16 Sep, 2021

Digital Forensic Practitioner - Nottingham

  • HMRC
  • Nottingham, UK
Full time Junior Analyst

Job Description

This is an amazing opportunity for any forward thinking and focused individual who has a passion for technology.

The primary responsibility of the Digital Forensic Practitioner is to support HMRC’s investigation teams through the forensic acquisition and examination of digital devices that have been or are suspected of being used in the commission of crime.

Job description

Working within HMRCs world class forensic laboratories you will extract and examine data from computers, storage devices, mobile phones and CCTV systems. Your findings will be subsequently presented to HMRC investigation teams, supporting often complex, large scale, fraud investigations.

You will be confident using cutting edge technology and tools to achieve your objectives, whilst being diligent and focused, ensuring accuracy and clarity when presenting your findings.

A successful candidate for this role will be an excellent team player. Joining a lively diverse team of forensic professionals, working together to meet the demanding challenges of modern-day law enforcement forensics.

Responsibilities

Working within HMRCs world class forensic laboratories you will extract and examine data from computers, storage devices, mobile phones and CCTV systems. Your findings will be subsequently presented to HMRC investigation teams, supporting often complex, large scale, fraud investigations.

You will be confident using cutting edge technology and tools to achieve your objectives, whilst being diligent and focused, ensuring accuracy and clarity when presenting your findings.

A successful candidate for this role will be an excellent team player. Joining a lively diverse team of forensic professionals, working together to meet the demanding challenges of modern-day law enforcement forensics.

This is an entry level role suitable for those looking to start an exciting career in Digital Forensics. HMRC will invest in individuals who are driven, passionate and committed to the role. Full training and support will be provided, and you will aspire to become an ICDIP associated professional.

Key responsibilities and requirements

• Assist in the seizure and retention of digital devices within a laboratory environment and at scenes for subsequent forensic examination;
• Manage forensic exhibits to ensure continuity, confidentiality and security is maintained at all times;
• Understand, follow and actively promote Digital Forensic good practice methodologies (ISO17025:2017 standard and FSR Codes of Practice) to examine computers, mobile phones and other digital devices;
• Prepare evidential reports upon completion of Digital Forensic examinations;
• Provide fact and procedural-based evidence at Court as and when required;
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and support the team’s goals above individual goals;
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple tasks through completion;
• Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively;
• Perform Quality Assurance tasks and peer review
• Be at the forefront of technical developments within Digital Forensics; and
• To carry out any duties commensurate with the purpose of the post that may from time to time be determined.

Essential Criteria

• Possess an ability to examine digital devices in a methodical and precise way and have an aptitude for problem solving;
• Have a solid understanding of digital devices and their application;
• Ability to dismantle and/or safely handle digital devices for examination purposes, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. Identification, removal and safe handling of key digital device components;
• Be knowledgeable of the ISO 17025:2017 standard and Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice;
• Be able to regularly work with material that may be of an obscene, offensive or distressing nature. Treat such material in the appropriate manner ensuring it is secured and handled according to defined policies.
• This role requires National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level and you must hold SC vetting or be willing to apply for SC vetting.

Desirable Criteria

• Degree in Digital Forensics, Computer Science or related field
• Experience working within Law Enforcement or a Forensics capability
• UK Driving Licence