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Job Summary

Knowledge Consulting Group
Arlington, VA
Computer/IT Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
7+ to 10 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Focused Operations Analyst

About the Job

The Contractor shall:

  • Advise of the day-to-day activities of the Forensics Laboratory; Develop and maintain the biweekly forensic activities report that identifies Forensic Team accomplishments and goals. Participate in IT security meetings and briefings; attend Enterprise Architecture meetings and briefings as required.
  • Track evidence inventory for intake and release of all evidence items delivered to the forensics laboratory. This includes insuring proper handling and maintenance of evidence and chain of custody records.
  • Case intake and logging to include entries/updates to the Case Management System and coordination of case load.
  • Ensure completed requests for service for all requests are received by the forensic laboratory. This includes verification of all related deliverables.
  • Read and analyze packet traces and raw log dumps.
  • Provide support, reports and all related deliverables on „chain of custody matters.
  • Create Digital forensics reports
  • Process a case from intake, processing, and reporting within 2 weeks.
  • Maintain requests for service for all requests received by the forensic laboratory.
  • Perform advanced forensics collection techniques using EnCase® software, read and analyze packet traces and raw log dumps.
  • Provide support, reports, and all related deliverables on „chain of custody matters.
  • Attend weekly DHS Focused Operations meetings.
  • Participate in weekly TSA Network Intrusion Working Group meetings
  • Perform advanced reverse engineering techniques using debugging software, and behavioral analysis techniques.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Top Secret clearance is required w/ previous SCI held.

  • 6 years of strong security experience is required.
  • Contractor must be proficient in developing and presenting, both verbally and in writing, highly technical information and presentations to non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization. Audiences for this information include, but are not limited to, senior executives at TSA and other agencies.
  • Proficiency with utilizing and evaluating results from the following set of tools to include but not limited to: Encase, FTK, Sawmill, Norman sandbox, Ida pro, and HB Gary.
  • Proficiency with Operating Platforms to include but not limited to: Windows, Apple, and LINUX.
  • Previous experience with handling and processing of digital evidence to include imaging, chain of custody, and analysis
  • Hands on experience with processing large data sets and RAID configurations
  • Familiarity with networking technologies and packet structure.
  • Experience as a court recognized expert witness in the area of digital evidence collection.
  • Prior experience writing objective, accurate, and concise reports effectively communicating all findings to stakeholders
  • Industry standard Forensic Certifications such as EnCE or SANS GIAC preferred.


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