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HMRC -Digital Forensic Practitioner - Nottingham - 24-29K

Post Posted: Jun 06, 19 08:59

Digital Forensic Practitioner (Officer)

Civil Service Jobs Reference number:

Contract type
Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

£24,320 - £27,080


An exciting opportunity to join HM Revenue & Customs growing Cyber and Digital Forensics team.
The Digital Forensic Practitioner roles are perfect for those starting out in Digital Forensics and will be based in a newly built Laboratory in Nottingham, only a short walk from the city centre. The new Laboratory will contain state of the art equipment for a variety of tasks with the mind-set of getting the best evidence from digital devices.

A variety of cases are worked within the team from Tobacco Smuggling to Money Laundering and VAT Fraud. These have the goal of protecting revenue and getting successful prosecutions for crimes that can have a revenue loss in the millions of pounds.

Starting salary is £24,320 for the post with an option of taking an additional allowance.
The allowance is the base tier of CIDAA/T granting an extra £5128. This is after the completion of mandatory training within the Training Assessment Period (TAP). This makes the total salary £29,448.
The allowance is governed by the addition of 125 more hours and flexibility up to a maximum cap for both hours and weekend / Unsocial working.

The positions are excellent for those interested in technology, recent graduates and anyone interested in forensics as a subject.

Key responsibilities include

• Examination of a wide range of digital devices in a Laboratory environment, following internally developed standard operating procedures which maintain evidential integrity
• The acquisition of forensic images and the production of this primary evidence
• Identifying forensically sound solutions to emerging technological challenges
• Writing statements of fact for use in criminal proceedings
• Making, and be accountable for, decisions and activities within the criminal justice system; these may also be subject to scrutiny and inspection from external authorities and third party experts
• Supporting senior colleagues in the team to enable case progression
• Post holders will carry out activities governed by established HMRC procedures pursuant to the ACPO Good Practice Guide for computer-based electronic evidence; and legislation such as IPA, RIPA, CPIA, GDPR, and PACE

Security Clearance:
The successful candidates will be required to undergo SC security vetting.