Job Title: Seconded National Expert in Cyborg Organisation : Europol Location: Hague, Netherlands Closing Date: 11 August 2021 Salary: Not Stated Contract Type: Fixed Term Working Pattern: Full Time Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated Job Description The SNE will be assigned to the Analysis Project (AP) Cyborg in the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), Operations Directorate.
Mandate of the Directorate: The Operations Directorate deals with the core business of Europol, improving the effectiveness and cooperation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating serious and organised crime, as well as terrorism affecting the Member States (MS). This requires close cooperation with the Liaison Bureaux at Europol and via them with the Operational Teams in the Member States. Europol delivers a number of products and services to national law enforcement agencies to support them in their fight against international serious and organised crime, as well as terrorism. The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) serves as the centre for the Member States’ fight against cybercrime in the European Union, delivering operational and investigative support to the Member States on complex cybercrime investigations. It also provides support to the European Union’s institutions and Member States in building operational and analytical capacity for investigations and cooperation with external partners. Operations EC3 is responsible for delivering the operational services of EC3. EC3 Operations has five teams, being the four Analysis Projects Cyborg, Terminal, Twins, and Dark Web and the Cyber Intelligence Team. From EC3 Operations there is also the link with the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT). Analysis Project (AP) Cyborg supports the EU Member States in preventing and combating different forms of cyber criminality affecting critical infrastructure and information systems. AP Cyborg's mandate encompasses crimes directed against the computers and network infrastructures of the European Union, as well as crimes committed online. This covers a broad range of high-tech crimes such as: Malware (code creation and distribution), Ransomware, Hacking, Phishing, Intrusion, DDoS, among others. Purpose of the secondment:
The SNE will contribute to the delivery of operational products and services foreseen in the Europol Work Programme in the areas of cyber-dependent crime (AP Cyborg).
The SNE will report to and work under the supervision of the Head of Team AP Cyborg. Role and Responsibilities The SNE will carry out the following main functions and duties: • Facilitate the exchange of information, providing advice and operational support in the field of cybercrime; • Assist law enforcement agencies during joint investigations and operations focussing on cybercrime; • Keep up-to-date with relevant developments in cybercrime and technology that may impact law enforcement environment; • Draft intelligence analysis reports of operational nature in cybercrime; • Perform forensic analysis on contributed devices with the purpose of data extraction and ingestion in Europol databases; • Search open sources for information relevant to the area of work; • Participate in meetings, working groups and conferences and present analytical and technical results as and when required; • Based on information from the Member States, prepare reports on possible opportunities for Europol and the Member States to work together on specific intelligence and information. Experience, Skills and Qualifications Professional experience (assessed mainly during the shortlisting): Essential: • At least 3 years of experience in law enforcement working in cybercrime units dealing with, at least one, of the four operational areas covered by EC3 analysis projects (Analysis Projects Cyborg, Terminal, Twins, and Dark Web ); • Experience in producing intelligence reports and developing other intelligence products. Please provide in your application real case examples, indicating your role in the investigation and the specific crime area; • Experience in assessing, processing and handling large amounts of data in the context of criminal investigations; • Experience in programming and/or scripting required to process large volumes of data (e.g. Python); • Experience in analysing financial movements involving payments of infrastructure and/or payments demanded from victims in a form of virtual currency transactions (or other alternative means of payment). Desirable: • Training on operational analysis and/or specialised analysis software, preferably certified by a relevant institution; • Experience using SQL (e.g. MySQL, MSSQL) and NoSQL (e.g. Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, MongoDB) databases; • Law enforcement working experience at international level; • Working experience in a central cybercrime unit. Professional knowledge (assessed during the selection procedure): Essential • Knowledge of the law enforcement techniques and analysis methods applied to one of the four operational areas covered by EC3 (Analysis Projects Cyborg, Terminal, Twins, and Dark Web); • Excellent knowledge of the Internet and applications associated with cybercriminal activities; • Sound knowledge in tracing and attribution of virtual currency transactions (or other alternative means of payment); • Knowledge of international police and judicial co-operation. General competencies (assessed during the selection procedure): Essential: Communicating: • Very good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing; • Ability to draft clear and concise documents on complex matters for various audiences. Analysing & problem solving: • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; • Keen eye for detail with the ability to maintain standards of accuracy under pressure of tight deadlines; • Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the internet. Delivering quality and results: • High degree of commitment and flexibility; • High level of customer and service-orientation. Prioritising and organising; • Good administrative and organisational skills. Resilience: • Ability to work well under pressure, both independently and in a team; • Very good interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with other departments, groups and teams as well as with external partners; Living diversity: • Ability to work effectively in an international and multi-cultural environment. Application Details Full job details and application portal on site. More about Europol here. Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position via WIAN. Tags: #PeaceSecurity, # Defence&Security, #InternationalOrganisation, #MidCareer