Head of Unit (2 positions): Digital Investigations Division

Job Category:
Project Manager, Management, Cyber Security
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
Central Dublin
Dublin 1
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered - see below
The Compeition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
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Role Purpose

The CCPC is seeking to recruit two Head of Unit positions for its Digital Investigations Division (DID). In addition to the immediate appointments from this campaign, an order of merit may be established. This may be used to fill any future vacancies at the same level within this Division where roles have similar responsibilities and/or similar skills are required.


DID has responsibility for Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and Open Source Intelligence for all Units and aiding of other agencies across Europe. DID 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). DID has undergone an expansion with the full transformation of laboratory systems and technical resources coupled with a comprehensive L&D strategy to ensure that all of the enforcement team are certified in the necessary tools. 


The Heads of Unit will work closely with all Enforcement Divisions ensuring that all digital investigations are managed in compliance with international best practice as it relates to criminal investigation digital forensic standards. They will be responsible for ensuring 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.

This is an opportunity for a high calibre, 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 successful candidates 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.  


Funding and related supports for further education may be made available should the successful candidates be ready to undertake post-graduate studies in this area. The role will give the successful candidate the platform to build collaborative networks with other professionals along with other development opportunities.  People and project management opportunities can be availed of which will provide the role holder an excellent skillset to assist in career progression in the area.

The successful candidates must be able to illustrate proven ability and experience in the main areas of responsibility. They will hold a 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.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Managing the seizure in a forensic manner of digital devices during the execution of search warrants;
  2. Managing the retention of digital devices within a laboratory environment and at scenes for subsequent forensic examination;
  3. Managing forensic exhibits to ensure continuity, confidentiality and security is maintained at all times;
  4. Understanding, following and 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;
  5. Undertaking regular training in the area of digital forensics and related fields
  6. Ensuring through research you are at the forefront of technical developments within Digital Forensics;
  7. Ensure existing hardware and software infrastructure and solutions are maintained and updated;
  8. Managing cases thorough the entire EDRM life cycle and provide fact and procedural based evidence at Court as and when required;
  9. Assisting in the development of Digital Investigations analysts and other investigators through coaching/mentoring;
  10. Training staff on areas of interest related to security, forensics, eDiscovery and OSINT;
  11. Building and maintaining effective and professional working relationships with CCPC employees, other relevant law enforcement agencies, European Commission Digital Forensic Working Group and other relevant organisations.
  12. Representing the CCPCs Digital Investigations Division in external meetings, conferences and presentations, when required;
  13. Assisting investigators in how best to progress intelligence for purposes of development of ex officio cases or intelligence obtained during investigations;

xiv.   Promoting the Vision, Mission and Values of the CCPC that will pro-actively contribute to the CCPC achieving its strategic objectives.

xv.     Carry out any other additional tasks that may be assigned to deliver the business objectives of the Division and the CCPC.

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 19 October 2021 12:00, GMT. 

Contact Details:
The Compeition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
Tel: 01-4744675
Contact: Garima Gupta

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