Data Forensic Technician

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Are you an innovative problem solver? Do you want to make a difference in your community by examining digital devices to obtain vital evidence?

Dorset are recruiting for Data Forensic Technicians in our South West Forensics collaboration.

This is a key role within the department supporting, enhancing and creating new avenues of investigation for Officers and helping to bring offenders to justice.

In this role your Main Responsibilities will be:

To 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.
To assist in the forensic examination of exhibits and data held within. Log media submitted, create electronic files for floppy and disc images. Examine CD and DVD evidence and make recommendations.
To undertake the examination of all removable media received in the unit and to assist with digital evidence recovery of computers in terms of initial acquisition.
Manage all material in accordance with the Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act 1996 (CPIA) concerning the destruction and storage of all Regional Force images.
To act in the capacity of receptionist for visitors to the unit, including dealing with access control and maintaining the unit’s appointments calendar.
To monitor storage levels within the Unit and manage the supply of laptops and equipment etc.
Liaise with specialist companies for the acquisition of software and hardware equipment and specialist training providers.

Please refer to the link below and attachments for more information about this role and if you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion please contact: Adam D’ARCY, Data Forensic Manager – email: Adam.D’

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

Successful internal candidates will remain on their home force terms & conditions and move onto the relevant pay scale for the advertised position: Avon & Somerset- Scale 6 (pro rata).

Please note the selection process will include a written examination, alongside a formal interview.