South African Police Jobs: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer) – 57 Positions

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15 May, 2014

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Sub Section: DNA Analysis
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Section: Biology
Location of the post: Western Cape: Plattekloof (45 Posts) (Ref FS 195/2013)
Pretoria: Arcadia (12 Posts) (Ref FS 196/2013)
Salary Level: Band B1 Salary Notch 3 R212 286.00 (Per Annum)


Core Responsibilities:
Analysis of biological material to the level of evidence processing, sample DNA analysis and DNA
results analysis.
Open exhibits and capture them on STRLab and related IT systems.
Processing of Samples in the Semi-Automated System.
Submit cases related to the Reference Index Lane and Crime Index Lane.
Submission of reports and present testimony in court regarding analysis performed.
Manage the utilization of all physical resources allocated to the immediate post environment



A three year NQF 6 qualification in Natural Sciences.
A Degree or Diploma (NQF 6) with the following modules: Biochemistry/Micro-Biology, Genetics,
Medical Sciences, Medical Technology, Molecular Biology and Physiology will be an advantage


Generic Minimum Requirements

The generic minimum requirements applicable to all posts unless specified differently are as

Applicants must display competency in the post-specific core functions *Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English *Be in possession of a senior certificate or at least a completed SAQA accredited NQF 4 qualification *Must have no criminal record or pending criminal / departmental or civil cases. *Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification. *Computer literacy, interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills. *At least a valid light vehicle driver’s license (SAPS Act appointments only).

Note: Successful applicants to be appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) and not yet appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) will have to undergo a medical examination and found to be medically fit. They will further have to comply with the prescripts on the SAPS Dress Order, whereby tattoos may not be visible when wearing uniform, must be willing to undergo the prescribed Introductory Police Development Learning Programme and are expected to work flexi hours or shifts in the execution of their duties.


How to Apply


  • Only the official application form (Click here to download application form) will
  • be accepted The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to and previous criminal convictions must be declared. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  • Persons who retired from the Public Service by taking a severance package, early retirement or for medical reasons, as well as persons with previous convictions, are excluded.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Certified copies (certification preferably by Police Officers) of an applicant’s ID document, motor vehicle drivers license (Police Act appointments), Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications obtained and service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation and the period, must also be submitted and attached to every application.
  • Applicants are requested to initial each and every page of the application form, CV and annexures.
  • The copies must be correctly certified on the copy itself, not at the back. The certification must not be older than three months.
  • All qualifications and driver’s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions. The South African Police Service will verify the residential address of applicants and conduct reference checks.
  • Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • The closing date for the applications is 23rd of May 2014.
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act or Public Service Act as applicable to the post environment.
  • If a candidate is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview.
  • Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act will be subjected to a medical assessment by a medical practitioner as determined by SAPS prescripts.
  • Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act will be subjected to undergo a lateral entry programme at a SAPS training institution, where applicable.
  • Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified posts, will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.
  • All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement thereof.
  • The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it is the intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Persons whose transfer/appointment/promotion will promote representivity will therefore receive preference.


Applications and enquiries can be directed to:
Lt Colonel Klopper / Captain Mashakane
Tel: (012) 421-0194
Tel: (012) 421-0539

Postal Address:
Private Bag X 322

Hand Delivery:
Cnr Beckett and Pretorius Street
Strelitzia Building

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