving our staff the tools to make it happen are a trademark. Customer satisfaction is paramount. Longeviti, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Longeviti is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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