The Operations Directorate deals with the core business of Europol, improving the effectiveness and cooperation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating serious and organised crime, as well as terrorism affecting the Member States. This requires close cooperation with the Liaison Bureaux at Europol and via them with the Operational Teams in the Member States.
Europol delivers a number of products and services to national law enforcement agencies to support them in their fight against international serious and organised crime, as well as terrorism.
The Operations Directorate hosts five distinct Departments: Operational and Analysis Centre, European Serious Organised Crime Centre, European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), European Counter Terrorism Centre and the European Financial and Economic Crime Centre.
The position of Specialist – Forensic Examiner is located in EC3.
EC3 serves as the centre for the Member States’ fight against cybercrime in the European Union, delivering operational and investigative support to the Member States on complex cybercrime investigations.
It also provides support to the European Union’s institutions and Member States in building operational and analytical capacity for investigations and cooperation with external partners. EC3 is the collective voice of European cybercrime investigators across law enforcement and as such is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all strategic products and external liaison.
Under the supervision of the Head of Team the successful applicant will be responsible to provide and carry out duties of digital forensic specialist, delivering digital forensic analysis reports, decryption services, advanced programming, in order to support the Member States and other Europol’s partners in the fight against serious and organised crime and terrorism.
The successful applicant will have to carry out the following main duties:
• Provide specialised knowledge and technical/forensic ‘on the spot’ support in the field of expertise of Europol's Forensic Lab;
• Liaise with the competent authorities in the EU Member States, EU bodies, third countries and organisations in the field of digital forensics;
• Support projects of the unit, prepare, organise and chair meetings, training courses and conferences and represent Europol at specialised conferences on European and international level;
• Study new developments in the area of forensics;
• Draft documents and reports independently and in co-operation with other units and support business planning processes;
• Contribute to the development of methods, techniques and tools used by Europol and keep up to date with developments of forensic services;
• Perform any other duties in the area of competence as assigned by the line management.