POST: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
LOCATION: Quality Control, Quality Management, Scientific Analysis: Forensic Science Laboratory,
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: BAND B1 R323 556 per annum
REFERENCES: FS 126/2022 (1 post)
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;
Be in possession of 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 or Physical Sciences, Quality Management;
Knowledge of ISO 9001, 17025, 17020, Minimum Information Security Standard (MISS) Act and
Good Laboratory / Manufacturing Practice will be an added advantage,
Relevant experience in the field of the post will be an advantage.
Implement Quality Management System focusing on a Quality Control principles,
Plan and Conduct quality audit/ inspections,
Compile and communicate inspection reports,
Conduct quality case review of the finalised cases,
Verification of the validity of reported results,
Register and facilitate the closure of non-conformances for respective Section,
Compile presentation on observed trends through non-conformances of quality reviews,
inspections, audits and quality review.
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.
Copies do not have to be certified and original documentation must be produced during the
selection process as requested.
Uncertified copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications
obtained, service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation, proof of relevant
experience in the field of the post and motor vehicle driver’s license, must be attached to the
The closing date for the applications is 2022-09-09 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
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.
Applications and enquiries can be directed to:
Lt Colonel G Moonsamy / WO KW Maibelo
Tel: (012) 421-0155
Tel: (012) 421-0193
Private Bag X 322
Cnr Beckett and Pretorius Street
POST: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)