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Assistant Director: Vetting Investigation (X2 Posts)


The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be subjected to a security clearance up to the level of “Top Secret”.

Applications: The Presidency, Private Bag x1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at Government Avenue, Union Buildings.
For Attention: Ms Kefilwe Maubane
Closing Date: 27 May 2022

Note: Applications must quote the reference/post number and submit a fully completed signed and dated NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded at “From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using the incorrect application for employment (Z83), it will not be considered”. A recent updated comprehensive CV with at least names of three (3) referees with current contact details and e-mail addresses; copies of ID, Matric and highest qualifications should be attached (Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents/copies on or before the day of the interviews). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and furnish this Department with an evaluation certificate from SAQA. Correspondence will be limited to 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. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks on criminal records, citizen verification, financial records and qualification verification to determine the suitability of a person for employment. The successful candidates will be required to enter into employment contracts and a performance agreement within 3 months of appointment and will have to disclose their financial interests.

POST 17/196: Assistant Director: Vetting Investigation (X2 Posts)
Directorate: Internal Security
Job Purpose: Conducting vetting field-work investigations in line with the prescripts.
Salary: R477 090 per annum (Level 10)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: A Senior Certificate plus an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences OR equivalent qualification on NQF level 7. A minimum of (three) 3 to five (5) years’ investigation experience. A valid driver’s licence. Short courses in the following areas, analysis, conflict management, listening and interviewing skills.
Skills and competencies: Problem solving and analysis, decision making, team leadership, analytical skills, self-management, customer focus and responsiveness, creativity, communication skills, computer skills, delegation and development of others, planning, organising and execution, ability to manage conflict, diplomacy, language proficiency, listening skills, insight and report writing skills.

Duties: Conducting vetting field-work investigations i.e. gather relevant information, conducting proper analysis and quality check on the information, compile and submit reports to management and NIA on all vetting files and reports completed on a regular basis and conducting vetting investigations in respect of secret and top secret levels; 2. Provide inputs for the development, implementation of policies, guidelines, norms and standards in vetting investigations i.e. analyse, research and evaluate all vetting related information, assist in development, implementation and maintenance of investigation operating procedures, provide advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of legislation, policies and procedures. Provide effective communication channels and systems between the Department and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and other related agencies i.e. Liaise regularly with NIA, SAPS, SASS, Defence, Home Affairs and other critical stakeholders for advice, assistance and to obtain additional information, establish and promote relationships with external stakeholders, including credit information providers to access information. Administer files and partake in task teams dealing with matters related to vetting projects/processes i.e. participation in projects and task teams dealing with a variety of subject areas, administer files and reports completed by ensuring quality control and effective and efficient systems and report on all work allocated, advise management during the process of determining personnel suitability for appointment or continued employment in line with the Personnel Suitability Checks (PSC) guidelines and conduct vetting and security related research and development.

Enquiries: Ms. L Mphahlele - 012 300 5865