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					South Australia Police
POSITION INFORMATION DOCUMENT



Stream:                     Administrative Services
Career Group:               Consultancy and Information
Classification:             ASO-4
Command:                    Crime
Position Title:             Electronic Evidence Support Officer




LEVEL CHARACTERISTICS



The position has been classified at the ASO-4 level by virtue of the requirement to:

    •    Provide relevant skills and experience in a specialist area of operation
    •    Work under general direction, but also on occasions operate semi-autonomously
         within broadly defined guidelines, providing relevant skills and experience in a
         specialist area of operation
    •    Use technical expertise and competence based on prior discipline related experience
         and/or tertiary education.



POSITION SUMMARY


The Electronic Evidence Support Officer is accountable to the Officer in Charge, Electronic
Crime Section through the Senior Electronic Evidence Specialist for the provision of support
in the analysis of Electronic evidence for the purpose of providing independent evidence in
criminal and civil proceedings conducted by or on behalf of the South Australia Police.
Responsibilities include assisting the process of identifying, preserving, analysing and
presenting electronic evidence in a legally appropriate manner to help ensure that
prosecutions of those involved in electronic crime can succeed.


POSITION CHARACTERISTICS


South Australia Police provides a diverse range of services to the community. These
services are aimed at producing a safe and peaceful environment by the minimisation of
crime and disorder. It is a large complex organisation which, because of the nature of its
operations, is constantly subject to public scrutiny and accountability. It provides services to
a range of different locations (over 100) spread across the State on a 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week basis.

The Electronic Crime Section performs a support function within the police environment.
The services provided include the examination and analysis of electronically based
information, witness statements and other documents provided by police officers conducting
criminal
investigations. The Electronic Evidence support officer is responsible for the preparation of
appropriate statements summarising work performed and conclusions reached. The
Electronic Evidence support officer is responsible for the preparation and presentation of
expert evidence in a Court.

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The Section provides a service to the whole of the South Australia Police. The environment
is subject to change due to changing corporate structures, varying criminal trends,
requirements of prosecuting bodies, legislation and case law. Such changes require a
continuous improvement approach to the management of the Electronic Crime Section and
the adoption of new investigative techniques.

Complex criminal activities involve the innovative use of technology utilising both locally
based computers and networks, and global networks including the Internet. Tracing of
criminal activity may result in a worldwide strategy to deter and de-stabilise this type of
crime. These type of criminal activities often cross-jurisdictional boundaries and involve
breaches of both federal and state laws and regulations.
Within this environment the Electronic Evidence Support Officer is responsible for
contributing to complex technological aspects of criminal investigations through the
interaction with police investigators. To achieve expected outcomes the incumbent:
      •   Contribute in the establishment of Electronic Crime policies and procedures that
          underpin ‘best practice’ in Electronic Crime analysis and Investigation.
      • Contribute in the development of processes that document the capture, presentation
        and production of expert electronic evidence to courts.
      • Employ effective case management policies and procedures to facilitate the
        achievement of case and police goals.
      • Effectively contributes to the Electronic Crime related aspects of a criminal
        investigation.

In this regard the incumbent provides professional expertise and an advisory/consultancy
service to the South Australia Police and other agencies. In the discharge of these duties, the
incumbent is accountable to the Officer in Charge, Electronic Crime Section through the
Senior Electronic Evidence Specialist.

The incumbent provides training and guidance to police investigators in order to improve
their competency and skills relevant to Electronic Crime related investigations.

The incumbent will also be expected to:
     • Assist members in the analysis of electronic evidence
     • Prepare and present evidence for all levels of both criminal and civil courts.
     • Conduct training in Electronic Crime to other police members as directed.
     • Maintain liaison with appropriate members of the South Australia Police and
        members of other kindred agencies.

The achievement of the above outcomes requires the incumbent to exercise a high level of
discipline, knowledge and skills. In addition, it would be expected that the incumbent would
have extensive technical knowledge in relation to the technical engineering components of a
PC and be able to utilise this technical expertise in analysing or diagnosing systems as part
of the detection of crime or criminal activity.

ORGANISATION


Supervisor Reports to:              Detective Senior Sergeant – (O/C Electronic Crime Section)
Supervisor's Position:              Senior Electronic Evidence Specialist
Subject Position:                   Electronic Evidence Support Officer

STATISTICS RELEVANT TO THE POSITION

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South Australia Police
JOB AND PERSON SPECIFICATION




Title of Position                         :     Electronic Evidence Support Officer
Classification Code                       :     ASO-4
Position Number                           :
Position Created                          :        /    /
Type of Appointment                       :     Permanent / Temporary / Other
                                                (strike out if not applicable)

Service                                   :     Crime
Branch                                    :     Commercial & Electronic Crime
Section                                   :     Electronic Crime



                                   Job & Person Specification Approval
                                 (for all positions excluding senior positions)
                                      ................................... / /
                                    Commissioner of Police or Delegate
                               P.C.O. Reference Number ...........................


