Security Official | GSMD – Security Operations

Security Official | GSMD – Security Operations

Job Title:  Security Official
Location:  Cape Town, ZA
Organization Name:  GSMD – Security Operations: Cape Town Cash Centre
Department Description: Group Security Management Department

Brief Description:
The main purpose of this position is to protect and safeguard the personnel, facilities, and assets of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Cape Town Cash Centre.
Detailed Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key performance areas:

  • Conduct access and egress control in the areas of operation.
  • Conduct guarding, patrolling, and escorting duties to safeguard the facility against illegal and/or unauthorized activity.
  • Identify, respond to, and report all security and emergency threats, signals, and situations under all conditions.
  • Monitor, maintain, and ensure the optimal utilization of all security systems, equipment, and signals.
  • Perform evacuations and emergency drills during emergencies.
  • Perform administrative duties such as report-writing and completing electronic occurrence books and pocketbooks.
  • Proactively broaden knowledge of the functional areas, displaying a willingness to make improvements (including methods and practices).
Job Requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

  • a Grade 12 certificate or an NQF 4 qualification;
  • a Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) Grade C qualification;
  • a competency certificate in the handling of firearms (i.e. a 9 mm pistol, a semi-automatic rifle, and a shotgun);
  • a minimum of two to five years of working experience in a secure environment;
  • sound knowledge and understanding of applicable legislation, including, but not limited to, the National Key Points (NKP) Act 102 of 1980 and Regulations, the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000, the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, as well as all the policies, procedures and operating instructions of the SARB relating to the use of firearms;
  • a level of medical, psychological, and physical fitness commensurate with the inherent requirements of the position;
  • professionalism, discipline, and the physical fitness to work long hours;
  • and the availability to work shifts (including weekends) and perform duties as required by operational circumstances.
Additional requirements include:
  • following instructions and procedures;
  • adapting and responding to change;
  • writing and reporting;
  • deciding and initiating action;
  • adhering to principles and values;
  • applying expertise and technology; and
  • coping with pressures and setbacks.
The following would be an added advantage:
  • completed NKP training;
  • completed PSIRA training; and/or
  • exposure to physical and tactical security training.
How To Apply

Chief Director: Security Risk Management

Chief Director: Security Risk Management

Closing Date:  2021/09/10
Reference Number:  WCG210820-3
Tracking Number:  CS 14/2021
Job Title:  Chief Director: Security Risk Management

Ref No:  CS 14/2021

Department:  Community Safety
Salary: level 14
Inquiries:  Adv. Y Pillay at (021) 483 9354
Job Type:  Permanent

Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
Town / City: Cape Town – CBD
Job Purpose:
The Department of Community Safety, Western Cape Government has an exciting employment opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual who wants to make a difference to provide strategic direction to the Chief Directorate so as to lead the safety and security agenda transversally for the Western Cape Government aligned to Provincial and National Strategy imperatives. This post is stationed in Cape Town, CBD.
Minimum Requirements:

  • An appropriate 3-year B-degree/ Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) or higher qualification as recognized by SAQA;
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant senior managerial level experience;
  • A valid driving license;
  • Completion of Certificate for entry into the SMS (Senior Management Service) upon appointment.


  • Experience in Security Risk Management environment; Proven strategic capability and leadership.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Strategic management, and participation in internal and external fora and structures as part of Departmental Leadership;
  • Influence and maintain transversal structures;
  • Promote safety and security risk management;
  • Strategic development (governance within an internal and external focus) of Program to optimize the alignment of related resources within and across departments;
  • Institutionalize and enhance people-centric and client-focused business processes;
  • Ensure proactive measures to mitigate security-related risks;
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of resources;
  • Effectively manage the performance of the chief directorate in line with the Annual Performance Plan of the Department;
  • Effectively manage the expenditure budget.

Knowledge of the following:

  • Enterprise/ Security Risk Management;
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Business Continuity Management
  • People Management processes;
  • Working knowledge of the Public Service Regulatory framework and specifically those pertaining to Information Security and Defensive Counter-Intelligence;
  • Capacity Building;
  • Community facilitation;
  • Political Sciences and Public Policy;

Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Capability and leadership,
  • People Management and Empowerment,
  • Program and Project Management,
  • Financial Management and Change Management;


  • High-level negotiation skills;
  • Strong conceptual and formulation skills;
  • Strategic Management and planning skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Innovation, problem-solving, and analysis skills;
  • Strong Leadership skills with specific reference to the ability to display thought leadership in complex applications.

The all-inclusive salary package of R 1 251 183 per annum (Salary Level 14)

Note: The remuneration package consists of a basic salary (70%) and the employer’s contribution to the Pension Fund. The remainder of the package may be structured according to your personal needs.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

All shortlisted candidates must make themselves available to be interviewed at a date, time, and place as decided by the selection panel.

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 you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department.

Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the 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.

The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme before they may be appointed to this post.

The purpose of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme, which is a public service-specific training program applicable to all applicants who aspire to join the SMS, is to ensure that potential SMS members have a background on processes and procedures linked to the SMS.

The duration of the online Pre-Entry Programme is 120 notional hours (15 days). Full details may be sourced by the following link:


Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications. Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from the close of the advert please consider your application unsuccessful.


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




Reference Number: People’s Post 5/7/2016, Vukani 7/7/2016
Component: Department of Health
Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory
Core Title: Management and General Support Personnel

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualification:

General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) /Grade 9 (Std 7).

Registration with a professional council:
Registration with the Private Security Regulatory Authority of South Africa in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulations Act PSIRA (Act 56 of 2001).

Appropriate experience as a Security Officer.

Inherent requirements of the job:
Willingness to work shifts and be available on a 24-hour basis.
Must have a valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.
Must be physically fit.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Proficiency (written and verbal) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Knowledge of security-related prescripts, regulations and procedures.
Basic knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work in a team, as well as independently, responsible and diligent.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Ensure access and key control.
Patrol buildings, parking areas and perimeter fencing.
Control parking areas.
Take and write statements.
Investigate crimes and incidents.
Provide evidence at court or disciplinary inquiries.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement.

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned.

Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in People’s Post 5/7/2016, Vukani 7/7/2016.

Salary: R 100 545 per annum
Salary Level: Level 3

Applications To:
The Chief Executive Officer:
Groote Schuur Hospital
Private Bag X4

(For attention: Ms N Mbilini)

Closing Date: 29 July 2016
Enquiries: Mr D Appleton
Tel: (021) 404 3111