December 2022 ARC Vacancies Pretoria – Security Investigation Professional 

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The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

The ARC-Central Office (ARC-CO) seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic person to the following position at Hatfield, Pretoria:

  • Post: Security Investigation Professional
  • Salary: (R586 283 – R879 422 ) All-inclusive remuneration package p.a.
  • Application Closing Date: 18 October 2022

Key Performance Areas:

Security Investigation

  • Conduct security breaches investigations within the ARC,
  • Compile Security Investigation Register and keep it updated,
  • Conduct special investigations from Tip-offs from the ARC Fraud Hotline and other related requests for investigation,
  • Conducting IT related investigation for loss of laptops,
  • Interview all parties and obtain statements,
  • Collect, analyse and evaluate the gathered evidence,
  • Compile preliminary and final reports with findings and recommendations to management,
  • Draft submissions, memorandums and letters emanating from investigations,
  • Report on all cases investigated and the outcome,
  • Initiate recovery of losses incurred through claims to the service providers for non-performance/ negligence,
  • Develop measures to prevent security breaches and to advise management on preventative measures against organisational security threats,
  • Manage the Security Incident Register and facilitate reporting of security breaches to SSA, SAPS and GSSC,
  • Make follow-ups on the status of criminal investigations
  • Represent the ARC at CCMA and attend Disciplinary cases related to investigations.
  • Provide investigative support to the NKP

Physical Security

  • Provide overall support to the security division,
  • Assist in drafting specifications, implementation and monitoring of all security related projects within the ARC,
  • Assist with Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA) and Audits,

Security Administration

  • Assist in the facilitation of the completion of the security clearance application forms (Z204 forms),
  • Assist in processing screening request through electronic screening system,
  • Represent the ARC on any applicable, appropriate advisory committees, State and sector / industry,
  • Provide effective communication channels between ARC and departments such as SSA, DHA and SAPS,
  • Compile accurate reports related to the division for management,
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports for management or other stakeholders,
  • Process payments of all related security service,


  • Ensure that the Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) and MPSS is adhered to within the environment.


  • B degree in Security Risk Management/ Policing/ Forensic or related field,
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the security breach investigation and physical security operations,
  • PSIRA Grade A -or the ability to acquire professional accreditation within 6 months,
  • A valid Code B driver’s licence,
  • Vetting Course will be an added advantage,
  • Must have the skill and ability to conduct and/or support sensitive investigations involving, personnel, assets and/or proprietary information,
  • Experience in vetting fieldwork and pre-employment screening will be advantageous,
  • A police or military background is preferred,
  • Good communication skills written and verbal,
  • Knowledge of Physical Security Operations and Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) and Minimum Physical Security Standards (MPSS),
  • In depth knowledge of the:
    • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996,
    • National Strategic Intelligence Act 39 of 1994,
    • National Key Point Act 102 of 1980 and regulations,
    • Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995,
    • Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1997,
    • PSIRA 56 of 2001,
  • Threat, Risk Assessment skills,
  • Investigation and Interviewing skills,
  • Security professional with proven supervisory experience within the security industry, the public/private sector or armed services,
  • Sound judgement and decision making skills, with a ‘hands on’, problem solving approach, able to remain calm under pressure and take control of incidents,
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of asset and information protection principles necessary to plan and implement security programs and solutions in support of the business,
  • A demonstrated ability to implement policies and procedures for the overall protection of ARC assets,
  • Ability to perform annual risk analysis for the ARC, particularly with respect to level of crime, workplace violence, threats from natural and man-made disasters,
  • Willingness to travel extensively and work after hours.

Enquires: Ms Stephanie Visagie Tel: (012) 427-9914

A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens.

How to Apply

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.

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