Required Knowledge and Experience
We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellency through distinctly higher standards than the norm.
We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.
- Applicants must display competency in the core functions of the post;
- Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
- Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational);
- Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification;
- Must have no criminal record or pending criminal/ departmental cases;
- Computer literacy, interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills;
- At least a valid light vehicle driver’s license).
- The post requirements are applicable as specified in addition to the generic minimum requirements as specified in the specific post.
Additional Post Requirements:
- Be in possession of a three (3) year Degree or Diploma recorded on the National Learner Record Database on NQF level 6 or higher in Natural Science majoring in Physics / Mathematics/ Chemistry / Biology / Biochemistry or a three year NQF 6 qualification in Forensic Investigation.
- Experience in the field of the post will be an added advantage.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:
What you’ll do
- Attendance of all crimes reported following ISO 17020 Standard;
- Investigation and maximizing the collection and packaging of evidence at crime scenes;
- Processing and documenting of crime scenes with the purpose of reconstruction of events;
- Apply Chemical techniques in evidence recovery at Crime Scenes;
- Conduct suspect linkages on the exhibits collected;
- Maximise the optimal utilization of specialised equipment and resources at crime scenes;
- Presentation of evidence in court.
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- 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 all previous/pending criminal/disciplinary 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. A separate application form must be completed for each post.
- 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 driver’s license (Police Act appointments), Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications obtained together with the academic record (statement of results) thereof and service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation and the period, must also be submitted and attached to every application. The copies must be correctly certified on the copy itself, not at the back. The certification must not be older than six (6) months. All qualifications and driver’s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions.
- The closing date for the applications is 2021-05-07. Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
- Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS 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.
- Successful applicants to be appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act no 68 of 1995) and applicants 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 maybe subjected to a psychometric assessment and found to be medically and psychologically 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.
- The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2015 requires that all new recruits (appointments) in the South African Police Service as from 31st of January 2015 provide a buccal sample in order to determine their forensic DNA profile. The forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded to the National Forensic DNA Database.
- 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. Candidates will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification.
- 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.
Mode of Application
Interested in working with SAPS?
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.
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How to apply: Interested and qualified? The South African Police Service (SAPS)