Forensic Pathology Service Grade 2 (4 posts)

Reference number: 03840

Forensic Pathology Service

SALARY: R 141 327 per annum (plus benefits)

CENTRE: JHB x 1post, Diepkloof x 1post, Springs x 1post, Bronkhorstspruit x 1post

REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 Certificate. A minimum of 3-5years relevant experience as a Forensic Officer Grade 1. A valid driver’s license with PDP. Forensic Officer Grade 1 will be required to have PDP which is compulsory. Willingness to work with corpses (mutilated, decomposed, infectious viruses). Willingness to wok shift duties. Planning skills, commitment to the principles of Batho Pele.

DUTIES: Effective and efficient recovery, storage and processing of bodies, including the physical collection and safe keeping of corpses document evidence, information, exhibits and property incidents scenes. Assist in rendering an effective and efficient Forensic autopsy process in accordance with set standards and guidelines by assisting the Forensic Pathologists in autopsies, control reports and specimens during and after the forensic mortuary process including completion and administration of statements and documentation. Maintenance of mortuary hygiene. Caring and kind interaction with bereaved families.

ENQUERIES: Mr. J Louw - (012) 301 1707, Ms I Botes Tel: (011) 403 7286,

Ms A Malatse Tel: (011) 983 1900, Mr G Mashego Tel: (011) 811 9640 / 52

APPLICATIONS: Application to be submitted on Z83 form, certified copies of Qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV) certified ID copy. Application must be submitted at Forensic Pathology Service, 28Harrison Street, ground floor, reception or can be posted to Forensic Pathology Service, P O Box 7128, JOHANNESBURG, 2000. or apply online at:

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applicants invited for interviews will be subjected to test driving and Security Clearance check. Criteria: Do you have Grade 12? Do you have Driver’s License with PDP?

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at / documents. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification / s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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