JOB SPECIFICATION


1.         Summary of the broad purpose of the position, and its responsibilities / duties.
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The Electronic Evidence Support Officer is accountable to the Officer in Charge, Electronic
Crime Section through the Senior Electronic Evidence Specialist for the provision of a
specialist investigative and analytical Electronic Crime service for the purpose of providing
independent expert evidence in criminal and civil proceedings conducted by or on behalf of
the South Australia Police. Responsibilities include the process of identifying, preserving,
analysing and presenting digital evidence in a legally appropriate manner to help ensure that
prosecutions of those involved in computer-based crime can succeed.
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2.         Reporting / working relationships
          (to whom the person reports, staff for whom the person is responsible and other significant
          connections and working relationships within the organisation)
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The Electronic Evidence Support Officer is responsible for the indirect supervision of police
investigators in the analysis of electronic evidence and reports to the Senior Electronic
Evidence Specialist, Electronic Crime Section.
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3.         Special Conditions
          (Such as non-metropolitan location, travel requirements, frequent overtime)
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Some intrastate and interstate travel requiring overnight stays. Some out of hours work may
be required.
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4.         Statement of Key Outcomes and Associated activities
          (Group into major areas of responsibility and list in descending order of importance.)
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The provision of Electronic Crime expertise in support of the South Australia Police and other
law enforcement agencies through the Senior Electronic Evidence Specialist, either on an
individually basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to investigate complex criminal
activities by -

Ensuring all investigative Electronic Crime support activities are conducted effectively and
efficiently by:
      • Providing advice and assistance to police investigators with respect to cases where
         Electronic evidence expertise is required.
      • Working individually or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to investigate complex
         criminal activities.
      • Tracing criminal activities in conjunction with police investigators by undertaking
         appropriate Electronic evidence analyses.
      • Undertaking appropriate electronic evidence analysis in conjunction with the conduct
         of police investigations into such areas as major crime, the illicit drug trade, child
         exploitation and other serious/organised criminal activity.
      • Collating and documenting relevant Electronic evidence information in a form
         acceptable to police investigators, courts and other users of the information.
Provide appropriate Electronic evidence related training and guidance to police and other
staff as required by:
      • Providing electronic evidence advice on an on-going basis to police personnel.
      • Undertaking professional development as part of an on-going obligation to maintain
         appropriate Electronic Crime and ethical standards.

Ensure the integrity and independence of expert electronic evidence and its presentation in
Courts by:
    • Ensuring the accuracy of information supplied by police investigators and Electronic
        Crime Section staff.
    • Gathering appropriate information from relevant sources using approved
        investigation techniques.
    • Preparing and documenting information in a form complying with high standards and
        which is, where necessary, admissible as evidence in court.
    • Presenting to the courts by means of affidavits, witness statements or verbal
        evidence, Electronic evidence information using appropriate techniques, in a clear
        and concise manner.
    • Briefing all relevant parties prior to and during court procedures on electronic
        evidence matters affecting strategic case developments.
Ensure the appropriate exchange of information within the South Australia Police, law
enforcement agencies, and other organisations are maintained by:
     • Consistently liaising in a formal sense with appropriate external law enforcement
       agencies, federal and state government departments and other institutions.
     • Attending appropriate training and development sessions coordinated through such
       agencies.

Contribute to the achievement of equal opportunity in employment and service delivery by
identifying, eliminating and preventing discrimination and harassment to ensure high
standards of performance in line with corporate strategies, equal opportunity policies, the
Equal Opportunities Act and the Public Sector Management Act.
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Certified correct by OIC/Branch Head                            : ............................................. / /
Acknowledged by Current Occupant                                : ............................................. / /
Name of Current Occupant                                        : ......................................
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PERSON SPECIFICATION
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Essential Minimum Requirements
(Those characteristics considered absolutely necessary.)
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Educational / Vocational Qualifications
(Include only those listed in Commissioners Standard 2 as an essential qualification for a specified
group.)
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Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills
(Related to the job description, and expressed in a way which allows objective assessment.)
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•       Written and oral communication skills suitable for effective liaison with users. staff,
        management, other organisations and courts of law.
•       Demonstrated ability to prepare thoroughly researched clear and concise written
        documentation, which will facilitate effective reports and the provision of evidence in
        courts of law.
•       Ability to provide guidance to investigators, support staff and staff generally and to
        achieve goals within limited time frames.
•       Ability to perform a variety of tasks of varying urgency in a controlled yet responsive
        manner and to work under pressure.
•       Ability to work within a team and/or a task force environment and achieve agreed
        objectives.
•       Possess a high level of personal integrity and credibility and maintain confidentiality.
•       Demonstrated ability to contribute to the maintenance of a harmonious, safe and
        healthy workplace, free of harassment, unlawful discrimination and bullying and where
        diversity is valued.
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Experience
(Including Community Experience)
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•       Experience in undertaking various forms of IT analysis including research and
        development.
•       Experience in reporting and presentation techniques.
•       Experience in installing various hardware and software.
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Knowledge
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•       Sound knowledge of IT systems and practices.
•       Proficiency in the use of computers and data identification / retrieval applications.
•       Knowledge of diagnostic tools and hardware used to interpret various software
        systems.
•       Practical working knowledge and commitment to OHS&W legislation, principles and
        practices; and risk assessment in accordance with the OHS&W Act (1986),
        Regulations & AS/NZS 4360 Standard.
•       Knowledge of the principles of equity and diversity requirements.
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Desirable Characteristics
(To distinguish between applicants who have met all essential requirements)
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Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills
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• Ability to effectively plan and organise work
• A thorough and methodical approach to detail
• A high level of analytical skills
• Ability to prepare reports, minutes and other documentation, in a clear and concise
     manner
• Ability to adapt to changing technology
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Experience
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•       Experience as an IT professional in a range of roles.
•       Experience in electronic evidence analysis
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Knowledge
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•       Knowledge of court procedures and the presentation of evidence.
•       Knowledge of police methods and practice
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Educational / Vocational Qualifications
(Considered to be useful in carrying out the responsibilities of the position)
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Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
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