Administrators in digital forensics and in operational and strategic analysis

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The European Commission (EC) is looking for administrators in the fields of digital forensics and of operational and strategic analysis. Recruited specialists (grade AD7) will work mainly at the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

We offer opportunities to experts who fit any of the profiles below. Please note that you may only apply to one field.

  • Field 1 – Digital forensics

Some of your main tasks will be to prepare digital forensic operations working together with the case investigators; inspect and identify digital media and their data relevant to the digital forensic operation; collect relevant digital media and acquire data by creating digital forensic images using specialised forensic equipment and software tools; use the digital forensic images to search for and identify the most relevant data to the case under investigation; perform a basic analysis of the data; produce digital forensic reports.

  • Field 2 – Operational and strategic analysis

Some of your main tasks will be to provide prompt and timely operational analysis for OLAF investigations in the areas of EU revenue and expenditure; search, extract and analyse data and information from the European Commission, commercial databases, open sources, as well as forensic data acquired in the context of OLAF investigations; develop intelligence and analytical methodologies using the latest software available; carry out qualitative and quantitative strategic analysis to advance evidence-based anti-fraud policy and prevention.

 

As an employer, the institutions and agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. 

Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

 

Do you have what it takes?

 

To apply, you must be an EU citizen, have a thorough knowledge of one official EU language and a satisfactory knowledge of either English or French. You will also need to meet the following criteria that vary according to the different fields:

 

  • Field 1 – Digital forensics: You must have a university degree of at least 4 years (or 3 years) relevant to the duties, or professional training/qualification of a level equivalent to European Qualification Framework (EQF) level 7 (or level 6) relevant to the duties and recognised/attested by a Member State or public national or international body, followed by at least 6 years (or 7 years respectively) of professional experience as a digital forensics examiner in support of investigations targeting corruption and/or financial crime.

     
  • Field 2 – Operational and strategic analysis: You must have a university degree relevant to the duties of at least 4 years (or 3 years), or professional training/qualification of a level equivalent to European Qualification Framework (EQF) level 7 (or level 6) relevant to the duties and recognised/attested by a Member State or public national or international body, followed by at least 6 years (or 7 years respectively) of professional experience as an analyst supporting investigations targeting corruption and/or financial crime or as a strategic analyst supporting anti-fraud policy.

 

For detailed information on requirements, the application procedure and tests, please read the Notice of Competition on our apply pages below.

The application period opens on 7 October.