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PRINCIPAL SECURITY OFFICER JOB
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
POST 17/16: PRINCIPAL SECURITY OFFICER
REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/368
Directorate: Corporate Services
SALARY: R294 321 per annum (Level 07)
CENTRE: KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg)
Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate.
Grade B Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) Registered.
Minimum of 5 years security supervision experience (including experience as a Senior Security Officer).
JOB RELATED KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of departmental disaster management plan.
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Knowledge of the control room procedure (closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems).
Knowledge of Criminal Procedure Act.
Knowledge of Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS).
Knowledge of Minimum Physical Security Standards (MPSS).
Knowledge of Safety at Sports and Recreation Events Act.
JOB RELATED SKILLS:
Interpersonal relations skills
Communication skills (verbal and written)
Exposure to supervisory skills
Computer literacy and Investigation skills.
A valid 08 driver’s licence.
Willingness to travel, work shifts and irregular hours.
Monitoring the implementation of physical security measures and physical security systems.
Supervise In-house and private security officials.
Ensure implementation of access control procedures by security officials.
Protect employees, information and property of the Department.
Inspect all security registers, aids and irregularities and make an entry in the occurrence book and report to supervisor.
Ensure that regular patrols per site are conducted effectively.
Escort visitors on the premises where applicable.
Monitor the movement of equipments and assets of the Department.
Coordinate and ensure duties roosters are available.
Monitor implementation of key control procedures.
Coordinate the operationalization of security equipment (where applicable) in the control room (closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, public address, fire panel, lift intercom etc.).
Monitor working conditions of security equipments in the control room.
Monitor the activation and deactivation of security access cards.
Maintain accurate record of data recordings.
Record on / off duty shifts and incidents in the occurrence book.
Report all defaults on available safety and security systems and equipment.
Monitor the issuing of new access cards.
Participate in evaluation exercise during emergency situations.
Test functionality of all security equipment on regular basis.
Keep the exit points clear off any possible blockages.
Participate and assist Occupational Health and Safety during emergency situations.
Participate on the implementation of Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Compile report on evacuation exercises and non-compliant officials.
Conduct after hours inspections to all offices and ensuring implementation of service-level agreement (SLA).
Monitor performance of guarding services in terms of the SLA.
Provide a feedback inspection report to Supervisor.
Report identified breach of the agreement to supervisor. Manage and coordinate security incidents / breaches.
Ensure that all security incidents and breaches are reported.
Complete and update security incidents register.
Compile preliminary investigation report.
Participate in planning and coordination of special events.
Participate in planning for special events.
Conduct access control into the plenary and holding rooms.
Issue accreditation to stakeholders.
Escort very important person’s.
Ensure security plans for special events.
Ms YP Ngubane Tel No: (033) 264 9500
CLOSING DATE: 02 JUNE 2023 AT 16:00
The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the Department of Public Service and Administration(DPSA) website link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date.
Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted).
The requirements for appointment at SMS level include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the NSG. Prior to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG).
The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.
No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistic s of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection Committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Directive on the Implementation of Competency Based Assessments.
The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for.
Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts.
The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates.
Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated.
The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.
Applications can be submitted by post to:
Private Bag X9132, Pietermaritzburg, 0001
Hand delivered to: 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street (formerly known as Loop Street).
African, Indian and White males and Coloured and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.