Director of Digital Investigations – The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
Job Category: Project Manager, Management, Cyber Security
Job Type: Permanent
Level of Experience: at least 3 years demonstrable experience in the field of Digital Forensics and/or Cyber Crime Investigations.
Area: Central Dublin, North Dublin
Location: Bloom House, Railway Street, Dublin 1
Salary Description: Competitive Salary Offered - see job description
Recruiter: The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
The CCPC is seeking to recruit a Director of Digital Investigations. This is a new role within the CCPC, designed to make a significant contribution to complex and serious investigations, both criminal and civil, undertaken by the CCPC. This is an opportunity for a high calibre, Senior Manager with relevant experience, to bring their strong leadership and management approach to a small technical division supporting the goals of a dynamic and fast-paced organisation.
The Division is newly created, having previously been a dedicated Unit within the CCPC’s Criminal Enforcement Division. The new Director will lead and add value to the work of a small team with a range of technical and investigative expertise and skills. The team, when complete, will include Heads of Unit in the area of Digital Forensic at (AP x 2), Digital Investigations and Intelligence Officers at (HEO x 3) and a Digital Forensic Officer Executive at EO level. The Director will be responsible for ensuring the new Division delivers on the annual work plan.
The Director will be required to lead the Division and ensure that the CCPC stay up to date with International best practice as it relates to criminal investigation digital forensic standards. The Division is charged with supporting all other Divisions within the CCPC, particularly the Enforcement Divisions in the areas of Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing plans to ensure existing hardware and software infrastructure and solutions are maintained, updated, tailored and procured in line with the Enforcement Division’s needs. Upon request the Division will assist investigation teams at any stage of the investigation life cycle in the area of Digital Investigations. The successful candidate must be able to illustrate proven ability and experience in the main areas of responsibility. The person will hold the most senior position in the CCPC in the area of digital forensics and will be, when required, the CCPC specialist witness in digital forensics and related areas.
The Director of Digital Investigation role is a pivotal appointment holding a critical leadership role in managing results and delivering to a high standard in a challenging regulatory and enforcement environment, contributing to complex and serious investigations, both civil and criminal. Reporting to a Member of the Commission the Director will also play an important role at Senior Management level.
The successful candidate will be self-driven with the experience of contributing effectively to the strategic direction of the CCPC and the ability to motivate staff to meet ambitious targets and strict deadlines. Candidates must demonstrate that they have, or can quickly acquire the capacity to deal with all aspects of work at this level.
i. Developing and driving the divisional strategy and workplan, providing strategic leadership, managing risk and pro-actively contribute to the CCPC achieving its strategic objectives in line with the CCPC prioritisation principles;
ii. Leading an expanding, technically competent and diverse team, setting high performance standards and accountability, developing capability and capacity across the team through effective engagement, delegation, coaching and mentoring to assist the transfer of skills;
iii. Coordinating and assisting in the collection, preservation and forensic examination of electronic data in an evidentially sound manner, consistent with established judicial principles in the area;
iv. Representing the CCPC, as required, in Court proceedings initiated by the CCPC or by the Director of Public Prosecutions;
v. Leading in the development and implementation of procedures and protocols to ensure a consistent and timely approach to investigations;
vi. Leading on actively promoting Digital Forensic best practice methodologies (ISO17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence) to examine computers, mobile phones and other digital devices and improve document processes;
vii. Overseeing the management of cases thorough the entire EDRM life cycle;
viii. Building and maintaining an effective and professional working relationships with CCPC employees, other relevant law enforcement agencies, the European Commission Digital Forensic Working Group and other relevant external organisations;
ix. Representing the CCPC’s Digital Investigations Unit in external meetings, conferences and presentations;
x. Leading in the development of investigators across the CCPC to enhance their digital investigation skills;
xi. Performing other functions as may be required from time to time both nationally and internationally to fulfil the business objectives of the CCPC;
xii. Promote the Mission, Vision and Values of the organisation though self-management and team management.
How to apply:
The deadline for applications is Thursday 22 July 2021 12:00, GMT.
You can apply through our recruitment portal via this website.