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The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting  serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe, and we employ an excellent team to ensure we do just that.

We are based in Auckland with about 50 employees - 90 percent of whom have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, business services and investigation support specialists.

Maintaining a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture is important at the SFO. Appointments are based on merit and all employees have a responsibility to promote a work culture in which all people, whatever their gender, ethnic or social background, sexual orientation or role – are valued and treated equitably and with respect.

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  • Electronic Forensic Technician - posted 5 August 2020, closes 18 August 2020

Electronic Forensic Technician

The SFO has an outstanding opportunity to commence a career as an Electronic Forensic Technician with our team based in Commercial Bay, Auckland CBD.

In this role you will contribute to investigation cases by assisting the team to carry out investigative work required for the detection and apprehension of offenders through the forensic examination of electronic evidence. You will identify, collect, and preserve digital evidence, and maintain and manage proper handling procedures regarding the protection, collection, and storage of physical and digital evidence.   You will troubleshoot, repair, assemble, and disassemble digital devices to access evidence.  You will perform forensic computer and digital evidence analysis and report your findings.  You will assist with the daily administrative tasks of the Electronic Forensic Unit as necessary.  You will be part of a cohesive team that sees a case from inception to closure. 

To be considered for this entry level role, you will either currently hold a similar electronic forensics role, maybe with another government agency, or you are a recent information technology graduate and studied electronic forensics.  You are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident and currently reside in New Zealand.  You have comprehensive knowledge of multiple computer systems and technology devices and the confidence to pull them apart and put them back together.    You have specific knowledge of hard drive discs, solid‑state drives, optical discs, flash memory, and mobile devices. You are a self-driven learner and keep up to date with the latest technology. A natural collaborator, you work effectively in a team environment.

This position is within the Forensic Services career path structure. Your on-the-job training with the SFO, coupled with the knowledge and expertise you gained in your formal IT education, and your demonstrated and required levels competency and desired behaviour, will ultimately prepare you for progression to an Electronic Forensic Investigator role.  The SFO offers the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the most qualified and experienced electronic forensic specialists in the country, if not the world.  We invest in your on-going education and skills development through mentoring and by periodically offering the opportunity to attend seminars and conferences, nationally and sometimes internationally. 

At the SFO, we are a close knit, motivated team with a strong workplace culture. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is important to our work. We value the unique abilities and perspectives of our employees which allows us to continue to create a supportive environment that meets the needs of our people, our business, and the communities where we work.

If you wish to apply for this role, please email a PDF version of your CV and cover letter (attachments titled ‘First Name Last Name – CV or Cover Letter’) to quoting reference HRC0003941 and ‘Electronic Forensic Technician - Auckland’ in the subject line.  If you would like further information, you are welcome to call Emma Reid – Recruiter with the SFO on 021 199 0985.

A position description for this role is available to download below.

To be considered for this role you must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, currently reside in New Zealand, and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for this position.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements cannot be considered.

Applications close 4pm Tuesday 18 August 2020.