PS/1138/H - A5 - Digital Forensic Investigator - Serious Crime

Police Staff
Serious Crime
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Digital Forensic Investigation Unit
£31,875 - £40,698
Full Time
**Please note that this vacancy has now closed and is available to redeployees only; it will not be checked on a regular basis by the recruitment team. It is therefore essential that if you apply for this role, you e-mail to notify us that you have submitted an application. We will then process it for shortlisting. If you do not notify us by e-mail that you have submitted an application, it will not be picked up. Please also ensure that you notify your allocated Change Advisor of any redeployee applications that you have submitted.
Redeployees who apply will be given priority over any other internal applicants for permanent roles up until the point that an offer has been accepted either verbally or in writing.
If a role is not filled by an internal candidate and is advertised externally, redeployees will continue to get priority over external applicants until a successful candidate has received a final offer of employment.**

The Digital Forensic Investigation Unit (DFIU) is the Force's dedicated team responsible for the identification, forensic extraction and interpretation of intelligence and evidence from digital devices.

Working mainly in a busy laboratory at Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City, You will undertake forensic examinations of mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices in accordance with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) guidelines and court approved investigation techniques and provide high quality written and oral evidence that can be presented to the Crown Prosecution Service and at Court. Previous experience in a Digital Forensic environment or related field is essential.

You will be involved in the most challenging and interesting cases of computer forensics work and will be directly involved in the investigation of serious crime, homicide, and child sexual exploitation. The successful applicant will therefore be working in an environment which may expose them to discussions about child sexual abuse and related images. This is a challenging but also very rewarding area of work helping to safeguard some very vulnerable members of the community.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an excellent in-depth knowledge of the different operating systems available on computers and mobile devices and have a passion for all things technical. They must also have a comprehensive knowledge of the different types of physical hardware and components that make up these devices as well as show an understanding of how the data is stored on them.

The successful applicant will have either an existing degree level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline such as digital forensics, computer science or demonstrate a similar level of skills from vocational experience. Training will be provided to achieve the qualifications needed to undertake the duties of this post.

Most significant of all, candidates must be able to demonstrate a very strong aptitude for learning new techniques and complex software quickly and comprehensively, as well as demonstrating an eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities.

For more information on the role please contact: Mark Randall, the DFIU Technical Manager on 01707 354092.

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the minimum entry requirements. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777 or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.
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