SAPS is looking for candidates to apply for the secretary position. The position is 5 years contract. The center of the post is Pretoria. The salary will be negotiated during the interview.


Bachelor’s degree in public administration, commerce, social science, law, or a related field (NQF 7) plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (NQF 8) and 8 – 10 years of senior management experience (at least five of which must be in the public sector).
It is a prerequisite for Senior Management Service (SMS) applicants to complete a pre-entry certificate. Extensive experience and knowledge in policy drafting, analysis, and implementation; constitutional law interpretation; policy formulation; understanding of government policies and initiatives in the crime-fighting environment, as well as the role of information, partnerships, and stakeholder management in government decisionmaking.
Within and beyond the justice and security cluster, a good awareness of the safety and crime prevention systems. Strategic capability, leadership, and management skills in leading and managing transformation, change, and diversity; Applied Strategic Planning and Facilitation; Financial Management and Budgeting, Problem-Solving, and Analytical skills; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management and Budgeting; Financial Management Strong stakeholder management, communication, and presentation abilities, as well as interpersonal and negotiating skills, especially multi-national negotiations, honesty, and integrity, are all essential.
The selected applicant will report directly to the Minister of Police for the execution of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service’s statutory responsibilities, operations, and achievement of agreed-upon output and objectives. According to Section 7, sub-paragraph 4, of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act, the Secretary must not be a member or former member of the Republic’s Police Service, as defined in Section 199(1) of the Constitution. They are thus ineligible for appointment and should not apply.


As established in Chapter 5 of the PFMA and Chapter 3 of the PSA, provide strategic leadership and general administration of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service. Ensure efficient civilian control of the South African Police Service, as well as monitoring and assessment. Oversee the assessment and development of police policies, as well as provide strategic policy advice and other assistance to the Minister of Police in order for effective policing to be directed. Ensure that the Minister of Police receives evidence-based research and evidence-led policy formulation on police, crime, and safety to influence policing policy and decision-making. Stakeholder interactions and public involvement on police and safety and security issues should be coordinated by the Minister. Oversee the process of reviewing and developing legislation, as well as the presenting of bills to Parliament. Provide advice to the Minister on any issue relating to effective policing, safety, and security. Oversee intergovernmental, civil society, and public-private partnerships management and facilitation. Assist with the implementation or compliance with international responsibilities as needed. Monitor and advise on the use of the police service’s budget to ensure conformity with the Minister’s policy directives and instructions. In conjunction with the Minister, provide supervision and leadership on the work of the National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (DNA Board) and the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI). Establish and maintain effective working ties with appropriate parliamentary committees. Meetings with provincial civilian oversight organizations are either led or attended by you. Resource management is the management of resources.


ENQUIRIES : Dipsy Wechoemang Tel No: 012 393 2500/0796936585
APPLICATIONS: Must be sent to or hand handed to the Reception at 217 Pretorius Street, Van Erkom Arcade building 7th floor, Pretoria. There will be no late applications allowed.


NOTE: All applications must be submitted on the new prescribed application form Z.83 of the Public Service Act (i.e. application for employment form), which can be obtained from any Public Service Department, any Public Service and Administration website, or the Secretariat for Police Service’s Recruitment Office. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interviews following communication from HR. The Z.83 form should be accompanied by a recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates), as well as copies of all qualifications, ID document, and license (these copies do not need to be certified). Your application will not be considered if you do not provide the relevant documents/information. If the applicant does not meet this condition, he or she will be rejected. Only the applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted. Please acknowledge that your application was unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within three months of the advertisement’s closing date. Please note that all candidates for Senior Management jobs must complete the National School of Government’s (NSG) SMS Pre-Entry Program and submit a certificate or evidence of completion. Candidates who have been shortlisted will go through a technical exercise that will test important technical aspects of the job. Following the interview process, the applicant (s) should take the DPSA-mandated generic SMS competence exam. The Department will convey the logistics of this. Candidates that make the short list will be submitted to a security clearance. The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service has the authority to refuse to fill the vacancy. Following our employment equality strategy, priority will be given to adolescents, individuals with disabilities, and women. The chosen applicants will be located in Pretoria and will travel to Cape Town on a regular basis for business.

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