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