Senior Data Forensic Investigator

Department for Transport
08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you able to absorb a wide range of information quickly and make sound judgements? Do you have an analytical mind? Do you have a genuine interest in forensic investigative techniques and the role they play in electronic data searches? If so, we want to hear from you. As our Senior Data Forensic Investigator, you will ensure that the department meets its legal requirements to find data relevant to Freedom of Information requests, Data Protection requests, Judicial Reviews etc. You will often need to do this to very tight deadlines. You will carry out forensic investigations across a range of digital storage facilities using advanced search tools and techniques to get the right results with minimal impact on system performance. You will work with a range of officials, including other IT professionals, senior civil servants, lawyers and policy teams. About you Ideally, you have a background in carrying out a wide range of data forensic investigations, with an understanding of relevant law. As a minimum, you are working in an IT or programming environment and have an eye for detail and an analytical mind. You are able to use your communication skills to understand the requirements of the investigation, and how the investigation needs to be carried out. You have the ability to absorb information and instructions quickly, allowing you to take responsibility for your own work. You are confident in your own abilities and use your understanding of what is expected of you to successfully manage the expectations of others. You will have an industry-recognised qualification in computer forensic investigation techniques, such as the Certified Forensic Investigation Practitioner (CFIP) qualification, or be willing to work towards such a qualification within six months of joining us. About us The Digital Service is a new internal capability with around 100 staff, and as the Digital Centre of Excellence for DfT, will: • offer high performing, secure and innovative services • grow our professionalism • empower our people to meet user needs • build relationships to achieve DfT's objectives This is a great time to join us as we build the team and deliver a major transformation programme. If you share our vision of being the 'best in class' and have the knowledge and enthusiasm to deliver in this exciting role, then we look forward to receiving your application. We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. DfT's inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we've made to raise the number of women in senior positions. You will have the option of being based at either our London or Hastings office with some home working available. However, we will need you to take a flexible approach to ensure business needs are met. Successful candidates based in Hastings will attract the SEO national salary of GBP37,428 as will those who are not based in London for at least 3 days a week. To find out more information and to apply, please click the APPLY button. Closing date: 4 October 2017.