1 October 2014 - Police Auxiliary Officer - Forensic Investigator (Science) - now recruiting

Applications are now being accepted for the role of Police Auxiliary Officer - Forensic Investigator (Science).  Applications close 4.00pm Friday 10 October 2014.  For more information on this role click here.

WA Police Force are seeking a pool of successful applicants to make a big difference to the community as a Forensic Investigator (Science). There is currently one vacant position with future vacancies to be filled via the pool.

This is a shift work position in accordance with the relevant industrial agreement provisions.


You will work together with Police Officers in the Forensic Field Operations area in a team environment attending and examining major crime scenes across the State. Your high level of scientific knowledge will be blended into the workplace to enhance major investigations. In contributing to investigative outcomes you will report against your findings and provide evidence in court where matters proceed to trial.


A number of specialist pre-requisite requirements are to be met, which are outlined in the Position Description (PAO 002).


On the job training will be provided along with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, the panel may select another suitable applicant from this selection process.  Currently there is no pool expiry, however, police recruiting reserves the right to review and remove applicants from the selection pool at any time.

Any relocation costs associated with appointment to this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.


The Western Australia Police Force is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible family friendly work practices.


Please contact Forensic Division on telephone number (08) 6274 8101 (not to be contacted for job application packages). The Application Form, Position Description, Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions documents are attached below.


Applicants are to :

1     Submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum) that provides enough detail to allow the selection panel to properly assess your skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the accountabilities/duties of the attached Position Description. The possession of knowledge and skills in an area of scientific interest relevant to the position requirements will be assessed from the Curriculum Vitae and hold considerable weight when determining whether an applicant is competitive.

2     Write a statement addressing the following selection criteria (2 pages maximum).

-      Analytical and problem solving skills.

Please note: For applicants deemed suitable, all work related requirements listed in the Position Description Form will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.

3     Complete the attached application form in handwriting and return it in person or by post to:

Police Recruiting

Western Australia Police Academy

81 Lakeside Drive


Applications must be received by Friday 10 October 2014 at 4.00pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend a Panel Interview, Psychological Assessment and Psychological Interview. Shortlisted applicants will be advised of assessment details by email.