Senior Forensic Officer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: FrO4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20000736A
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $100,889 - $111,388
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3368.docx (Word, 440KB)

2. VPS Application Form.docx (Word, 630KB)

Contact: Digital Forensic Manager Michael CORCORAN

Position Details

About the role:

A subsection of the Victoria Police Cybercrime Squad, the Digital Forensic team specialise in forensic examination of computers, phones and other data storage devices. These days digital evidence is a key component of almost every investigation into serious criminal offending and the digital forensics team play a vital role in extracting, interpreting and presenting this evidence. Rotating between phone and computer forensic teams, FO-4 Digital Forensic Officers undertake routine and complex computer and phone examinations, research tasks and mentoring of junior staff, as well as providing expert evidence in court where required.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting investigators with the search, seizure and preservation of digital evidence
  • Processing and examining digital evidence
  • Providing clear and concise digital forensic advice
  • Researching and assisting in the development of phone and computer forensic investigation tools and methodologies
  • Managing evidence items in accordance with Cybercrime Squad and Victoria Police policies
  • Providing digital forensic expertise at warrant execution sites and crime scenes

What we offer:

  • Impactful work - It can be technically and mentally challenging, but the work is interesting and rewarding
  • A purpose built digital forensic space - Our lab is one of the best in Australia and is well equipped with the latest digital forensic tools and technologies
  • Ongoing professional development - Industry standard training and certification in the latest digital forensic practices and processes

 As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • An interest in working in law enforcement and a passion for digital forensics
  • Comprehensive technical experience and knowledge of computing technology, with experience in computer and/or phone forensics preferred
  • Relevant tertiary studies or relevant industry certifications are highly desirable
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills as well as strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in providing clear and accurate advice to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Highly developed attention to detail

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One full-time, ongoing position available.
  • Position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands – please note that the Digital Forensic Officer role involves analysis of physical evidence items using specialised equipment and cannot be undertaken from home.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head. To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The successful applicant will be required to possess a current Victorian Driver's Licence and hold or qualify for an appropriate Victoria Police driving authority within three (3) months.
  • Applicants successful through the interview stage may be required to undergo PAl Psychometric testing and a subsequent interview with the police psychologist.
  • The successful applicant may be required to attend warrant execution sites or work at different locations to assist in policing operations.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening
  • The successful applicant's usual place of work will be within the Cybercrime Division, Crime Command, however they may be required to work at any other division within Crime Command as required.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. VPS Application Form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

 Applications close midnight, Friday 29 September 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information on this role please contact Digital Forensic Manager Michael CORCORAN via email:

 If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format, or would like to discuss any access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8533 1440.

 About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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