ITility, LLC

  • Forensics Analyst II

    Job Locations US-VA-Rosslyn
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/10/2018 2:30 PM)
    Job ID
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Computer Forensics Analyst will support the Department of State, Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence, Computer Investigation and Forensics Division. The individual will be responsible for recovering data like documents, photos and e-mails from cellphones, computer hard drives and other data storage devices, such as zip and flash drives that have been deleted, damaged or otherwise manipulated. Analysts often work on cases involving offenses committed on the Internet ('cyber crime') and examine computers that may have been involved in other types of crime in order to find evidence of illegal activity. As an information security professional, a computer forensic analyst may also use their expertise in a corporate setting to protect computers from infiltration, determine how a computer was broken into or recover lost files.   


    Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Conducts computer forensic investigations and electronic discovery requests for using proprietary methodologies and cutting edge forensic tools.
    • Performs recovery of deleted files and emails, analysis of deletion activity, keyword searching, internet activity analysis, review of file slack, swap files and unallocated space, and other computer forensics analyses.
    • Dismantles and rebuild systems in order to recover lost data when equipment is damaged
    • Interfaces with various levels of Law Enforcement and Judicial authorities in relation to various matters.
    • Prepares clear and comprehensive notes and reports of findings. Testifying to those findings in judicial proceedings.
    • Collaborates with other forensic analysts, law enforcement officers, and legal experts to identify and recommend methods and procedures for recovery, preservation, and presentation of digital evidence.
    • Reviews requests for forensic support and determines the type of examination needed.
    • Assists in forensic examinations of digital and media from a variety of sources with the goal of developing forensically sound evidence.
    • Advises investigators on the availability and reliability of digital evidence.
    • Conducts interviews and takes statements in relation to computer evidence
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and two to four years of related experience.
    • Ability to pass a background investigation in order to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance required for this position.
    • Must have prior experience collaborating with other forensic analyst, law enforcement, and legal experts.
    • Forensic Certifications such as CFCE, EnCE, ACE, and CDFE are strongly desired.
    • A strong background in forensic lab practices and procedures, evidence handling, and testifying as an expert witness is required.
    • Applying industry-accepted principles and practices in retrieving, recovering, and preserving digital evidence.
    • Experience with cellphones and platforms such as Apple iOS, Android iOS, and/or BlackBerry is desirable.
    • Utilizing industry-accepted forensic tools such as EnCase and FTK.
    • Utilizing experience and knowledge of a wide variety of advanced computer technologies, encryption schemes, and forensic theories to conduct analysis of submitted evidence.
    • Preparing clear and comprehensive notes and reports of findings. Testifying to those findings in judicial proceedings.
    • Reviewing requests for forensic support and determines the type of examination needed.
    • Performing normal demands associated with an office environment.
    • Ability to work on a computer for long periods and communicate with individuals via telephone, e-mail, and in­ person.
    • Must be able to manage multiple projects and maintain a computer forensic lab on a daily basis. The ability to multi-task is critical. The successful candidate must be very detail-oriented, and must be able to interact with other staff and clients, in person or by phone. Critical thinking, problem solving and the ability to endure long working hours is vital.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and sit/stand for extended periods of time. Some travel may be required


    Mandatory Requirement:  Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a Government Security Investigation and must meet eligibility for access to classified information, Top Secret clearance level. However, he/she may begin working based on an interim secret clearance. 






    ITility is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    ITility is committed to providing a work environment that is non-discriminatory, harassment free, fair, ethical and inclusive.

    ITility is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity, and complies with all applicable laws which prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace. ITility strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including without limitation, recruiting, hiring, assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination. This policy covers conduct occurring at ITility’s offices, client sites, other locations where ITility is providing services, and to all work-related activities.


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