Forensic Examiner

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Baltimore, MD4.4


The FBI is seeking experienced Information Technology Specialists — Forensic Examiners to plan, coordinate and direct forensic science activities including expert examinations, reporting of results, training and research that involve all aspects of digital evidence.

As an FBI Forensic Examiner, you will inventory, examine, retrieve and perform comprehensive technical analyses of digital evidence without altering the original and prepare evidence from crime scenes for examination.

Job duties also include developing and working with evidence collection and examination agencies and serving as a technical consultant by providing up-to-date training in computer examinations, detailing the latest technology, supporting information and reviews of new products to FBI Special Agents and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

You may be required to testify in court about the procedures and methods used to obtain data, and to prepare and furnish authoritative oral and written reports on opinions and findings to stakeholders within the law enforcement community.

Pay levels for this position range from GS-7 through GS-13.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI clearance.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Must verify completion of the basic education requirements below by submitting a copy of college transcripts.


At least 24 college level semester hours from an accredited college or university in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Information Systems Management
  • Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Technology Management
  • Information Systems Analysis
  • Computer/Digital/Electronic Forensics
  • Science/Technology (other than physical sciences)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Data Structure and Design

AND one of the following:

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in one or more of the field identified above;


  • Six years of full-time experience working as either a Technician or Forensic Examiner (consistent with FBI digital evidence program definitions) within a digital evidence facility that supports criminal investigations and has an external accreditation or internal quality assurance framework.

In your resume, please describe your experience with:

  • Multiple operating systems (Linux, Windows and Mac).
  • Command line interfaces in Linux, Windows and Mac.
  • Computer hardware repairs.
  • Mobile device hardware repairs.
  • Establishing relationships and interacting effectively with government officials, external agencies and other external contacts.
  • System administration for computer systems.

Please also address the following Competencies in your resume:

  • Technology Awareness
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Information Management
  • Forensics
  • Forensics — Digital/Computer Skills
  • Communication
  • Customer Service


STEP 1:Click on the “Apply” button to be directed to the FBIJobs Talent Network.

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STEP 2: Click the “Start” button to begin. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue or to register with FBIJobs if you don’t already have an account.

STEP 3: Follow the step-by-step process to submit your interest. You will be guided through each step. You must complete all sections of the form AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED to successfully submit your interest.

1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates.

2. Other supporting documents:

  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education, or if there is a positive education requirement.
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later.

Please see instructions on the site for attaching documents.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)