Employment Opportunity

Systems Analyst - Cyber Crimes

United States Probation for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina

Salary: Depends On Qualifications

Final Filing Date: October 29, 2021

The U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte is seeking qualified applicants for a Systems Analyst position. The individual will serve as the district’s authority on computer and telecommunications related crime. This is NOT a law enforcement position. This position will provide forensic analysis of digital and other multimedia devices recovered by law enforcement officers and preserve it for later use as evidence utilizing appropriate scientific methodologies, forensic techniques, and quality assurance practices in support of criminal and civil investigations.

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  • Conduct forensic examinations of digital and other multimedia evidence through the application of scientific practices for the recognition, collection, analysis and interpretation of digital evidence for criminal and civil law purposes
  • Advise probation officers and other court staff on the availability and reliability of digital evidence
  • Work with probation officers and other agencies to acquire digital evidence
  • Serve as subject matter expert and technical advisor in matters relating to the proper collection, preservation, packaging, and submission of digital and multimedia evidence; ensures evidence handling requirements are met
  • May provide expert witness testimony; produce comprehensive reports and illustrative exhibits for federal proceedings at a level sufficient to explain evidence interpretations and conclusions from forensic examinations and scientific data to a lay audience
  • Perform ongoing evaluation and validation of laboratory instrumentation and methods, operating protocols, and safety procedures under supervision; maintain awareness of safety procedures and identify possible physical conditions and / or laboratory procedures that may create unsafe conditions
  • Act as liaison with other federal, state and local agencies on technical developments, forensic methods, and investigative problems of common interest
  • Provide training sessions and assists staff regarding computer related crimes including training on investigation techniques and tools, supervision strategies, and legal and privacy issues
  • Assist Court Services and Supervision officers formulate recommendations and conditions of release to address specific risk issues posed by cyber and computer related crimes
  • Participate in training in the area of cyber-crime investigation and stay abreast of new developments, research, and technical tools to further the cyber and computer monitoring efforts
  • Routine travel throughout the district is required
  • Occasional travel outside of the district may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, forensic science, or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the US Department of Education.
  • Advanced computer skills in the following areas is preferred:
  • Advanced knowledge of hard drive types (IDE, SATA, SSD, etc.) and functionality;
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret RAM and the important forensic information contained on a live machine;
  • Advanced knowledge of computer hardware components and ability to examine / diagnose individually;
  • Advanced knowledge of all common operating systems (Windows, OS X, Linux);
  • Advanced knowledge of all common mobile operating systems (Android, iOS, Windows, RIM);
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Registry hives, plist, and /etc. files;
  • Advanced knowledge of file systems, file names, file headers, file extensions, compound files, file metadata, and Windows artifacts;
  • Advanced knowledge of hashing algorithms – CRC, MD5, SHA1, etc.;
  • Understanding of character encoding (hexadecimal, binary, ASCII, Unicode, Decimal);
  • Advanced knowledge of disk structure (logical vs. Physical – Master Boot Record), Volume Boot Records, Partition Tables, Unallocated space, and free space); and
  • Advanced knowledge of networking environments and configurations
  • Advanced computer management skills in the following areas is preferred:
    • Systems configurations;
    • System restore and reformatting functions;
    • Encryption / decryption / stenography;
    • Anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall functions;
    • POP3/IMAP/SMTP applications vs. web based email;
    • Open source applications;
    • P2P and file sharing;
    • Remote / cloud storage;
    • Virtual machines;
    • Bootable operating systems;
    • Networks;
    • IRC and chat functions;
    • Slack Space / free space; and
    • BIOS

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Posted: August 30, 2021

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