Digital Forensic Technician

Department: Police Services

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Competition Number: 21-03

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Digital Forensic Technician.  Reporting to the Manager, Police Support Services, the incumbent provides specialized, technical support to RCMP Investigators by conducting digital forensic analysis and extracting data from various electronic devices, such as but limited to computer hard drives, cell phones, tablets, external hard drives and other data storage devices. The incumbent also provides follow up and recommendations in regard to criminal investigations and evidence along with preparing comprehensive reports. Work is completed under limited supervision and considerable independence of judgement and action is exercised within specific guidelines of policies, procedures and legislation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a Diploma in Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized educational institution.  A minimum of 3 years’ investigative experience conducting digital forensic searches and analysis.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Attainment and maintenance of RCMP Reliability/Security Clearance is mandatory.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position.  $42.01 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2021 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 21-03.

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The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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