We are supporting Avon & Somerset Police in advertising a Data Forensic Technician position based at Bristol, Kenneth Steele House- BS2 0TQ.
Are you an innovative problem solver? Do you want to make a difference in your community by examining computers and digital devices to obtain vital evidence?
We are now recruiting for a Data Forensic Technician in our South West Forensics collaboration. This is a key role within the department supporting, enhancing and creating new avenues of investigation for Officers and helping to bring offenders to justice.
In this role you will be part of a fast paced team dealing with the interrogation of a wide range of devices in order to obtain the best evidence possible for a wide variety of criminal cases. On a typical day you will be extracting and analysing data from computers and liaising with a broad range of Police officers, staff and outside organisations.
In this role, your main responsibilities will be:
Be responsible for the management, maintenance, record handling, storage and quality assurance of forensic exhibits/paperwork, ensuring adherence to ACPO good practice.
Provide administrative support to the Unit, managing records of stock control and undertaking systems and processes for server data backup and restore routines. To arrange for services/repairs to be carried out where appropriate.
Act as first point of contact for the Unit, dealing with enquiries from members of staff, the public, other law enforcement agencies, CPS and Counsel by phone or in person, giving advice in accordance with guidance or making the appropriate referral.
Forensically image computers and media devices and forensically assess media devices for evidential purposes using specialist hardware and software.
Examine computer and media devices using triage examiner software, reporting examination results.
Produce evidential statements and present evidence in court.
Skills, experience and qualifications required:
You will be computer literate and hold a computer related qualification. You will also have experience of using a variety of software tools and applications and be able to draft correspondence, formulate basic reports as directed and carry out basic research.
You will have previous administration experience, preferably in a highly confidential environment and will have good planning and organisational skills to work to tight deadlines. Good problem solving skills are also essential, together with excellent interpersonal skills as the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimum supervision is paramount. A working knowledge of specialised forensic software/hardware and an understanding of ACPO guidelines and principles for computer based electronic evidence is also essential.
You must have a basic knowledge of computer soft and hardware storage devices, connectivity types etc. is essential, together with good practical skills and ability to assemble/connect specialist technical equipment. You will also have an understanding of relevant legislation and have experience of applying legislation to evidential data.
Ideally you will hold a full UK driving licence – or be able to have suitable personal arrangements to be transported to various locations to undertake role as and when required.
To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.
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