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Digital Forensics Lab - Digital Forensics Technician

Northallerton, United Kingdom
Closing date
13 Aug 2024

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Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Digital Forensics
Job Type
Headquartered in London, CACI Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of CACI International Inc., a publicly listed company on the NYSE with annual revenue in excess of US $6.2bn and employing approx. 22,000 people worldwide.

CACI Ltd is an international data and technology consultancy with £154m turnover and 1100 employees. We are passionate, progressive and unafraid of challenge; our mission is to use technology and data-driven insight to make a commercial difference.

We provide expert advice and hands-on system management to help our national and global clients get the most from technology and data. We use innovation wisely to deliver well thought-out digital solutions and software.

CACI's Information & Management Solutions division provides a range of software, Consultancy and managed services to clients. With experience and understanding of systems integration, analytics and secure cloud and managed services, we help clients improve operational processes, gain greater insight into their business and reduce costs.

From data integration, web reporting and activity-based costing to mobile working, telecom operational support systems and online transactional solutions, we help our clients to understand their business, manage performance and deliver value for money services to their customers.

Summary of Role:

Provide support to the provision of Digital Forensic Investigation and Proficiency Testing services by performing acquisition and processing tasks on wide variety of data sources/digital devices, such as personal computers, digital storage devices, mobile phones, corporate computer networks and cloud hosted content in compliance with CACI's ISO 17025 and ISO 17043 Quality Management System. Produce statements/reports covering duties performed in a format acceptable for use at court/client purposes. Perform administrative duties relating to DFL services and assist in operational activities where suitable and appropriate.

Principal Responsibilities:
  1. Utilise forensic hardware and software to perform digital forensic acquisition and processing of devices/data within a laboratory environment and at scene/client locations, in compliance with procedures and policies defined within the DFL Quality Management System.
  2. Produce high quality forensic reports / statements explaining your actions.
  3. Assist with quality control checks on other DF Technicians work to ensure compliance to QMS and so that quality products are produced for clients.
  4. Assist lead digital forensic investigators with fulfilment of service requirements with the support of your mentor/others within the laboratory.
  5. Perform administrative duties relating to digital forensic Investigation services, digital forensic Proficiency Testing services, Accreditation support services and digital forensic Infrastructure services or any other task performed by the laboratory.
  6. Interact with test items, maintaining continuity records and systems in compliance with DFL policy and procedure.
  7. Complete all training provided by the DFL and gain/retain competency in defined areas for the role of Digital Forensic Technician.
  8. Work in compliance with all departmental and organisational policies. Work in compliance with the Digital Forensic Laboratory's BS EN ISO 27001:2013, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and BS EN ISO/IEC 17043:2023, Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice, and ILAC G19 Quality Management System
  9. Comply with CACI and DFL confidentiality, impartiality, integrity, information security and expected conduct policies, and the Forensic Science Regulator Standards of Conduct.
  10. Assist with activities relating to the upkeep of the laboratory's technical infrastructure, data protection and information security activities.
  11. Actively contribute to the continual improvement of the QMS, assisting with quality and technical compliance activity, such as procedure/policy update, test device creation, validation activity, audit, corrective and preventive actions, risk and opportunity, peer review and quality control to ensure the accuracy of results produced by the Laboratory.
  12. Actively perform environmental horizon scanning, research and development into digital forensic methods, tools, risks and opportunities. Attend conferences and training to ensure that DFL are class leaders in digital forensics services and emerging issues.
  13. Provide assistance and support to Sales teams in supporting any pre-sales and post-sales activity in relation to any digital forensic opportunities that they may present. The above list is not exhaustive and other duties commensurate with the grade and general nature of the post may be required. In addition, there may be some variation and/or development of the above duties and responsibilities without changing the general nature of the post.

Qualifications and Experience
• Educated to or working towards a Degree level in a Digital Forensic or Computer Science based discipline, and/or significant experience of working within a Digital Forensic environment.
• Knowledge and experience of common operating systems, file systems (Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS & Linux), applications and networking technologies
• Experience of conducting digital forensic processes, using a range of forensic hardware and software tools, applications and techniques.
• Has experience in preparing digital examination reports and is able to present digital evidence in a clear and professional manner within Court proceedings.
• Knowledge and understanding of established principles and best practices, Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ILAC G19 and other related guidance documents applicable to Digital Forensics, as well as relevant criminal laws, judicial processes and legislations.
• Knowledge and understanding of BS EN ISO/IEC 17043:2023 and Proficiency Testing (PT)/Inter Laboratory Comparison (ILC).
• Full current UK / European driving licence is preferable. Willingness and ability to travel in order to attend warrants, return exhibits to clients or for other business purposes.
• Ability and willingness to work flexibly where required to meet departmental and organisational need and demand.
• Ability to multitask and manage several projects at any given time.
• Good communication skills

Role Demands

Applicants should be aware that this role is working in an environment where investigations may involve the exposure to images and material of an extremely offensive and distressing nature. The post holder must be willing to undergo Psychological Assessments. Normal demands associated within an office environment; ability to work on computer for long periods and communicate with individuals by phone, email and face to face. Ability to cope working under pressure and time constraints in this uniquely challenging environment. Agility and coordination in handling equipment and evidence as required. May be required to lift a variety of computer items and sit/stand for extended periods of time.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Successful candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Other details
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date 01 July 2024

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