SAPS:Section Head: Communication Services – DPCI

POST: Section Head: Communication Services (at the level of a Brigadier –
Salary Level 13)
LOCATION: Executive Support Services, DPCI, Head Office, Pretoria
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band A (SMS) = an all-inclusive flexible
remuneration package of R1 076 370. 00 per annum is applicable to the post
Generic Competencies:
The post requires skills in: strategic capability, analytical ability, leadership
and project management, financial management, change management,
service delivery innovation, problem solving and analysis, people
management and empowerment, client orientation, audit and assurance,
audit and risk management experience, stake holder relations and customer
focus. Applicants will be expected to have knowledge of systems, processes,
procedures, policies and legislation relevant to the field of the post such as
the National Treasury Regulations, Risk Management Framework in the
Public Sector and other relevant legislation. Applicant must also be
computer literate (Microsoft Word / Power Point / Excel).
Appointment requirements:
Applicant must:
• Have at least a three-year Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma
(accredited by SAQA on NQF level 6) or equivalent SAQA accredited
qualification in Communication studies or related fields.
Certification of membership of a communication related
professional organisation may be an added advantage;
• Have minimum of three years’ appropriate managerial experience
in the field of the post;
• Be fluent in at least two (2) of the official languages, of which one
must be English;
• Have a valid motor vehicle drivers’ license and
• The successful candidate will be required to obtain a security
clearance of Top Secret before approval of appointment (if not
already in possession of such a valid security clearance).
Core Functions:
*Manage rendering of excellent media coverage and relations building on core
DPCI functions;
*Ensure the promotion of positive interaction within the DPCI and between
communities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and Government
*Manage all communication requirements in the office of the National Head:
DPCI efficiently;
*Manage the optimisation of the use of information dissemination mediums;
*Provide leadership and management to the Section: Communication
*Managing of media activities, compilation and co-ordination of press
releases, monitoring of media reports, analysis and coordinating of Provincial
Media Liaison;

*Develop standardised policies in support of corporate identity in the DPCI;
*To institutionalise a Corporate Identity for all DPCI buildings;
*Ensure preserving and promoting of DPCI image and a unique identity;
*Provide a range of community outreach programmes aimed at promoting
community awareness of and involvement in departmental programmes,
activities and events;
*Manage communication campaigns for the DPCI;
*Provide exhibition services for the DPCI, national and provincial shows, in
other government departments and organisations on invitation;
*Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with key role-players in DPCI
*Manage social responsibility programmes for the DPCI;
*Manage and utilise all resources allocated to the immediate post environment
in accordance with the relevant directives and legislation.
The closing date for applications is 19 March 2021 at 16:00.
• Only the official application form (applicable to SMS posts) circulated with
this advertisement on which the closing date for this advertisement is
indicated will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be
adhered to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application form.
Each page, of the application form, must be signed/initialled by the applicant.
• The post particulars (post title and reference number) must be correctly
specified on the application form.
• A separate original application form and CV must be submitted for each post
you apply for.
• The CV must contain full particulars of:
o all boards on which an applicant serves;
o current employment and other business interests;
o career promotions, appointments, career developments, career history, and
o current studies and qualifications.
• An applicant must also attach to every application certified copies (not
certified more than 3 months ago) of the following:
o Identity document;
o valid motor vehicle driver’s license;
o Degree/Diploma Certificates of all educational qualifications and
courses/programmes obtained;
• Applicants must declare all interests or involvement in a public – or private
board or council or any other private entity of which such interest may create
a conflict of interest.
• Successful candidates for appointment, will be vetted in terms of Chapter 7,
Part 2 of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005) or the National Sex
Offenders Register [section 42 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and
Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007)]. An applicant,
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.
• Applicants are expected to disclose if he/she is a respondent in an interim or
final protection order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No 116
of 1998) or Protection from Harassment Act, 2011 (Act No 17 of 2011), and
may be disqualified from appointment to that post.
• The final selected candidate must disclose any financial interest, in the
prescribed format, as provided for in the SAPS Employment Regulations,
2018, for newly appointed SMS candidates or proof of the electronic
submission for the previous disclosure period.
• Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of
• Correspondence will be conducted with shortlisted applicants only.
• Shortlisted candidates will have to submit two sets of fingerprints to the
secretary of the selection committee.
• All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an assessment centre process,
in compliance with the Department of Public Service Administration directives,
which will be used to test the relevant technical elements of the job and the
generic managerial competencies, the logistics of which will be communicated
by the department.
• The successful candidate will have to conclude a contract of employment,
enter into a performance agreement and disclose all financial interests in
terms of the South African Police Service Employment Regulations, 2018, and
the Public Service Regulations, 2016.
• The appointee’s academic qualification will be submitted to SAQA for
verification, if not verified already.
Through the filling of the above-mentioned posts, an applicant whose
appointment will promote representivity may receive preference.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is under no obligation to fill a
post after the advertisement thereof.
Although the post is advertised, the National Head: DPCI may withdraw a post
from the advertisement, re-advertise the post or fill the post by transferring a
person at the same level where this is deemed to be in the interest of service
In accordance with National Instruction 9 of 2016, as well as Regulation 24 of
the SAPS General Regulations, expenses with regard to travel and
accommodation of candidates may be paid by the Directorate for Priority
Crime Investigation.

The appointment of the successful applicant will come into effect on the first
day of the month following the date on which the National Head: DPCI
approved the appointment/date of assumption of duty.
Application forms may be hand delivered to:
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
1 Cresswell Street
Promat Building
Silverton (between 07:30 and 16:00),
or may be emailed to:
or may be posted to:
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
Section Commander: Personnel Management
Private Bag X1500

Applications must be couriered/emailed/hand delivered timeously. Late
applications will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to
ensure that the application has been received at the indicated office/email on
or before the closing date and time of the advertisement i.e. 19 March 2021
Enquiries can be directed to Colonel MB Monyela and Captain BK Mhlahlo at
telephone number: 012-846 4211/4067.


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