SAPS Forensic Services: Available posts – August 2014

SAPS Forensic Services

New posts within the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Services Division, under the SAPS Act (employment as a police official) and Public Service Act (employment as a civilian employee), have been added to their website and are currently being advertised – http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php.

Please Note: Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995) and civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994).

CLOSING DATE for all applications: 08 AUGUST 2014

POLICE ACT POSTS

Click here to read the application process in terms of the SAPS Act.

Please download the full advertisement for all the new SAPS Act posts, including full requirements, core responsibilities, salary level and how to apply (PDF).

Download the official application form from the SAPS website.

The following posts are available:

1. Post: Major (Chief Forensic Analyst)
Sub Section Commander: Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering
Section: Ballistics
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Western Cape: Plattekloof (1 Post) (Ref FS 84/2014)

2. Post: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Commander: Metallurgical Engineering
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Section: Ballistics
Location of the post: Western Cape: Plattekloof (1 Post) (Ref FS 85/2014)

3. Post: Senior Forensic Analyst (Lieutenant)
Sub-Section: Fire Investigation: Chemistry Investigation
Section: Chemistry
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Silverton: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 86/2014)

4. Post: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
Sub-Section: Facial Identification: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Secunda: Mpumalanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 87/2014)

5. Post: Warrant Officer (Forensic Analyst)
Component: Quality Management
Sub-Section: Environmental Compliance: Regional Laboratory
Location of the post:

  • Ballistics: Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth [1 post] (Ref FS 88/2014)
  • Biology: Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth [1 post] (Ref FS 89/2014)

6. Post: Constable
Sub Section: Crime Scene Investigation: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record & Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Lydenburg: Mpumalanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 90/2014)

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT POSTS

People who do not want to become police officials but who would like to work for the South African Police Service as civilian employees, may apply for vacant positions. Click here to read the application process in terms of the Public Service Act.

Please download the full advertisement for all the new Public Service Act posts, including full requirements, core responsibilities, salary level and how to apply (PDF).

Download the official application form from the SAPS website.

The following posts are available:

1. Post: Secretary
Division: Forensic Services
Location of the post:

  • Provincial Head: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 91/2014)
  • Section Head: Questioned Documents: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 92/2014)
  • Component Head: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 93/2014)

2. Post: Data Typist
Sub-Section: Adjudication: Local Criminal Record Centre
Section: Criminalistic Bureau: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Musina: Limpopo (2 Posts) (Ref FS 94/2014)
  • Ladysmith: Kwazulu-Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 95/2014)
  • Lichtenburg: North West (1 Post) (Ref FS 96/2014)
  • Queenstown: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 97/2014)
  • Mthatha: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 98/2014)

3. Post: Administration Clerk
Sub-Section: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Cradock: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 99/2014)
  • Bellville: Western Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 100/2014)

4. Post: Accounting Clerk
Sub-Section: Nodal Support Centre
Section: Provincial: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Northern Cape
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Kimberley: Northern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 101/2014)

5. Post: Personnel Officer
Sub-Section: Nodal Support Centre
Section: Provincial: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Eastern Cape
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: King Williams Town: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 102/2014)

6. Post: Provisioning Administration Clerk
Sub-Section: Nodal Support Centre
Section:

  • Provincial: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Kwazulu-Natal
  • Provincial: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Eastern Cape

Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post:

  • Durban: Kwazulu-Natal (1 Post) (Ref FS 103/2014)
  • King Williams Town: Eastern Cape (1 Post) (Ref FS 104/2014)

7. Post: Administration Clerk
Section: Victim Identification Centre
Component: Forensic Science Laboratory
Location of the post: Pretoria (1 Post) (Ref FS 105/2014)

GENERAL:

  • Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website and at SAPS recruitment offices) 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, INCLUDING THE CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) AND ALL ANNEXURES THAT ARE ATTACHED.
  • 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 8th of August 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 / Lt Moonsamy
Tel: (012) 421-0194
Tel: (012) 421-0584

Postal Address:
Private Bag X 322
PRETORIA
0001

Hand Delivery:
Cnr Beckett and Pretorius Street
Strelitzia Building
Arcadia
0083

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10 Responses to “SAPS Forensic Services: Available posts – August 2014”

  1. nosiseko nciweni says:

    hello Lee, I am currently studying forensic biology national certificate at college sa, so when I’m done I’m gonna qualify as a forensic investigator,so now i want to know if can you apply at saps forensic services or saps laboratory? though you not a police officer? if is that so, how do you apply? thanks a million

  2. Nobuhle says:

    hi lee…i recently completed a degree in medical sciences, so i wanted to ask if the SAPS does have forensic science internships? or is there anything that i can do in order to gain experience?…thanx

    • Lee says:

      Hi Nobuhle. Unfortunately due to contamination issues, as well as the sensitive nature of criminal casework, I don’t think the SAPS offer any internships at the State Forensic Science Laboratory. However, you could try and contact one of the private laboratories to see if they would have anything available. This would give you some idea only of the type of laboratory work you would be involved with. Some private laboratories include: Pathcare, Unistel, GENEDiagnostics and Lancet.

  3. Sharon Maota says:

    Good morning.May you please inform me when there are bursaries for students who would like to study genetics inorder to become a forensic pathologist

    Thank you and stay blessed

  4. Rich says:

    Hey there,any bursaries for students studying forensics?

    • Lee says:

      Hi Rich. While the DNA Project unfortunately doesn’t provide bursaries for forensic studies, our advice would be to contact your intended university directly to enquire about any potential scholarships or bursaries available in the field of forensics.

      We wish you the very best with your studies.

      ~ DNA Project Team

  5. SIPHOSAKHE says:

    I am looking for a forensic posts

    • Lee says:

      Currently no new forensic posts are being advertised by the SAPS, but please do visit our blog regularly as we always post updates whenever new forensic posts are advertised, or alternatively you can also visit the Careers page of the SAPS website directly – http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php.

      DNA Project Team

  6. Prince Lutendo Prince says:

    I would like you to informed me when there are any vacancies available

    • Lee says:

      Currently there are no new vacancies being advertised for new forensic posts within the SAPS. Please check our blog regularly as we will post as soon as any are advertised or alternatively, please check the Careers page of the SAPS website regularly for updates – http://www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php. Many thanks – DNA Project Team