We are supporting Devon & Cornwall Police in advertising 2 Regional Data Forensics Investigator positions based at Devon & Cornwall Police HQ, Middlemoor.
The principal responsibility of the role is to provide South West Regional Forces with an evidential Data Investigation capability. The postholder will take responsibility for the management of the technical investigation including securing and retrieving data from seized computer systems and mobile devices, including configuration of operating systems and applications, attending searches where necessary, producing technical documentation in relation to data retrieved from computers and media.
Presenting evidence in court as required and providing advice to police officers on forensic computer analysis, in order to assist in the investigation of Data Forensics crime in its entirety and gathering of evidence to support a criminal prosecution.
The majority of the examinations will be undertaken at the request of the Investigating Officer to provide intelligence and evidence to identify and prosecute offenders and identify witness/victims. A vital part of the role is the integrity and continuity of evidence with subsequent presentation at judicial proceedings.
In addition there are some functions that are intrinsic to the role. An employer’s duty of care and current legislation allows the Force to establish if a potential applicant could carry them out, either with or without reasonable adjustments. These functions are:
Manual Handling, Lone working, working at night, Working with Chemicals/Biological Hazards, Working with Equipment / Machinery with Potential to Cause Harm, Working with Disturbing Evidence/Observation of Disturbing Circumstances.
To assist in ensuring applicants would be able to undertake these functions of the role, it will be necessary for the enhanced medical questionnaire provided with the application material to be completed. A medical assessment of the information provided in that questionnaire will be undertaken and may subsequently require a consultation with Occupational Health.
Designated Powers in relation to seizure, handling and creation of exhibits.
The post holder may be required undertake other duties which are not necessarily specified on the role profile, but which are commensurate with the role.
The selection process will include a written examination alongside a formal interview.
The successful candidate will be required to attend and successfully complete nationally accredited courses. Failure to pass these courses may result in the termination of contract. Should the post holder leave within 2 years, there may be a requirement to repay training costs.
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