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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ontario Provincial Police
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C0069 - Technical Analyst
$1,623.55 - $2,034.75 Per Week
Posting Status:
Job ID:

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Bureau Commander, Investigation and Support Bureau seek a qualified individual to conduct investigations that deal with computer technology as an element. Assist with the preparation and execution of search warrants. Oversee and conduct electronic search and seizure procedures. To extract, examine and analyze electronic data for the purpose of developing, enhancing and clarifying evidence. To provide court testimony regarding digital evidence investigations.

How do I qualify?


Valid Ontario Driver's Licence.

Special Constable appointment status which include the ability to pass an OPP background security investigation.

Ability to work on a regularly scheduled on-call basis.

Ability to successfully complete the Digital Forensic Investigator Understudy Program and associated

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial statutes including current case law and decisions pertaining to the gathering and extracting of electronic data. Understanding scope and limitations of judicial authorizations, development of court documents such as search warrants, reporting and presentation tools and techniques to produce and present findings for disclosure and in court testimony.

Knowledge of operation, networking, troubleshooting, security protocols and principles for PC based, Macintosh, Linux and various microcomputer systems. Understanding of various types of computer hardware and technical specifications, including components, peripherals, network topologies, RAID systems, servers, desktop and laptop computers.

Knowledge of mobile devices such as cellular phones, GPS, Tablets, SIM cards and media storage cards and respective file systems and protocols. Knowledge of network architectures, structure, data and voice transmission and the underlying data types associated to each.

Knowledge of bypassing lock codes to recover data from damaged devices such as tablets, mobile phones, and GPS's, by direct memory chip access (chip-off) and JTAG.

Knowledge of flash memory, NAND, NOR and EEPROM, their structure and operating characteristics, methodologies for extracting and understanding the data within such devices as cellular phones, USB flash drives and solid state drives.

Knowledge of forensic acquisition processes and methodology to extract, validate and secure digital evidence. Knowledge of physical workings of storage media, the difference between physical and logical acquisitions, specialized hardware and software write blocking and extraction tools, security, continuity and handling of evidence in accordance with Rules of Evidence.

Knowledge of processing evidence artifacts including but not limited to various documents, spreadsheets, email, chat, Internet history, call logs, SMS, log files, databases, compound documents, encrypted files, operating system artifacts and date/time validation.

Oral communication skills and interpersonal skills to liaise with a diverse group of OPP staff, law enforcement agencies and crown attorneys, provide technical advice and support, communicate complex technical information and system capabilities and deliver presentations/ lectures.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical, problem-solving and evaluative skills to conduct forensics investigations including the extraction, examination and analysis of electronic data.

Ability to isolate relevant evidentiary forensic artifacts from within large volumes of data, assemble them within the context of an investigation and articulate their cohesive meaning and relevance to the matter being investigated.

Additional Information:

Resume / cover letter must be received no later than 11:59 pm on 12-Nov-2020. Submit quoting WIN ID # (if applicable) and file # 20-133 showing how your qualifications, training and experience relate to the position to: Mairi Young.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact the hiring manager.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 777 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Provincial Police Association Civilians
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Thursday, October 22, 2020

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