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Digital Forensic Analyst - Sussex Police (Haywards Heath)

Post Posted: Apr 26, 18 12:30


Digital Forensic Analyst (computer)

Vacancy Reference:SXP STAFF01465

Division / Department: Specialist Crime Command

Location: Haywards Heath

Vacancy Type: Police Staff

Contract Type:Permanent

Working Hours :Full Time - (weekends and shifts)

Grade / Rank:SPA11

Salary:£31,053 - £34,440

Closing Date:14 June 2018

Vacancy Information

DFT currently have a vacancy for 1 Digital Forensic Analyst based at Haywards Heath.

"We are looking to recruit 1 x fully qualified and experienced Computer analyst."

The Role

Digital devices and information communication technology are present in almost every investigation the police undertake. These range from complex corporate computer networks and high capacity server/workstations, to mobile phone handsets, games consoles, digital CCTV systems and satellite navigation.

The increased demand for digital forensic services has resulted in a re-structure of the Digital Forensic Team, (DFT) to transform service delivery and to improve resilience; this includes a growth in posts.

Applications are now invited for the post of Digital Forensic Analyst - Digital Forensic Team within the Sussex Digital Forensic Team, (DFT).

It is an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in a dynamically evolving digital forensic investigations unit, comprising multiple teams which operate across Surrey and Sussex Police.
Key Responsibilities

1 To be accountable for their workload and the delivery of digital forensic examination, analysis and interpretation. To problem solve the complexities of forensically examining and reconstructing data from digital devices.

2 To be responsible for the initial ‘preview’ of exhibits (the initial forensic retrieval of digital data) to ensure that ‘negative’ or ‘no value’ exhibits are eliminated at an early stage.

3 Using specialist software applications together with analytical skills and technical knowledge, interpret the provenance of the evidence found, the user’s activity and interaction and establish the best evidence available.

4 To be responsible for the correct handling of exhibits, maintain continuity and integrity and to ensure that all movements and examinations are fully recorded on appropriate systems for audit purposes.

5 To perform the role of Duty Officer on a rotational basis. Be the focal point of contact for priority cases, liaising with OIC / SIO and to conduct examinations and analysis of devices at short notice. Make themselves available for ‘live-time’ investigations and display flexibility to respond to these enquiries.

6 To prepare digital examination strategies within the required timescales, detailed technical reports and evidential statements following Criminal Justice Processes / Streamlined Forensic Reporting (SFR) principles. This includes attending court and presenting their findings.

7 To act as a point of reference and expertise in respect of digital forensics. To advise Investigators, CPS and other stakeholders regarding digital forensic evidence.

8 To be responsible for mentoring new staff and informing the Team Leaders of their development

9 To conduct examinations within the quality standards framework appropriate for the maintenance of ISO 17025. This includes carrying out peer reviews

10 To attend mandatory courses and to maintain an active working knowledge of changes in technology relating to digital devices (including ‘horizon scanning’) and digital forensic research and development.

11 Maintain technical and behavioural competence to meet the standards required to achieve professional competence in Digital Forensic Analysis.

12 To undertake other duties appropriate to the grade and character of work as may be reasonably required, including specific duties of a similar or lesser graded post.
Skills & Experience

The post is for a fully qualified analyst with experience in Digital Forensics that could hit the ground running. We are looking for people with EnCase, FTK, Macquisition or similar forensic software qualifications as we are not in a position to train someone without these qualifications.

Ideally we are looking for someone with a digital background/experience that understands how the process from seizure to evidence works as well as being ISO 17025 aware.

We are also looking for someone with a knowledge of exhibit handling and processes within a digital forensic environment.

Attached to the advert is the Job Role Profile outlining in more detail the skills required for this role.
Contact Details

For further information on the role please contact Jonathan Noble Digital Forensics Team Leader in Sussex on 01273 470101 ext 535022 or jonathan.noble @ sussex.pnn.police.uk.
Diversity Statement

Sussex Police are committed to providing quality in the service we deliver, the career opportunities we offer our people and to increase the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the roles available, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, disability, social status and religious beliefs.

We want to do all we can to encourage fair and inclusive opportunities, helping us to ensure that all individuals are properly supported and represented.

We are committed to the elimination of unfair discrimination and we are determined to ensure that all our employees receive fair and equitable treatment.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are from different ethnic backgrounds and experiences.

Additional Information

Internal candidates must inform their immediate Line Manager before applying for this post.
As the post holder will be exposed to sensitive and sometimes distressing images / information, candidates will be subject to a psychological assessment check before they begin the role, (and whilst in post). This forms a baseline for further checks but also ensures people are fit to undertake the role at the outset.

Candidates will be vetted to Management Vetting, (MV) level

Applicants should apply by completing the online application form ensuring their reasoned argument is no more than 500 words before the closing date.

An assessment practical and knowledge check will be used after paper sifting to progress to the interview stage.

A competency-based selection interview will determine the successful applicants, but applications will be subject to paper sifting. Assessments and interviews will be held in July 2018.  


Re: Digital Forensic Analyst - Sussex Police (Haywards Heath

Post Posted: May 17, 18 12:38

This vacancy has been re-advertised as there were no applicants!