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Higher Digital Forensic Officer – West Midlands Police

Higher Digital Forensic Officer – West Midlands Police

Job description

Applicants are invited from motivated, enthusiastic hardworking individuals for the post of Senior Digital Forensic Officer within the West Midlands Police, Digital Forensics Team based at Ridgepoint House, Bromford Lane, Ward End, Birmingham.

The applicant will be responsible for providing technical assistance to investigating officers through the digital forensic investigation of computers, mobile phones and other digital data devices that have been or are suspected of being used in the commission of crime. Main duties will include the seizure, retention and examination of computers, mobile phone and other digital devices following Digital Forensic good practice methodologies (ISO17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence). Duties will also include using technical knowledge and investigative skills to prepare evidential reports (Full and Streamlined Forensic Reports) upon completion of Digital Forensic examinations. You will be required to provide fact and procedural based evidence at Court as and when required.

We are ideally looking for applicants with solid experience in Digital Forensics who can demonstrate case experience within either the law enforcement or civil work environment. You should have an extensive knowledge of Windows and/or mobile operating systems and have a solid understanding of computer systems and mobile devices. Experience of network and server-based forensics, of other common operating systems and programming and/or scripting languages is desirable. You should be able to dismantle computers and/or safely handle mobile devices for examination purposes, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. You should also be able to identify, remove and safely handle key computer and/or mobile device components. You should have an ability to examine digital devices in a methodical and precise way and have an aptitude for problem solving. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and will be required to regularly liaise with colleagues at all ranks within and external to the organisation.

The role involves regularly working with material that may be of a sensitive, obscene, offensive or distressing nature (e.g. images that may depict the abuse of children).

The Digital Forensics Team currently works a one weekend in six shift pattern, covering from 0700 to 1800 Monday to Friday and 0700 to1600 at weekends.

If you can evidence any of the above skills you will be invited to take a test based on your technical competencies before any interview selections take place.

For further information about this role please contact 0845 113 5000 extension number:

Dave Martin – 844 6112
Steve Harborne – 844 6134

Department: Forensic Services
Salary: £27,246 to £38,154
Reference: 110-16

Closing Date Extended to June 17, 2016



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