XC134 Digital Forensic Technician **External**

Bradford, Calder Park, Wakefield
£23,235 - £25,380 per annum
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Digital Forensic Technician
Digital Forensics Unit
Protective Services Crime
1 Permanent Post Available at Bradford

West Yorkshire Police are looking to recruit Digital Forensic Technicians in the Digital Forensic Unit (DFU), which supports the investigation of serious crime.

We see this as an ideal role for those who wish to be a technician, or as a first position for someone who has no previous experience of working in digital forensics, but would like to start a career in this area.

It is an ideal role for those who have a digital forensic degree, but have no experience of working in a Digital Forensic Unit.

You will be part of the Digital Forensic Unit, providing administrative and technical support to the rest of the team. You will be responsible for acquiring data from many types of digital device, including mobile phones, and form part of the triage process for all levels of digital investigations.

You will support the investigation of serious crime and reporting to a Senior Digital Forensic Investigator, you will be involved in all types of investigation.

The ideal candidate will come with intermediate knowledge and expertise of common operating systems and applications. You must have an aptitude for problem solving, in a methodical and orderly manner.

You will be required to hold a relevant professional qualification in a computer based subject or be able to demonstrate significant experience and expertise in a technical environment. A working understanding of the forensic examination of digital devices would also be desirable.

As a full current UK/European driving license holder, you must have the willingness and ability to travel for business purposes and to work flexibly to suit the requirements of the department.

This is a very challenging and demanding but also rewarding role. The successful candidate will be required to undergo regular psychological assessments.

Please refer to the Role Profile to ensure you meet the essential criteria for this role.

These posts are suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 hours on the 18th September 2020.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser).

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No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.