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Digital Forensics Analyst

NZ Police
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Digital Forensics Analyst


Permanent, Full Time

Salary Range $89,615.00 - $116,123.00

Job Requisition 10793



New Zealand Police is seeking to appoint an experienced Digital Forensics Analyst to be part of the exciting and dynamic work undertaken by the Digital Forensic Unit (DFU), based in Wellington.

With our operational colleagues and partners we deliver world leading digital forensic analysis. We are looking for people that have technical expertise but most importantly share our vision for innovation, partnerships and being part of a positive work environment.


To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following technical requirements

  • Experience in digital forensic analysis and investigations.
  • Broad range of knowledge and experience relating to computer hardware, software and network technologies.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work and collaborate positively in a team environment.
  • The ability to balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential tasks, and meet critical deadlines.


The successful candidate for this role will

  • Be advantaged if the applicant was proficient with Guidance Software, X-Ways Software Technology AG, MSAB, and Cellebrite Digital Forensic Software suites, however other qualifications relating to technology will be considered.
  • Be self-motivated and have excellent organisational, research, and communication skills.
  • Pay attention to detail and have the flexibility to cope with change.
  • Have the ability to rapidly absorb, understand and apply new concepts and technologies.
  • Be capable of making sound decisions under pressure.
  • Work well in team environments.


Competencies Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Innovate
  • Deliver


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Certification Requirements

  • Must obtain Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Qualification
  • Must maintain Authorised Officer status


Special requirements

  • Hold a BSc in computing or related field and digital forensic certifications
  • Proficiency testing will be conducted as part of the selection process
  • The successful applicant to this position will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made and must either have or obtain a Government security clearance to Secret level before the position is confirmed. This requirement means you must have citizenship/permanent residency in one of the following countries for the last ten consecutive years: New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, or United States of America.


Additional Information

  • Multiple positions available
  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today!


Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.

If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager Georgina Turner at


Applications close at 5 pm Tuesday 20 August 2019.

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