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Jacobs Digital Media Forensics Analyst, Expert in Fort Meade, Maryland

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Position Summary

The Buffalo Group, a Jacobs company, is seeking experienced Digital Media Forensics Analysts to support the U.S. Army with CI and CT investigations. Analysts will combine computer science with forensic skills to recover information from computers and storage devices to recover data (e.g. documents, photos, and e-mails) from computer hard drives and other data storage devices that have been deleted, damaged, or otherwise manipulated. Analyst use forensic tools and investigative methods to find specific electronic data; hunt for files and information that have been hidden, deleted or lost; help customer officials analyze data and evaluate its relevance; create detailed notes on processes undertaken; and develop intelligence-based reporting.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Perform all phases of the forensic examination of digital media, including on-site and off-site evidence acquisition/seizures, forensic analysis, and reporting, ensuring chain of custody is maintained and that applicable rules of evidence are adhered to.

  • Provide support for incident response activities, intrusion events, and malware analysis

  • Research, design, deploy, and lead training events.

  • Evaluate emerging forensic technologies.

  • Provide operational security assessments and support cyber forensic and cyber security tasks.

  • Protect computers from infiltration, determine how a computer was broken into, and recover lost files.

  • Provide testing and evaluation of emerging trends in digital forensics software and hardware and assist in developing new and innovative forensic processes and procedures.

  • Support forensics deliverables including CI, CT, HUMINT or Technical Analysis AARs; Intelligence Capabilities, Framework and Architecture Assessments; Threat Intelligence Briefings; CI or HUMINT Policy Analysis; Threat and Vulnerability Assessments; and Analytical Information Reports.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Experience Required

  • Minimum 20 years relevant experience; with at least a portion of experience within the past 2 years.

  • Minimum 2 years of mobile device forensics experience.

  • Minimum 2 years of host-based forensic experience.

Special Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Must possess DoD Certified Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE) certification.

  • Must possess a digital forensic certification, such as Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), or EnCase Certified Examiner.

  • Certification through the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) or the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) is preferred

  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline.

  • US government clearance: Current Top Secret/SCI

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed.

  • Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.

  • Must be a US citizen.

The Buffalo Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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