Jul 13, 2018
POST 27/09 : Chief Forensic Analyst Grade 1 - X2 POSTS Chief Directorate: Trauma, Violence and Laboratory Services Directorate: Forensic Pathology Services, SALARY : Grade 1: R459 558 – R510 042 per annum as per OSD. CENTRE : FCL Cape Town – Ref No: NDOH 38/2018 (X1 Post) FCL Pretoria – Ref No: NDOH 39/2018 (X1 Post)
REQUIREMENTS : A BSc degree with Chemistry (analytical, organic, inorganic and physical 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 at Forensic Analyst or equivalent level. Experience in rudimentary general management. 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 in-depth 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. 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.
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, spectrophotometry. Conduct analytical 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 safe-keeping 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.
NOTE : 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.
Please attach a copy of academic transcripts. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Application form should be submitted for each post applied for.
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
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 (including Senior Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement indicated in the advert), service certificates, including ID and driver’s licence.
(Certified copies of certificates should not be older than three months) No faxed or e-mailed applications 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 posts.
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.
Department of Health
Cape Town, South Africa