Forensic Consultant: Forensic Investigations (Cluster B)
Western Cape Government
Cape Town
6d ago

Job Purpose

The Department of the Premier’s Provincial Forensic Services seeks to permanently appoint a suitably qualified person to conduct forensic investigations.

The person must be willing to work under pressure in order to meet strict deadlines and portray a professional work ethic.

It will be required of the successful post incumbent to travel throughout the Western Cape, although the position is stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3-year B-Degree in Commerce / Law / Auditing / Forensics with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in conducting forensic investigations;
  • A valid Code B driving licence.


  • Experience in investigations within the public sector; Qualification of B. Com Honours in Computer Forensics; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Forensic Practitioners (CFP) professional designation or similar professional designation;
  • Experience in Local Government sphere.

    Key Performance Areas

  • Planning and execution of forensic investigations and managing multiple investigations at the same time, prioritising each investigation based on facts;
  • Conducting investigations through meticulous fact finding and evidence retrieval within allocated time frames; Drafting factual reports containing appropriate findings, recommendations and subsequent follow-

    up of recommendations made; Testifying in disciplinary hearings and in criminal trials; Developing and maintaining professional relationships with all stakeholders.


  • Analysis and fact-finding skills; Factual and legal analysis skills; Good interviewing skills and ability to take statements during investigations;
  • Project management skills; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.


    R 356 289 per annum (Salary level 9)

    Note on remuneration : Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-

    management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-

    fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-

    funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


    Note : Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department.

    The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

    Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8 : 00 to 16.00 should you experience any difficulties with your online application.

    Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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