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Digital Forensics Examiner - Manchester, UK - 25K-29K

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Digital Forensics Examiner - Manchester, UK - 25K-29K

Post Posted: Apr 07, 16 15:20

Greater Manchester Police are now recruiting 3 Digital Forensics Examiners. This is a great opportunity for a graduate or to start a career in one of the largest Digital Investigation Units in the UK.

Location: Manchester
Salary: £24,567 to £29,016 p.a (Plus 6.5% shift/evening allowance)
Closing Date: 24 Apr 2016

The Role

The main duties will include:
• Use forensic software and hardware (such as XRY, UFED, FTK Imager and Guymager) to capture, retrieve, recover and extract data from mobile phones and portable devices in a forensically sound manner whilst keeping a log of the processes used. Where necessary photograph or video record the steps of the process.
• Using forensic software (ie EnCase, XWAYS, UFED, XRY), hardware and validated processes whilst keeping a full log of steps and processes undertaken conduct focused digital forensic examination on mobile phones, computers and other portable digital devices
• Prepare detailed statements and case specific reports in a format suitable for intended purpose, whilst ensuring full disclosure has been provided in accordance with CIPA 2000
• Liaise with GMP staff/officers, other agencies & members of the public and advise them in relation to best practice and procedures for investigating digital and electronic devices in accordance with nationally agreed protocols, law, legislations and the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence.

Full job description can be seen by following the application link below.


Candidates should have:
• Degree level qualification in a technical or computer related subject or relevant experience demonstrating the same level of knowledge/training.
• Practical knowledge of mobile phone and portable device architecture and connectivity
• Practical knowledge of various computer operating systems e.g. Windows 7, Vista, XP, Unix/Linux and Apple OSX.
• Practical Knowledge of various mobile phone operating systems e.g. Android, iOS and Windows
• Knowledge of the various types of digital devices e.g. iMac Computer, Windows Computer, Hard Drive, Smart Phone, Pen Drive etc.
• Knowledge and understanding of the ACPO Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence and associated best practice and principle.
• Have a sound understanding of the importance of evidential integrity of exhibits; seizure, storage and continuity.
• Knowledge in the preparation of criminal prosecution files, statement taking and management of Exhibits

Skill and Abilities
• Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization about the digital subject matter.
• Sound administrative skills, including the maintenance of manual and computer based filing systems.
• Keyboard skills with detailed working knowledge of documents, spreadsheets, databases, internet browsing etc.
• Ability to work as a team to deliver the objectives of the unit and deliver an efficient service to customers.
• Ability to communicate in writing and verbally to staff / customers at different levels within the organisation.

Other Requirements
• Has achieved a good attendance record.
• This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

Please apply using the link below. Application is by CV and the CV should clearly show all the essential criteria as shown in the Job description (Also available via link below)
Apply Here