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Digital Forensic Officer West Midlands Police Birmingham

Post Posted: Jul 03, 18 07:53

Digital Forensic Officer West Midlands Police Birmingham

Grade: Band D Lower
Salary: £27,795 to £33,933
Closing Date: 18th July 2018

About the Role:
Main Purpose of the Role:
• To provide 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. Communicate verbal and written summaries of findings for investigating officers to review and make informed decisions as to how to progress inquiries. Provide evidential reports for the purpose of presenting evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Court.
Key Responsibilities:
• Assist in seizure and retention of digital devices within a laboratory environment and at scenes for subsequent forensic examination;
• Manage forensic exhibits to ensure continuity, confidentiality and security is maintained at all times;
• Understand and follow Digital Forensic good practice methodologies (ISO17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence) to examine computers, mobile phones and other digital devices;
• To carryout Audits in line with ISO17025 requirements
• Manage case workload through the use of Socrates Case Management system;
• Prepare evidential reports upon completion of Digital Forensic examinations;
• Provide fact and procedural based evidence at Court as and when required; and
• To carry out any duties commensurate with the purpose of the post that may from time to time be determined.
Supervisory Responsibility:
• None, other than to coach/mentor new members of staff.
Supervision Received:
• Supervised by Digital Forensic Team Leader.
Contacts (Internal and External):
• Police Officers, Police Staff, CPS Officers, Other Police Forces and external agencies, Suppliers and manufacturers of relevant equipment.

Special Conditions
• Must be prepared to handle material that may be offensive or distressing.
• 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).
• Appointments to this post are subject to specific vetting and medical clearance.
• Confidentiality and trust are very important in this post and must be maintained at all times.
• The post holder will be required to work a shift pattern that incorporates working weekends, bank holidays and from time to time outside of core shift hours.
• Must have full UK driving license
The Digital Forensics Team currently works a one weekend in six shift pattern, covering from 0700 to 1800 Monday to Friday and 0700 to 1600 at weekend.

About Us:
Here at West Midlands Police, we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Force in England. We’re in the middle of radically overhauling all aspects of the business with WMP2020 - a modernisation plan that’ll change the way we operate.
WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment. We're able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:
• 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
• access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
• modern working environment in central Birmingham
• opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
• the option to join a generous pension scheme
Diversity and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities”

Knowledge & Experience:
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team of Digital Forensic examiners;
• Possess good communication skills (both verbal and written);
• Be enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible;
• Possess an ability to examine digital devices in a methodical and precise way and have an aptitude for problem solving;
• Be conversant with Windows and/or mobile operating systems and have a keen interest in and understanding of computer systems and mobile devices;
• Ability to dismantle computers and/or safely handle mobile devices for examination purposes, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. Identification, removal and safe handling of key computer and/or mobile device components;
• Be conversant with the ISO 17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence; and
• Be able to regularly work with material that may be of an obscene, offensive or distressing nature. Treat such material in the appropriate manner ensuring it is secured and handled according to defined policies.
• Understanding of relevant commercial and open-source software tools applicable to the role;
• Understanding of programming and/or scripting languages;
• Understanding of other common operating systems such as OS X and Linux;
• Experience and knowledge in performing Digital Forensic examinations and the impact they have on investigations; and
• Have attended and passed an accredited training course relevant to Digital Forensic examination of computer and/or mobile device based evidence.
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.

To apply email customerservices @ west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or tel 0121 626 5100 quoting job ref 180000DT
Minimum Salary: £27,795 Maximum Salary: £33,933 GBP  


Re: Digital Forensic Officer West Midlands Police Birmingham

Post Posted: Jul 11, 18 06:44

Further to the previous post, there are multiple vacancies within both the mobile and the computer forensic labs.