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Digital Forensics Analyst - Hybrid with Security Clearance

Agile Defense, Inc.
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Digital Forensics
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At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That's why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next. Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility–leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation's vital interests. Job Description: Agile Defense is currently seeking a Digital Forensics Analyst to support an Agency–level Focused Operations (FO) team at DHS. The FO program is part of a team that provides comprehensive Computer Network Defense and Response support through monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise. The successful candidate will support multiple aspects of the Agency's digital forensic analysis of observed or suspected malware samples/evidence and investigate computer security incidents to include insider threat investigations. The successful candidate will support all case work related to forensics investigations for a variety of platforms and devices, including networks, file and operating systems, memory, email, and browsers. As these cases and activities may be used as evidence as part of legal proceedings for potential computer crimes, the Lab manager must be highly disciplined in handing and enforcing strict protocols for case management, chain of custody, and reporting. On site once a week in Springfield, VA Responsibilities: Work according to forensic lab processes and procedures uniformly and comprehensively. Support case load and assist with forensic analysis and reporting of case workload when required. Discover data applicable to legal proceedings such as litigation, government investigations, or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)requests, where the information sought is in electronic format. Assist government personnel to review collected data for privilege and relevance before it is turned over to the requesting party. Perform forensics collection of eDiscovery data using EnCase software and Access Data products, as well as other existing tools; data sources include (but are not limited to), Cloud–based files, Email Files, Text Messages, Call Detail Records, Log Files, Chat Logs. Be responsible for all facets of eDiscovery requests associated with FO cases. Track evidence inventory for intake and release of all evidence items ensuring proper handling and maintenance of evidence and chain of custody records. Develop and maintain the biweekly eDiscovery activities report that identifies eDiscovery team accomplishments and goals. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Possess at least 3 years of directly relevant experience performing digital forensic analysis with some leadership responsibilities. Active Top Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI is required. Knowledge of, understanding, and experience with the stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and Federal Rules of Civil Procedures (FRCP). Familiarity with at least one of the following tools: EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Autopsy/Sleuthkit Knowledge of investigative methods to locate specific electronic data. Proficiency in the latest cyber forensics, response, and reverse engineering skills and understanding of the latest exploit methodologies. Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are. Happy – Be Infectious. Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do. Helpful – Be Supportive. Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated. Honest – Be Trustworthy. Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support. Humble – Be Grounded. Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task. Hungry – Be Eager. Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges. Hustle – Be Driven. Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60–1.35 (c)

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