Apr 26, 2018
Post 17/19 : Director: Area Commissioner Ref No: HO 2018/04/07 Salary : R965 250 all-inclusive package Centre: East London Management Area
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA in Public Administration or equivalent.  Years of experience at a middle/senior managerial level in a similar environment. Computer literacy. Valid driver’s licence. Required Knowledge: Understanding of the dynamics of the Justice Cluster, White Paper on Corrections in South Africa, White Paper on Remand Detainees. Understanding of Public Service Policy and related legislative framework (Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act, with emphasis on the Correctional Service Act 111 of 1998 as amended). Competencies: Strategic capability and leadership. Programme and project management, financial management, change management and diversity management. Knowledge management, service delivery innovation, problem solving and analysis, people management and empowerment, client orientation and customer focus, communication, honesty and integrity.
DUTIES : Oversee the effective functioning of Incarceration and Corrections, Parole Boards, Corporate Services, Development Programs, Care Services, Correctional Centres and Community Corrections within the Management Area. Oversee the administration of security systems/programmes including comprehensive risk assessments and programmes to ensure safety. Ensure the implementation and adherence to policies and procedures within the Management Area. Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders within the geographical location of the Management Area. Effective management of court appearances of remand detainees. Management of the operational risks within the management area. Management of human resource, finance and assets. Management of performance information. Promotion of social responsibility and human development of all offenders and parolees subjected to community corrections.
NOTE : Appointment under the Correctional Services Act.
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
APPLICATIONS : Indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and post your complete application to:
Department of Correctional Services, Post Advertisement Section, Private Bag X136, Pretoria, 0001 OR hand deliver at: 124 WF Nkomo Street, Poyntons Building, Cnr WF Nkomo and Sophie De Bruyn Street, Pretoria, 0001 (Previous: Cnr Church and Schubart Street).
NOTE : Before you apply: All costs associated with an application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of Correctional Services is an equal opportunity employer.
The Department will take into consideration the objectives of Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in filling of these vacancies.
It is our intention to promote representivity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of these positions. In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate race, gender and disability status on the application form/CV.
Applicants who have retired from the Public Service with a specific determination that they cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be considered.
Please take note that correspondence will only be conducted with the shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application is unsuccessful. Please do not call the department to enquire about the progress of your application.
Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification, and criminal records verification.
Appointment to some of these posts will be provisional, pending the issue of a security clearance. If you cannot get a security clearance, your appointment will be reconsidered/possibly terminated.
Finger prints may be taken on the day of interview.
The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not to fill any of these advertised posts.
Applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83 (Public Service Application form), obtainable from any Public Service Department, and must be completed in full.
Applications must be accompanied by a CV, copies of qualifications, identity document and valid driver’s licence.
All copies attached must be certified a true copy of the original and not older than three months.
Please send a separate and complete application for each post you apply for, stating the correct reference for each position you are interested in.
Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Candidates must comply with the minimum appointment requirements. CV’s should be aligned to reflect one’s degree of compliance with the advert requirements and responsibilities.
It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to ensure that their application reaches DCS.
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 DPSA directive on the implementation of competency based assessment).
The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool.
Department of Correctional Services
East London, South Africa