Apply for Secretary for Police Service (Director General) Role – Civilian Secretariat for Police Service


Position: Secretary for Police Service (Director General) Reference Number: CSP/14/2023 Contract: Five Years (Re-advertisement of Ref No: CSP/05/2022; Previous applicants may reapply) Salary: R2,158,533 per annum (Comprehensive Package) Location: Pretoria

Unlock an Exciting Opportunity in Police Service Leadership

Are you ready to take on a crucial role at the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service? We are searching for a dynamic Secretary for Police Service (Director General) to provide strategic leadership and effective management. This role plays a pivotal part in the oversight, policy development, and collaboration within the police service.

Key Requirements for Success:Secretary for Police Service

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Commerce, Social Science, or Law (NQF 7) with a postgraduate qualification (NQF 8) or equivalent.
  • 8-10 years of Senior Management experience, including at least five years at the SMS level in the Public Service.
  • Mandatory completion of pre-entry certificate for Senior Management Service (SMS).
  • Strong grasp of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act.
  • Expertise in policy drafting, partnership strategies, and policy implementation.
  • Sound knowledge of constitutional law, including the Police Service Act.
  • Familiarity with government policies, crime-fighting initiatives, and stakeholder management.
  • In-depth understanding of safety, crime prevention structures, and justice and security clusters.
  • Proficiency in PFMA and Public Service Regulatory Framework.
  • Exceptional strategic, leadership, and management skills.
  • Financial acumen and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent stakeholder management, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Integrity and honesty in all dealings.

Your Role in the Civilian Secretariat:

  • Lead strategic management and effective administration of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act.
  • Ensure efficient budget management in compliance with Public Finance Management Act.
  • Drive civilian oversight and monitor the South African Police Service’s performance.
  • Shape and advise on policing policies, providing evidence-based research to the Minister of Police.
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagements and public participation in policing and safety matters.
  • Lead legislation review, development, and presentation to Parliament.
  • Implement government-wide crime and violence prevention programs.
  • Advise the Minister on effective policing, safety, and security matters.
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations across sectors.
  • Ensure compliance with international obligations.
  • Oversee budget utilization within police service guidelines.
  • Manage resources and facilitate inter-governmental partnerships.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to apply using the new Z83 form, effective from January 1, 2021. Ensure you reference the vacancy number (CSP/14/2023) and submit your application by September 1, 2023. Applications can be emailed to or mailed/couriered to:

Private Bag X922, Pretoria, 0001 Or hand-delivered to: 258 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretorius Street, Fedsure Building 2nd floor, Pretoria at the Reception Desk.

Don’t miss this chance to contribute to effective policing and security in South Africa. Join us in shaping the future of law enforcement.

For inquiries, contact Dipsy Wechoemang at (012) 493 1400 or 079 6936 585


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