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  • Computer Scientist – Field Ops

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    Thank you for your interest in the Computer Scientist-Field Ops program. This is NOT a vacancy announcement. By submitting your resume and transcript(s), you are joining our repository. This can be used to fill our current and future Computer Scientist-Field Ops vacancies.

Description

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

Position Title: Computer Scientist-Field Ops, Series 1550, GS 11/12/13 (External)

Who May Apply: Open to ALL U.S. Citizens

Typical Salaries (RUS):
*GS 11: $61,748 - $80,270
GS 12: $72,168 - $93,821
GS 13: $85,816 - $111,560
*Salaries above are from the Special Salary Rate Table 999B; however, salaries will vary based on location.

Open: 09/28/2017
Close: When a sufficient candidate pool has been reached.
NOTE: Do NOT wait to submit your information as this will close without additional warning.
Promotion Potential: GS 13

Questions regarding this announcement can be directed to techworkforce@ic.fbi.gov.

Key Requirements
• Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance
• U.S. Citizenship Required

Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
Your resume and supporting documentation (i.e. transcripts) will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
* Analytical Thinking
* Problem Solving/Judgment
* Communication
* Technology Awareness
* Interpersonal Ability

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, AND computer science. (15 of the 30 semester hours MUST have been in any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.) Courses designed to provide an introduction to computer science techniques and methodologies are acceptable; courses in teaching elementary, business, or shop mathematics are not acceptable.
*Transcripts MUST be attached or your submission will not be given further consideration.

EDUCATION: Education may be substituted for Specialized Experience as outlined below.
GS 11: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirement provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the U.S.

QUALIFICATIONS: Please clearly describe, in your own resume, how your experience is related to each of the SE bullets listed below. You must address all of the SE/requirement(s) for the grade(s) level for which you wish to be considered.

Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the qualification as defined below:
GS 11: Must have one (1) year SE equivalent GS 9 grade level.
Such experience would include:
• Assists others with basic system and network procurement, installation, administration, and security.
• Uses, troubleshoots, and modifies existing cyber tools and methods to identify, preserve, and analyze digital evidence.
• Assists with the development and implementation of custom tools and methods.
• Provides basic technical and other professional assistance in conducting interviews, searches and other investigative, and operation activity.
• Drafts documents on basic technical and other professional matters, and assists in drafting documents on advanced matters.
• Assists in coordinating with the private sector and other divisions.
GS 12: Must have one (1) year SE equivalent to GS 11 grade level.
Such experience would include:
• Performs basic computer system and network procurement, installation, administration and security and assists other on more complex matters
• Uses, troubleshoots, and modifies existing cyber tools and methods to identify, preserve, and analyze digital evidence
• Develops and implements basic custom tools
• Provides technical and other professional assistance in conducting interviews, searches and other investigative activity
• Drafts documents on technical and other professional matters, and assists in drafting documents on advanced matters
• Performs liaison and outreach
GS 13: Must have one (1) year SE equivalent to GS 12 grade level.
• Performs advanced computer system and network procurement, installation, administration and security, and assists others on more complex matters
• Uses, troubleshoots, and modifies existing cyber tools and methods to identify, preserve, and analyze digital evidence
• Identifies, develops, vets, and implements new tools and methods
• Provides advanced technical and other professional assistance in conducting interviews, searches and other investigative activity
• Coordinates with the private sector and other divisions to lead in the resolution of technical and other relevant issues
• Acts as a subject matter expert, and testifies as such in court
• Remains current with major new advances in cyber and technology topics and provides guidance, tools, and methods on addressing these advances at the National level

Required Documents
You should submit your resume and transcript(s) to the repository as soon as possible because there is no set closing date; therefore, it can close without additional warning. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
1. Pre-Application questionnaire
2. Other supporting documents
* College transcript(s)
* Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
* For Veterans: DD 214, and for Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later

What to Expect Next
Once your resume and transcript(s) is received your qualifications will be evaluated. However, the offices with current vacancies will be evaluated first. Therefore, you can expect limited correspondence from us until a vacancy exists in one of your 3 selected locations. Once selected for a location 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 requested information may disqualify you from consideration.

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.


Responsibilities

  • Performs basic system and network procurement, installation, administration, security, and assist others on more complex matters in adherence to established FBI policies and guidelines.
  • Uses, troubleshoots, and modifies existing tools and methods to identify, isolate, preserve, and analyze digital data.
  • Assists in the identification, vetting, and implementation of new tools and methods in adherence to established FBI policies and guidelines.
  • Develops and implements basic custom tools and methods to identify, isolate, analyze, and preserve digital data; assists in the development and use of basic computing environments for analysis; and assists others in the development and implementation of more advanced tools in adherence to established FBI policies and guidelines.
  • Provides technical and other professional assistance in conducting interviews, searches, and other investigative, and operational activity. Performs basic liaison and outreach, and provides assistance for more extensive liaison and outreach.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Drafts documents on technical and other professional matters, and assists in drafting documents on advanced matters at the appropriate technical level.
  • Stays current with major new advances in relevant technology-related topics, and provides guidance on tools and methods related to these advances at the local level.
  • Coordinates with the private sector and other divisions to resolve technical and other relevant issues.

Details

  • Travel No travel
  • Incentives Not provided
  • Clearance & Citizenship U.S. Citizenship
  • Remote Work No remote work
  • Education Bachelors Degree
  • Salary Range Not provided

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