Government Jobs November 2022 — Vetting Officer

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

VETTING OFFICER REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/643 
Directorate: Vetting, Screening and Special Investigations
SALARY : R261 372 per annum (Level 07)
CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree / National Diploma in Security Risk Management, Police Science or Policing. Appointment subject to completing training course offered by State Security Agency. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the field of security. Job related knowledge: Knowledge on security administration. Knowledge of the security environment. Job related skills: Communication skills (verbal and written), Facilitation skills, Computer literacy, Report writing skills, Presentation skills, Listening skills and Interpersonal relations skills. A valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel on a regular basis.

DUTIES : Conduct vetting fieldwork investigations. Gather relevant information. Conduct proper analysis and quality checks on the information. Compile and submit reports to management and State Security Agency (SSA) on all vetting files and reports completed on a regular basis. Conduct vetting investigations in respect of confidential and secret levels. Provide inputs for the development and implementation of policies, guidelines, norms and standards in vetting investigations to provide security administration support. Analyse, research and evaluate all vetting related information. 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. Conduct security awareness in the Province. Liaise regularly with State Security Agency (SSA), South African Police Service (SAPS), South African Secret Service (SASS), Defence, Department of Home Affairs and other critical stakeholders for advice and assistance and to obtain additional information. Administer vetting files and reports.

ENQUIRIES : Mr N Tuswa Tel No: (012) 312 9335
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered during office hours to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White Females Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 25 November 2022 at 16:00

NOTE : The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted). The requirements for appointment at SMS level include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the NSG. Prior to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. 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 Department of Public Service and Administration (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. Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.