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Computer Forensic Specialist

Req #: 233838
Location: Washington, DC US
Job Category: Information Technology
Minimum Clearance Required: DOJ MBI

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

You will provide support to attorneys and legal staff in the following areas:

  • Determine best methods of requesting and collecting data and devices as part of ongoing investigations. 
  • Assist with preparing subpoenas, agreements, or other legal documentation to receive required data from complainant, subject or witnesses.  
  • Determine best methods to acquire and analyze data, determining the most appropriate hardware and software tools to be used.
  • Assist in collection of data in the laboratory environment or onsite, as needed.
  • As subject matter expert, provide guidance and consultation to most effectively and efficiently provide requested services.
  • Provide expert opinion on development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to provide most up-to-date techniques and technology in supporting digital forensics services.
  • Provide direct technical support to investigation, litigation, and forensic unit staff, to collect, preserves, process, analyze and interpret digital evidence from a broad range of electronic data storage media.
  • Work with CACI Digital Forensic Lab (CDFL) to provide and coordinate appropriate services to the SEC.
  • Determine best methods to acquire and analyze data, determining the most appropriate hardware and software tools to be used.
  • Manage digital forensics examinations/investigations through the entire lifecycle (case planning, intake, acquisition, examination, presentation and disposition).
  • Conduct forensic examinations of computers and media from a variety of sources with the goal of developing or presenting forensically sound evidence.
  • Conduct research of IP addresses, domain names, and other cyber activity to provide investigative leads.
  • Apply industry accepted principles in retrieving, recovering, and preserving digital evidence.
  • Utilize industry accepted forensic tools such as X-Ways, EnCase, Cellebrite, Nuix, and FTK.
  • Research and maintains proficiency in tools, techniques, and trends.
  • Provide oral and written communications to legal staff concerning results of examinations to include legal declarations as well as fact and expert witness testimony at trial.
  • Serve as a source of technical counsel and advice for forensic collection and processing activities and possess the ability to lead forensic investigations in the field or laboratory.
  • Collaborate with and provides technical guidance and assistance to other forensic analysts, law enforcement officers, legal staff/experts, network and system administrators, program/project leads, and customers to recommend methods and procedures for recovery, preservation/prevention of spoliation, storage, processing, and presentation of digital evidence.
  • Use experience and knowledge of a wide variety of advanced computer technologies, encryption schemes, and forensic theories to conduct analysis of submitted evidence.
  • Support the development of workflow and procedures documents maintaining chain of custody of evidentiary documents
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive notes and reports of examination activities and findings and assists in the draft of quality assurance and standard operating procedures.
  • Testify to those findings in judicial proceedings.
  • May function in a lead capacity assuming responsibilities as a digital forensics expert.
  • Perform duties in support of in-house and external customers.
  • Digital forensic sub-disciplines/categories covered include, but are not limited to: computer/cyber forensics, network forensics, mobile device and tablet, vehicle forensics, database and financial forensics, eDiscovery, audio/video forensics and image analysis (i.e., digital multimedia forensics), and biometric data analysis (e.g., facial and speaker recognition).
  • May supervise a team of forensic analysts with duties to include case assignment, case management, scene management, and other duties of a first line supervisor.
  • Review and approve reports, notes, and case files of junior analysts.
  • Act as a source of reference for junior analysts and possess the ability to lead forensic investigations in the field.
  • Receive, inventory, and sign for physical evidence submitted for examination.
  • Research and maintain proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and trends in computer network vulnerabilities, data hiding, network security and encryption.
  • Provide assistance in identifying, monitoring, investigating and analyzing network intrusions

You’ll Bring these Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • A NACI is required to begin employment. CACI has the ability to provide clearance sponsorship for qualified individuals.
  • United States Citizenship
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 12 years of professional experience
  • 8 years of computer forensics experience

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Digital forensic certifications (one or more): CFCE, CCE, GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, ACE, CCME, or similar certification
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with mobile forensics and using forensic tools such as X-Wayss, EnCase, Nuix, Cellebrite
  • Cyber/network related certifications: (one or more): A+; Network+, Server+, GREM, GNFA, CISSP, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, or similar certification
  • Strong technical skills proficiency in the following areas: computers, mobile devices, and servers (database, email, and file shares)
  • Documented experience acquiring and analyzing data from mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android mobile phones and tablets. 

What We Can Offer You: 

CACI provides training and support to its employees on an ongoing basis.  Our leadership emphasizes the value of ethics and character in everything we do.

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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