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May 11, 2018

Principal Investigator

  • Independent Police Investigative Directorate
  • Mafikeng, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 18/09 : PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR REF NO: Q9/2018/19
SALARY : R334 545 per annum (Level 09). The successful candidate will be required to sign
a performance agreement.
CENTRE : North West

REQUIREMENTS :
A minimum of Grade 12 and five (5) years’ proven experience in criminal investigations are required for consideration to this position. Previous supervisory experience is essential. A degree/diploma in law or policing will serve as an added advantage. Knowledge of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Law of Evidence are essential for consideration. The successful candidate must possess a valid Code 8 driver’s license and be able to drive the motor vehicle in that class, be computer literate and be able to work under pressure.Be competent and fit to handle a firearm or must be willing to undergo such a test. Willing to perform standby and overtime duties.

Skills and competencies: Analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.Competent in interviewing, report writing as well as verbal and written communication skills. Client orientation and customer focus.
Results-driven.

DUTIES :
Supervise Senior Investigators by providing guidance on the investigation of complaints in line with the IPID’s legislative imperative and Standard Operating Procedure. Receive, register and allocate cases. Attend crime scenes and post mortems. Collect, safeguard and process exhibits at the crime scene. Conduct interviews with suspects and witnesses and obtaining affidavits. Advise the victims or their next of kin and other relevant stakeholders regarding progress of the investigation. Stakeholder management. Conduct investigations of cases of alleged criminality and misconduct against members of the police as stipulated in Section 28 of the IPID Act. Conduct searches, seizures and collection of evidence etc. Compile investigation reports and memoranda with recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the SAPS for consideration to prosecute or take appropriate disciplinary action. Draft and type investigation report at the conclusion of each investigation. Update electronically the status of each case on the database.

APPLICATIONS : IPID Private Bag x 2017, Mafikeng, 2745 or Hand deliver to No. 1 Station road,
Molopo Shopping center, 1st floor, Mafikeng.

INDEPENDENT POLICE INVESTIGATIVE DIRECTORATE

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (IPID) intention is to promote representatively in terms of race, gender and disability within the Department through the filling of posts.

Candidates, whose appointment/promotion/transfer will promote the achievement of gender equity and disability within the IPID, will receive preference.

NOTE :
Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department accompanied by a fully completed and signed form Z83 and a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as recently certified copies( Not older than 3 months after publication of the advert) of all qualification(s) including a Senior Certificate and ID-document [Driver’s license where applicable].

Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The successful candidate will have to undergo security vetting. His / her character should be beyond reproach.

The appointment is subject to security clearance, verification of qualifications (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).

People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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