Job Title: Communications Data Investigator
LPU/Dept: Counter Terrorism Unit
Salary: £21,309 - £25,704 (PLUS 12.5% SHIFT ALLOWANCE & CALL OUT)
Applications are invited from police staff to apply for an exciting opportunity, which has arisen within the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. The WMCTU funded post will be situated within the Communications Data Investigation Unit (CDIU) under the management of that team.
The Communications Data Investigation Unit is a specialist department currently situated at the Central Site, within Intelligence. We act as the Single Point of Contact (SPoC) between the West Midlands Police and the Communications Service Providers (CSP's). CSP's include all Telecom companies, all Internet companies (including social networking sites) and all companies providing postal services.
Analysing communications data plays a vital role in the fight against serious and organised crime and terrorism, and is often a vital element in securing criminal convictions. In this crucial role, you will liaise with the communications industry on behalf of West Midlands Police and provide expert advice to investigators on how best to obtain and utilise communications data.
To succeed, you will need experience in research, analysis and investigation backed by excellent administrative and organisational skills. A good team player and strong communicator, you’ll be familiar with IT packages such as Excel and Power Point. You will be assisting with the investigation of some of the most difficult and high-profile crimes committed within the force area, working closely with other specialist departments, external suppliers and Senior Investigating Officers. Applicants must, therefore, be able to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, be self-motivated and innovative in problem solving and be able to communicate at all levels.
If appropriate, you may also be responsible for undertaking Radio Frequency Survey readings to establish the network configuration or coverage of a particular cell or access point in relation to a crime scene. Experience in this area is desirable, but not essential as specialist training will be provided.
Applicants will be required to work on a shift basis; currently on a rotation between 0700hrs and 2000hrs Monday to Friday. Attendance of accreditation courses (2-4 week residential) is mandatory. Applicants may be required to work outside normal working hours, at weekends and during holiday periods by forming part of 24-hours standby rota for 'life at risk' operations. The successful applicant must pass security clearance to SC Level. A working knowledge of RIPA Chapter 1 Part 11 is desirable but not essential, as full accreditation training will be provided. See role profile for full details.
For further information about the role please contact Alison Strain who will be able to answer any queries.
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Closing date for the above vacancy is Monday 17th March 2014