POST: Security Officer
LOCATION: VSS Booysens, Gauteng
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Salary level 3, R128 168 per annum
The requirements for Security Officer are as follows:
Applicants must display competency in the post-specific core functions of the post;
Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
Be a South African Citizen;
Must have no previous criminal / departmental convictions or criminal / departmental cases
Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and
Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational)
recorded on the National Learner Record Database on NQF level 4;
Registration with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA);
Be in possession of at least a Grade C security certificate or higher;
Not declared unfit to possess a firearm;
Be willing to undergo firearm competency training;
Be willing to maintain firearm competency;
Must have no criminal record or pending criminal / departmental cases;
Degree / Diploma in the field of security will be an added advantage;
Relevant courses in the field of the post as well as valid driver’s license for at least
a light motor vehicle will serve as an advantage;
Be willing to work shifts and extended hours.
Execute Access Control in terms of the Control of Access to Public Premises and Vehicles
Act (Act No. 53 of 1985);
Positive identification of employees, visitors and contactors at the security access point;
Registering of employees, visitors and contractors, electronic searching of employees,
visitors and contractors;
Authorize entry in to the premises to employees, visitors and contractors after
complying with all the legislative requirements, confirm visits with the hosts and ensure
escort in line with the prescripts;
Issue admission control cards to visitors and receive them back;
Keep the necessary visitor’s register;
Check suppliers, articles and objects, where necessary, before they are allowed to be
brought into the premises to ensure that the safety of the premises will not be
Patrol buildings and fenced- off areas;
Guard vehicles and equipment in the field – ONLY from a security point of view;
Check all security equipment and facilities and take action, when necessary;
Bring any deficiencies or problems with regard to security matters to the attention of
senior security personnel.
Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website (www.saps.gov.za) and at
SAPS Police Stations) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be
accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to. Failure to do so may
result in the rejection of the application.
The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on
the application form.
A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate
and all educational qualifications obtained, service certificates of previous employers
stating the occupation and proof of the relevant experience in the field of the post and
motor vehicle driver’s license (where required) must be submitted together with the
The copies do not have to be certified and original documentation must be produced
during the selection process as requested.
Qualifications and driver¡¦s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification
checking with the relevant institutions. The South African Police Service will verify
the residential address of applicants and conduct reference checks.
Appointments will be made in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (ACT NO. 103 OF
1994): as applicable to the post environment.
Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
If a candidate is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview
as well as a practical assessment.
Reference checking will be conducted on all short listed applicants.
Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified posts, will be vetted in
terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act,
2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children¡¦s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate,
whose particulars appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B
of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.
All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening.
Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful.
The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement
The SAPS application forms can be obtained from any SAPS Recruitment Office within the
South African Police Service.
Applications may be hand –delivered as follows:
1 Ndaba Drive,
Enquiries can be directed to: Lt Colonel Henning (011) 274 7913 /7424 /7423