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Digital Evidence Specialist

Reference number: RCM23J-087301-000012
Selection process number: 22-RCM-EA-O-LON-FOSB-LON-113908
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
London (Ontario)
IT-02 - SPICT-02
$75,129 to $91,953

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Closing date: 8 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Although flexible work arrangements (variable work week, flexible start and end times) may be considered, full time virtual work is not being supported by management at this time.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

In many selection processes the first step is screening. It's during the screening phase that the assessment board will decide whether your application will be considered further or will be rejected. Use the Screening Questionnaire wisely. By demonstrating how you meet the qualifications, you may better your odds at being considered further.


Overview of key responsibilities outlined below are including but not limited to:

• Participates in operational policing activities such as search warrants, digital forensic acquisitions.
• Examines electronic devices / technology such as personal computers, cellular phones, mobile devices, etc.
• Plans, implements, maintains, tests, integrates and applies specialized digital forensic tools
• Conducts research, testing, and reverse engineering of workable solutions to problems
• Installs, maintains, and manages hardware, software, servers, personal computers, etc.

Work environment

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is more than just Canada's national police service. We have been part of the fabric of Canada since 1873 – almost 150 years. We are one of only a few police services recognized around the world for both our policing excellence and our image – the "Mountie".

Over the last century-and-a-half, we have grown and evolved with and for Canadians. The result is a more modern, diverse and inclusive RCMP that serves with honour and pride to keep Canadians safe. Vision150: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/vision150/index-eng.htm

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill one indeterminate IT-02/SPICT-02 vacancy in London, Ontario. A pool of candidates may be established to staff same or similar positions at various locations.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation from a two-year program of study from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
Indeterminate incumbents in the IT group on December 9, 2021 who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.
Indeterminate incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.
At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in building and maintaining personal computers
• Experience in using various mobile devices
• Experience in maintaining network systems including data storage, servers and backup systems.
• Experience troubleshooting and/or problem solving with at least three of the following operating system platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux or Macintosh.
• Experience preparing technical reports.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Experience using forensics tools such as X-Ways, Cellebrite, Magnet Forensics.
• Experience in managing Windows Server (including legacy Windows Server) environment.
• Experience in managing a virtualized server infrastructure.
• Experience extracting and conducting analyses of electronic data.

Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required.
Willingness and ability to work shift work (24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year).
Willing and able to work in person at the office where the position is located

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to plan and prioritize work.

• Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
• Working effectively with others.
• Thinking things through.
• Demonstrating integrity and respect

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Knowledge of the procedures used to document and preserve the integrity of evidence or exhibits.
• Knowledge of advanced information technology concepts including network protocols, component integration, networking, data storage and operating systems.
• Knowledge of scripting and programming in order to automate processes in support of forensics or system administration.

Conditions of employment

Top Secret security clearance - Willingness and ability to work in a busy police environment, including exposure to unsettling and/or graphic material.
Willingness and ability to provide expert testimony in court.
Willingness and ability to travel for work and/or training purposes using various modes of transportation.
Willingness and ability to maintain a valid class G driver's license.
Successful completion of the Technological Crime Understudy Program and continuous study in the field of digital forensics.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Please note that for this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Original proof of your education will be requested and must be provided during the selection process in order to verify that candidates meet the education requirement. Candidates who are unable to provide proof that they meet this essential qualification as requested may be eliminated from the process. Also note, if the name on your education credentials does not match the name on your current photo identification, you will need to provide proof of your name change. Education obtained outside of Canada must be evaluated. Please contact the International Credential Evaluation Services as soon as possible to initiate the evaluation process http://www.cicic.cca/

Candidates from outside the federal public service will be required to pay for their own travel expenses.

Successful candidates will require a valid RCMP security clearance prior to appointment and throughout the tenure of their employment. The process to obtain an RCMP security clearance may involve but is not limited to a security/reliability interview and a field investigation which includes matters of criminal activity, verification of credit/financial status, reference checks, education, employment, etc. As such, the process may take several weeks or months to complete.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent will be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Public Service and Civilian Member Staffing
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