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G5 Digital Forensic Hardware Engineer

Description

Location

Tamworth

About the job
Summary

As a Digital Forensics Hardware Engineer, you will focus on the Agencies toughest technology challenges. Our forensic engineers are energetic and enthusiastic professionals who enjoy problem solving and overcoming technical challenges. They are hungry for knowledge about the newest technologies as they emerge and love it when no two days are ever the same.


You will get your hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment available to Digital Forensic practitioners, work closely with a dedicated team and develop relationships with peers both nationally and internationally. You will be encouraged to 'Think outside the box' to enable the recovery of data from damaged and/or security enabled devices. Your knowledge of electronics and engineering will be employed to diagnose and repair faults, reverse engineer circuits and develop hardware exploits to find technological solutions for current and foreseen challenges. If you enjoy being tested and cannot rest until a conundrum is answered then this is the job for you.
***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***
Responsibilities
Main Responsibilities:
Through the application of advanced techniques your role would be to gather evidence and intelligence with a proactive approach for criminal investigations. Techniques used would need to be utilised in accordance with legislation, and NCA policy, in order to disrupt and degrade criminal capability.

Develop, deploy and protect sensitive techniques and tactics. You will advise upon the use and disclosure of sensitive tactics whilst enabling operational activity.
Research and development into emerging and novel techniques or tools for extracting data from mobile devices, whilst ensuring the integrity of the information obtained. Your role will also include the maintenance and enhancement of existing tools.

Analysis of mobile device circuits, features and applications in order to find ways to repair faults and recover data or security credentials. This could require the use of Micro soldering, failure analysis, reverse engineering techniques and diagnostic testing.

You will have good inter-personal skills that will be required to foster and enhance relations with partners from across government, academia, and industry leading to collaborative projects. Represent the Agency, providing written and oral technical briefings to audiences both nationally and internationally.

You will be expected to maintain your knowledge of the latest techniques through research, attending courses and conferences and that you relate and incorporate new techniques into the teams toolset.
Conduct Health & Safety Management, including Risk Assessments in line with Agency procedure. Ensure all team members are aware of Health & Safety requirements.

Qualifications

The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:
• Electronic Engineering Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent STEM subject or equivalent technical qualification

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.

Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.

Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Proven record in a technical role involving the development of future technologies.
  • A solid and proven understanding of mathematics and/or forensic principles.
  • Knowledge of electronic engineering principles and PCB level repair including hardware diagnostics and reverse engineering
  • Experienced in the use of Electronic diagnostic equipment

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).
Things you need to know
Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application by 23:55 on Monday 20th July 2020
Sift results are expected to be released w/c 17th August 2020.

Interviews will take place throughout September 2020 - locations to be confirmed.

Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.

Once submitted your application will be acknowledged by the Government Recruitment Service.

A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section.

Please note depending on the volume of applications a Longlist at sift may be conducted on following criteria:

Electronic Engineering Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent STEM subject or equivalent technical qualification

Candidates must pass this criteria for their application to be progressed.

Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

You will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.

Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

We encourage all candidates to thoroughly review the candidate pack which explains the role further before submitting an application.

If you have any specific queries about the role that is not covered by the candidate pack, please contact:
[email protected]

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .
Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information
Contact point for applicants

Job contact : Name : NCA Recruitment Team - GRS Email : [email protected] Recruitment team : Email : [email protected]
Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email [email protected] . please ensure that you refer to the campaign reference number. If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint you have the right to contact the Civil Service Commission to pursue it further. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here to visit Civil Service Commission
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