To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of digital forensics processes and procedures within the laboratory or scene environments.
We are seeking candidates who are experienced at working within a laboratory or scene to acquire and examine an array of digital evidence, and able to preserve and secure digital evidence at crime scenes and witnesses premises alike.
We are advertising for three different Digital Forensic roles at G5 Officer level, each of which has differing requirements and criteria.
Please Note (Cyber and Scene roles only):
• Successful candidates in both the Cyber and Scene roles will be expected to pass a five day Officer Safety Training course (OST) during their probationary period or during their first 12 months in the Agency (Civil Service transfers). Failure to do so would mean you are not able to continue in the operational forensic role and we would seek to find you an alternative non-operational role within the agency.
• The OST comprises of cognitive input, armed and unarmed defence theory and practical techniques, and as such requires a level of physical exertion due to the nature of the repetitive drills. The practical techniques include use of body weapons, movement and positioning, strikes (armed/unarmed), blocks, restraint and control. We will expect officers attending the course to have a standard of physical fitness. Progressive full body warm ups are conducted each day to minimise risk of injury to the officer. It is expected the officers is capable of ground descent and ascent, unaided and within a reasonable time frame. This is important individually and in team tactics.
• Candidates must also be able to complete and pass partial powers training and examination within 3 months of start date
• These roles are required to work an on-call rota (on average 1 in every 4 weeks, although this will decrease as our numbers increase). This on-call pattern is for a period of 7 days, commencing and concluding at 08.00 hours on a Monday morning – with a compensation of approx. £180 per week on-call (overtime once deployed is paid in addition). Please note – the on-call system is currently under review and may be subject to future change.