26 Apr, 2021

A5 - Digital Forensic Examiner - Digital Forensic Investigation Unit

  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK
Full time Analyst Mobile Specialist

Job Description

Hertfordshire Constabularies Digital Forensic Investigation Unit (DFIU) is recruiting for the position of Digital Forensic Examiner. 

The DFIU is the Force's dedicated team responsible for the identification, forensic extraction and interpretation of intelligence and evidence from computers, mobiles, tablets and other digital devices in accordance with ACPO guidelines. 

This is an exciting time to be joining Hertfordshire Constabularies DFIU as the force is also setting up a Digital Media Investigation Unit and a dedicated mobile hub for intelligence only mobile extractions. Hertfordshire’s DFIU is accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025 for its Quality Management System and Imaging Process. 

You will be working under the direction of the Technical Manager of the DFIU, completing relevant tasks with regard to accreditation in ISO17025. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an excellent in-depth knowledge of the different operating systems available on computers and mobile devices and have a passion for all things technical. They must also have a comprehensive knowledge of the different types of physical hardware and components that make up these devices as well as show an understanding of how the data is stored on them. 

Applicants must have at least one year’s practical experience working within a digital forensic field at investigator/examiner level. 

Part of your role will be to test, evaluate and validate new equipment (hardware/software), processes and methods under the direction of the Technical Manager to ensure that it meets the requirements of the unit and complete a schedule of validation and testing of all relevant DFIU equipment (hardware and software). 

There will be opportunities to attend webinars / conferences and training in specialised forensic software applications, forensic analysis techniques and other specialized areas. With this knowledge you will assist in the training and development of current investigators and technicians. You will complete a schedule of competency testing and on occasions assist the Quality Manager with their day to day work. 

The role holder will be expected to give high quality written and aural technical evidence to be presented to officers, CPS and court as well as be able to explain complex, technical concepts in a manner a non-technical layperson could easily understand. The successful applicant will have either an existing degree level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline such as computer science, or demonstrate a similar level of skills from vocational experience. Training will be provided to achieve the qualifications needed to undertake the duties of this post. Most significant of all, candidates must be able to demonstrate a very strong aptitude for learning new techniques and complex software quickly and comprehensively, as well as demonstrating an eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities. 

For more information on the role please contact: Technical Manager Rich Graydon on 01707 35 4464