Student Cooperative - Paid (CCU)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Mar 06, 2019
Closes
Mar 06, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening
  • Must be able to pass a criminal and financial background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) security clearance
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative (PAID) position in the Office of Investigations, Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) located in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate will provide a wide range of investigative and analytical support to the Office of Investigations. This includes gathering data, conducting limited inquiries, assisting in case development; process automation, application development, computer forensic analysis, computer intrusion investigative support, network administration, information assurance and cyber security activities, researching, assembling, compiling, and tabulating information for agents use in developing search and arrest warrants, and further assisting agents in evaluating evidence for administrative, civil, and criminal hearings or trials. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.

    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills they possess directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 will be considered.

    The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

    This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The salary range including locality pay is as follows:
    Sophomore: $16.67 per hour
    Junior & Senior: $19.23 per hour
    Graduate Student: $21.80 per hour

    YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR IN THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS.

    You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

    In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write.

    Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.
    • Students must be currently enrolled full or half-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student, graduating in 2020 or later; must be "in good standing" with college or university. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS, AND IN GOOD STANDING, WITH A GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) AT LEAST 2.75)
    • Must be currently enrolled in an Information Systems, Cyber, Digital Forensics, and/or Computer Science undergraduate or graduate degree program
    AND
    • Must be able to report to work in the USPS OIG office (Arlington, VA) for which you are selected during core business hours

    You must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements is listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration.

    EVALUATION FACTORS

    Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.
    1. Demonstrated experience researching, analyzing, and/or technical troubleshooting related to computers and/or networks to include: Unix/Linux, Microsoft, and/or Mac OS operating systems.
    2. Demonstrated experience analyzing and evaluating statistical data
    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
    • Participation in Scholarship for Service, CyberCorp program
    • Experience utilizing mobile device extraction, digital forensics acquisition, and analysis tools; Guidance Software Encase, AccessData Forensic Tool Kit/FTK Imager, Volatility, Cellebrite UFED, MSAB XRY, Magnet Forensics Internet Evidence Finder
    • Experience utilizing Splunk/ElasticSearch to analyze large data sets to include databases, and event/activity logs

    Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee Benefits.

    This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send email to jobs@uspsoig.gov. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.

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    Drug test required Yes


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