Technical Operations Network Engineer - CASU - SO15
- The starting salary is £43,227 which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
- The salary is broken down as £40,386 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £45,615 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.
- Location: Vauxhall
The Covert Asset Support Unit (CASU) provides surveillance support to CT operations, provides staff to the Counter Terrorism Operations Rooms and deploys covert technical surveillance assets.
The role of the CASU Technical Operations Network Engineer is to oversee and run the SO15 network in support of CT operations.
As a network engineer you will work as part of a team that provides technical support by means of a working knowledge of a broad range of network focused engineering subjects.
The post holder will be required to do the following: You will be expected to keep abreast of developments in relevant technologies, such as by attending seminars, industry exhibitions and national working groups, and to identify alternative equipment options and improvements - in order to enhance the operational capabilities of the unit.
You will be required to participate in an 'on call' rota in order to provide an operational response capability, in accordance with MPS staff terms and conditions and allowances. This ‘on call’ commitment, along with planned maintenance periods, will result in occasionally working unsociable hours, possibly at short notice.
You will sometimes be required to work in difficult and challenging environments, subject to the appropriate risk assessment process and mitigation measures being put in place.
The role sometimes requires interaction with members of the public, in a professional manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality in sensitive environments.
You will be required to drive MPS vehicles, although the role does not come with a ‘company car’, unless you are required to travel during your working day.
The role requires working with sensitive and classified information, in a covert environment.
The post holder must have: A C&G/ONC/HNC/HND/degree in a relevant subject, or a high level of demonstrable experience as a network engineer, with industry recognised certification.
- Good understanding and experience of network monitoring and troubleshooting tools
- Good understanding of network security and firewall technologies
- Good understanding of IP networks and network configuration/administration
- An understanding of video and audio standards and compression, video and audio recording including NVRs and mass storage of data and video monitoring systems
- Recognised engineering training e.g. apprenticeship, traineeship, armed forces trade training
- At least two years of relevant post-training experience
Vetting and Strap
This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.
Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.
How to apply
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process, and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application.
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 25 December 2023.
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