Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Technical Surveillance Officer


Job Description:

Summary At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

HMRC is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

Digital Support and Innovation (DSI) sits within HMRC’s wider Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) responsible for the department’s civil and criminal investigation work. FIS ensures that HMRC has an effective approach to taking on the most serious tax evasion and fraud.

Working across Law Enforcement and government, DSI provides investigative tools and covert techniques to front-line investigations and works with key partners to develop and provide access to new technology and systems to enable investigators to respond to serious and complex tax evasion and crime. Job description This role sits within a DSI Unit called the Covert Operations Specialist Support Unit on a team called the Tactical Surveillance Group (TSG). TSG’s primary responsibility is to deliver tactical or technical surveillance solutions in scenarios where conventional surveillance methods or techniques cannot be deployed or would fail. TSG’s work is diverse, challenging and frequently involves deploying into high risk environments. The team comprises of surveillance professionals with a diverse range of skill sets.

This role is for individuals with established skills in tactical, technical and intrusive surveillance techniques to join an expanding work area. You will be responsible for delivering covert services and tactics across HMRC Organised Crime Investigations on a national level. Responsibilities Duties will include:

•The assembly, repair and installation of covert audio/video equipment, tracking equipment.

• Covert duties in relation to Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI).

• Property interference and other intrusive techniques.

•Designing and fabricating bespoke solutions to technical surveillance challenges.

• General technical support to specialist equipment and vehicles.

• The role will involve frequent close working with other Law Enforcement partners such as the National Crime Agency and Police forces.

• Other aspects of the roles may involve representing the Department at national specialist user groups/forums or other duties at the direction of the SIO.

• The role involves supporting HMRC operations nationally, which will require regular travel and nights away. The role necessitates working unsocial hours, being on-call, frequent short notice duty changes and additional hours, for which a Level 2 Flexibility Payment is paid.

You should also be aware that the role may involve working at heights or in hostile urban/rural environments.

You should already have experience working with tactical, technical or intrusive surveillance techniques in either a Law Enforcement or Military setting.

Essential Criteria:

These roles are for candidates with a demonstrable technical / engineering background. Applicants should be aware that the role may involve working at heights or in hostile urban/rural environments. Experience working with technical surveillance techniques in either a Law Enforcement or Military setting would be highly advantageous.

We are looking for candidates with knowledge and experience of the following;

The technologies behind asset tracking systems including RFDF and GPS.

Voice and data systems (wired and wireless).

Audio & video equipment. (Transmission, reception, recording and presentation).

Transmission systems, including GSM, GPRS, 3/4G, Wi-Fi, microwave and wired systems.

General knowledge of 12v and 24v vehicle electrics and electronic systems.

Basic knowledge of IP networking and associated systems/devices (hardware and software).

A proven technical ability to develop, deploy, maintain and repair the above technologies in accordance with legislation and operational Codes of Practice.

Excellent teamworking and communication skills.

Full UK Driving Licence

Hold or be able to obtain National Security Vetting of SC or above.

Desirable Criteria:

• Experience working in a Technical Surveillance Unit.

•College of Policing D6 qualification in ‘Tactics for Techs’ or similar/ equivalent Rural Surveillance (RSO) qualification.

• College of Policing D7 qualification in ‘TS Core skills’.

• College of Policing E1, E2, E3 specialist qualifications.

• Experience in installing intrusive Covert Audio and/or Video.

• An electronics or engineering qualification.

• Developed Vetting. Licences Full UK Driving Licence Qualifications Proof of any qualifications stated within application will be required.