Data Forensic Technician

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

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As a Data Forensic Technician you will be responsible for providing efficient and effective technical support to Data Forensics, ensuring compliance with Force policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Effectively monitor and manage the receipt and return of Digital Forensic submissions (computers, phones other data/image mediums) maintaining administrative systems to ensure their integrity and continuity of evidence.
Evaluate and triage submissions against offence, risk, proportionality to the investigation and procurement cost to the Force.
Assisting in the forensic examination of exhibits and data held within. Logging media submitted, creating electronic files for floppy and disc images. Examining CD and DVD evidence and making recommendations.
Undertaking the examination of all removable media received in the unit and to assist with digital evidence recovery of computers in terms of initial acquisition.
Managing all material in accordance with the Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act 1996 (CPIA) concerning the destruction and storage of all Regional Force images.
Act in the capacity of receptionist for visitors to the unit, including dealing with access control and maintaining the unit’s appointments calendar.
Monitoring storage levels within the Unit and manage the supply of laptops and equipment etc.
Liaising with specialist companies for the acquisition of software and hardware equipment and specialist training providers.


Essential qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience required of post holder

Computer related qualification, not limited to, but such as Microsoft Certification or Chartered IT professional.
Hold a full UK driving licence – or be able to have suitable personal arrangements to be transported to various locations to undertake role as and when required.
Experience of monitoring, maintenance and upgrading of IT equipment and software within a specialist unit, such as the High Tech Crime Unit, with experience of Microsoft Server platforms and Domain working.
Experience of working with specialised forensic software/hardware and understanding of ACPO guidelines and principles for computer based electronic evidence.
The ability to work with graphic and traumatic images and information on a regular basis without undue distress.
Experience of working in an administrative capacity within a technical environment, demonstrating attention to detail, within a highly confidential unit.
Able to communicate clearly at all levels such as with Police Officers and other professional persons including providing evidential reports for court as required.
Ability to use information methodically to identify and analyse problems and draw logical conclusions.


Additional information: You will be required to attend and successfully complete nationally accredited courses. Failure to pass these courses may result in the termination of contract. Should the post holder leave within 2 years, there may be a requirement to repay training costs.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

For more information regarding this position please contact Sarah Cooke, Regional Data Forensic Manager by email at




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