Digital Forensic Officer - Mobile Phone Examiner (12 month fixed term contract)

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Knowledge & Experience 



  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team of Digital Forensic examiners;
  • Possess good communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Be enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible;
  • Possess an ability to examine digital devices in a methodical and precise way and have an aptitude for problem solving;
  • Be conversant with Windows and/or mobile operating systems and have a keen interest in and understanding of computer systems and mobile devices;
  • Ability to dismantle and/or safely handle mobile devices for examination purposes, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. Identification, removal and safe handling of mobile device components;
  • Be conversant with the ISO 17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence; and
  • 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. 

  • Understanding of relevant commercial and open-source software tools applicable to the role;
  • Understanding of programming and/or scripting languages;
  • Understanding of other common operating systems such as OS X;
  • Experience and knowledge in performing Digital Forensic examinations and the impact they have on investigations; and
  • Have attended and passed an accredited training course relevant to Digital Forensic examination of computer and/or mobile device based evidence.

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 


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