POST: Forensic Analyst (Warrant Officer)
LOCATION: Crime Scene Investigation: Crime Scene Management, Criminal
Record and Crime Scene Management: Thabazimbi, Limpopo
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band B1, Salary Notch 6, R323 556.00 per
REFERENCES: Ref Number: FS 154/2022
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
Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National
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.
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, Criminology, Forensic Investigation / Science and Criminal
Experience in the field of the post will be an advantage.
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.
• 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
• 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
• 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 closing date for the applications is 2022-09-09 Applications must
be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or
• Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act as applicable to the
• If a candidate is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a
• 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
• 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
• 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