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CHIEF FORENSIC ANALYST GRADE 1 - X3 - Pretoria

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
It is the Department’s intension to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filing of this
post with a candidate whose transfer /promotion / appointment will promote representivity in line with the
numeric targets as contained in our Employment Equity plan.
APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X828,
Pretoria. 0001. Hand delivered applications may be submitted at Reception
(Brown application Box), Civitas Building, corner of Thabo Sehume (formerly
known as Andries) and Struben streets. Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Ms M Shitiba
CLOSING DATE : 16 April 2018 Time: 12h00 Mid-day
NOTE : Applications should be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public
Service Department and should be accompanied by a CV (previous
experience must be comprehensively detailed) and certified copies of
qualification certificates, service certificates, including ID and driver’s licence.
No faxed or e-mailed applications as well as certified copies older than three
(3) months will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and
those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. It is the
applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates
(where applicable) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). The department reserves the right not to fill the post. The successful
candidate will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and other vetting
procedures. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be
limited to short-listed candidates only. If notification of an interview is not
received within three (3) months after the closing date, candidates may regard
their application as unsuccessful. The Department will not be liable where
applicants use incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.

POST 13/06 : CHIEF FORENSIC ANALYST GRADE 1 - X3
Chief Directorate: Trauma, Violence, Emergency Medical Services and
Forensic Pathology Services.
Directorate: Forensic Pathology Services
SALARY : Grade 1: R414 069 – R 459 558 per annum as per OSD
CENTRE : (X1 FCL Durban – Ref No: NDOH 16/2018)
(X1 FCL Cape Town – Ref No: NDOH 17/2018)
(X1 FCL Pretoria – Ref No: NDOH 18/2018)
REQUIREMENTS : A BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject or Diploma in Analytical
Chemistry. Honours or Higher Diploma in Chemistry will be an advantage. At
least three (3) years’ proven experience. Knowledge of the types and uses of
analytical equipment such as gas chromatography (GC), high performance
liquid chromatography(HPLC), mass spectrometer (MS), polarography, ion
chromatograph, spectrophotometer, atomic absorption spectroscopy. Sound
and in-depth knowledge of analyses of foodstuffs and cosmetic as per
Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, Act 54 of 1972. Sound and indepth
knowledge of analyses of biological samples for the presence of alcohol,
drugs and poisons. Knowledge of Criminal Procedures Act, Health and Safety
Act as well as basic knowledge of judicial systems and court procedures. Skills
and knowledge in chemistry and / or Biochemistry. Knowledge of ISO17025
and its use in the laboratory. Good communication (written and verbal),
interpersonal, facilitation, presentation and research skills. Ability to remain
unbiased in the examination of court evidence as well as meticulous and
capable of clear and logical thinking. A valid driver’s license. A practical test
will be conducted on the day of the interview to determine the technical, data
processing and data interpretation skills of the candidate.
DUTIES : Preparation of samples for analysis in the Forensic chemistry laboratory.
Record sample information such as grinding, weighing, chemical treatment,
hatching, filtration, evaporation, distillation, digestion (wet, dry and microwave)
and solid phase extraction. Analysis of complicated samples by means of
certain processes and methods including: gas chromatography, high
performance liquid chromatography, inductively coupled plasma atomic
emission spectroscopy, visual inspection, mass spectrometry, liquid
chromatography, wet chemistry, and spectrophotometry. Conduct analytical
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service to the section, performance of statistical evaluation and interpretation
of statistical data, conduct statistical analysis, review analysis and review data
interpretation, issue certificates and affidavits, interpret analytical data and
calculate results by means of mathematical formula. Method developing,
validation and verification. Do preventive maintenance of instruments.
Coordinate the administration of HR and physical assets of the sub-unit
(Blood/Food/Toxicology). Training employees, allocation of work, handle
queries, complaints and prioritise samples/cases, purchasing and safekeeping
of office equipment. Management of risk (scientific responsibility,
integrity and research). Maintain analytical proficiency test or inter-laboratory
testing program, manage the construction of standard operating procedures,
create working instructions, maintain the quality system in the section and
ensure filing of order forms and invoices.
ENQUIRIES : Ms AA Grove’ at Tel (012) 395-9361
NOTE : People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Application form should be
submitted for each post applied for

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