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Forensic Practitioner [HMRC] - Junior Role - London £28-£31k

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Forensic Practitioner [HMRC] - Junior Role - London £28-£31k

Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:38 pm

City of London, London, EC3R 6EE


HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) is responsible for the department’s civil and criminal investigations. FIS ensures that HMRC has an effective approach to tackling the most serious tax evasion and fraud.

Digital Support and Innovation (DSI) is the specialist support business area responsible for the provision of enhanced digital and specialist technological support to FIS investigations.

The Cyber & Digital Forensics (C&DF) team is a national DSI resource with a strong delivery record and a reputation for robust results. Our services are in high demand, as we embrace the challenges posed by the pace of technology development and advances in data exploitation. As such, we are looking for talented individuals to be a part of our innovative and brand new forensic laboratory.

Being a part of the Laboratory team provides a unique opportunity to be exposed to current and emerging technologies in the Digital Forensics field, as well as a chance to be part of the change, as we implement new ideas, technologies and practices. The laboratory has applied for the ISO 17025 standard which encompasses all aspects of the environment we work in. As your career develops, you can expect to take on new responsibilities, including being on hand to provide specialist advice with regard to the analysis and presentation of evidence, supporting large and complex customer compliance cases.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the field of digital forensics, where you will be exposed to and learn from, brand new technologies, technical challenges and a wealth of knowledge by those around you. C&DF offers an extensive training programme with potential for industry certifications and technical career pathways from apprenticeships through to Grade 6.

Role and responsibilities

• Examination of a wide range of digital devices in a Laboratory environment, following internally developed standard operating procedures to maintain evidential integrity
• Authoring technical and administrative documentation to assist with increasing the quality of the laboratory
• Working under the ISO17025 standard principles
• Handling of property within an evidential manner
• The acquisition of forensic images and the production of this primary evidence
• Troubleshooting technical and procedural tasks on a frequent basis.
• Writing statements of fact for use in criminal proceedings

Desirable criteria
• Knowledge of Windows, Mac, Linux or Unix Operating Systems
• Network and server infrastructure
• Electronics experience
• Qualifications and certifications held may include (but not limited to): BSc, EnCE, ACE, A+, MCP
• Knowledge of ISO 17025• Programming experience
• Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, managing multiple tasks through completion;
• Driving License

Essential criteria
• With training possess an ability to examine digital devices in a methodical and precise way and have an aptitude for problem solving;
• Have a keen interest in emerging technologies coupled with an understanding of legacy devices
• With appropriate training able to gain the ability to dismantle and/or safely handle digital devices for examination purposes, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. Identification, removal and safe handling of key digital device components;
• Have an awareness the ISO 17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence;
• 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.
• Capable and willing to attend and pass accredited training courses relevant to Digital Forensic examinations

Upon the completion of training and internal competency requirements, job holders shall be eligible for the CIDAA/T Base Tier allowance.

The CIDAA/T is paid within a three-tiered structure that reflects the attendance requirement for the jobholder’s role. Additionally, there are separate rates for each of the tiers, to reflect the difference between the London and National pay areas. The CIDAA/T is paid monthly with salary.

The CIDAA/T is a category 2 attendance allowance.

Further details of the rates of allowance, pensionability and attendance required are set out in the full advert.

Reference number: 1598112

Salary: £28,130 - £31,310

Grade: Executive Officer

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts: 7

Closing date:
25 Sep 2018

For further information and to apply:

Contact point for applicants
For information about the job role please contact Ruth Lattimore on ruth.lattimore @ hmrc.gsi.gov.uk or 03000 578172  


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