SAPS Forensic Services: Job Opportunities – 2014

Wish to enter the exciting world of Forensic Science? Now’s your chance…

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is advertising a number of vacancies that are currently available (employment as either a police official or civilian employee) within the various sections of its Forensic Services Division throughout the country –

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: 23 May 2014


Someone who applies to be appointed in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995. Click here to read the application process in terms of the SAPS Act.

Download the full advertisement for all the Police Act posts, including how to apply and requirements (PDF).

Download the official application form from the SAPS website.

The following posts are available:

Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)

  • DNA Analysis
  • Evidence Recovery
  • Ballistics Analysis
  • Chemical Analysis: Drugs General
  • Chemical Investigation: Fire Investigation
  • Primer Residue
  • Trace Analysis
  • Precious Metals
  • Environmental Compliance: Questioned Documents
  • DNA Database Administration
  • Chemical Processing

State Accountant (Warrant Officer)

  • Finance and Administration Services
  • Budget Management: Financial and Administration Services

Provisioning Administration Officer (Warrant Officer)

  • Supply Chain Management: Procurement

Personnel Practitioner (Warrant Officer)

  • Personnel Management
  • Personnel Management: Grievance Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Personnel Management: Data Integrity & Translations
  • Medical Administration & Absenteeism
  • Service Terminations
  • Skills Development Facilitation


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.

Download the full advertisement for all the Public Service Act posts, including how to apply and requirements (PDF).

Download the official application form from the SAPS website.

The following posts are available in a number of different sections, e.g. Scientific Analysis, Ballistics, Forensic Database Management, etc., within the Forensic Services Division:

  • Administration Clerk
  • Typist
  • Secretary
  • Provisioning Administration Clerk
  • Personnel Officer

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22 Responses to “SAPS Forensic Services: Job Opportunities – 2014”

  1. Nomfundo says:

    I am a 23 year old female with a diploma in medical technology and just completed my internship in clinical pathology. Any vaccines aviable and how to get in please lt m know

  2. Farzeen Kader says:


    I am currently completing a Masters degree in Genetics and will graduate soon. I completed a BSc degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry and graduated Cum laude. I then studied BSc Honors in Microbiology and served an internship for 9 months. My project in MSc is based on DNA Methylation and Applications in Forensics. Are there any posts available at this lab?

    I would really appreciate feedback.
    Thanks very much and best regards;

    • Lee says:

      Hi Farzeen. Thank you for your message. Currently no new posts are being advertised within the Forensic Services Division of the SAPS but please do visit the Careers page of their website,, regularly to view their latest posts. Whenever new posts are advertised, we do also post them on our Blog and social media network. ~ DNA Project Team

  3. David says:

    Dear sir / madam

    I have been trying to apply for this post. But I don’t get opportunity to download z83 so that I can apply. I have qualifications with data capture. Computer clerk n office assistance ao on those administration clerk and typing I do qualify. Any help with information contact me at 0766785079

    Kind regards

  4. M ngatana says:

    Good day I have completed Btech in forensic investigation at unisa I just wanna know that it’s possible to work as volunteer in the department of saps just to get experience,please anyone with information can assist me. Thank you.

  5. asemahle says:

    Good day saps

    I would like to know the requiremnts of forensic analysis


  6. Ruan de Kock says:

    Good day,

    I have passed matric in 2014, results was issued January 2015, I am very interrested to have a career in the SAPS Forensics department, please could you help me to apply my number is 0720213386

  7. Andries says:

    Good day,

    I would like to enquire about Identikit Artist career in the SAPS. I am a born artist and I have passion for art and nature. I am able to sketch almost anything and it would be a dream come true for me to use my talent to serve my country.
    I have studied graphic design and have 5 years working experience as a layout artist.

    I went to SAPS website careers and I meet all the requirements mentioned for being Identikit Artist. I am currently enronlling for a forensic science course.

    Please help me find a way into my career field.

    Lesiba Andries Mo

  8. khululwa mbalo says:

    Hi im trying to download z83 fir leanership keeps on failliing

    • Lee says:

      Hi Khululwa. According to the SAPS website and previous vacancy advertisements, the Z83 form is no longer in use for advertised posts. We’re not sure if this is applies to learnership programmes as well. We advise either contacting the SAPS directly to request the correct relevant form or to visit their website’s Career page to download their new application form –

      ~ DNA Project Team