POST: Section Head: Cybercrime Investigation (Brigadier)
LOCATION: Priority Crime Specialised Investigation, Head Office, Pretoria
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band A (SMS) = An all-inclusive flexible remuneration
package of R 1 092 516 per annum is applicable
REFERENCES: DPCI/SMS/HO/31/2022 (1 post) (Re-advertisement)
Applicants must be fluent in at least 2 official languages, of which one must be English;
Must be a South African citizen;
Applicants must have a valid motor vehicle drivers’ licence;
Applicants must have specific working knowledge of the Directorate for Priority Crime
Investigation (DPCI) mandate and functions (SA Police Service Act 68 of 1995);
An applicable higher qualification/post graduate qualification related to the post. Relevant
training and development in an Executive Development Programme, Leadership and
Management Training, and/or Programme and Project Management may be an added
The successful candidate will be required to obtain a security clearance to the level of Top
Secret before approval of appointment (if not already in possession of such a valid security
Have a three (3) year Diploma or Degree (accredited by SAQA on NQF level 6 or higher).
Preference may be given to applicants who are in possession of a qualification in Information
Communication Technology/ Computer Science/ Forensic Investigation or other related
fields of study;
Have a minimum of three (3) years’ appropriate managerial experience in the field of the
Applicants with specific working knowledge of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
(DPCI) mandate and functions (SA Police Service Act 68 of 1995), operational application
of common law and relevant legislation in particular the Cybercrimes Act (No. 19 of 2020)
may receive preference,
The Section Head: Cybercrime Investigation is directly accountable to the Component Head:
Ensure the successful investigation of serious cyber related crime support case files;
Ensure and manage of analysis of cybercrime information pertaining to digital forensic
investigations, social media and open source investigations, online investigations, and
unauthorised access and intrusion investigations. Ensure compliance to the prescripts of the
Cybercrimes Act 2020, Act no.19 of 2020;
Comply with DPCI policies and standards relating to the environment (including international
Establish and maintain working relationship with internal and external role players;
Represent the Component Head: PCSI at various forums as directed; Ensure compliance
with information security standards as prescribed by the Minimum Information Security
Standards and relevant legislation;
Manage and utilise all resources (human, physical and financial) allocated to the immediate
post environment in accordance with relevant directives and legislation.
The closing date for applications is 2022-08-26 at 16:00.
Take note of the following instructions:
Only the official application form (applicable to SMS posts) circulated with this
advertisement will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be
adhered to. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of the application form.
Each page, of the application form, must be signed/initialled by the applicant and
the application form must signed by the applicant on the last page.
The post particulars (post title and reference number) must be correctly
specified on the application form.
A separate application form and curriculum vitae (CV) must be submitted for
each post you apply for.
The CV must contain full particulars of:
all boards on which an applicant serves;
current employment and other business interests;
career promotions, appointments, career developments, career history, and
completed as well as current studies and qualifications.
An applicant must also attach to every application copies (which need not to
be certified) of the following:
valid motor vehicle driver’s license;
Degree/Diploma Certificates (study/academic records of qualifications alone do not
suffice) of all educational qualifications; and
Study/academic records should also be attached in order to verify modules/subjects
Applicants must declare all interests or involvement in a public – or private board or
council or any other private entity of which such interest may create a conflict of interest.
Successful candidates for appointment, will be vetted in terms of Chapter 7, Part
2 of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005) or the National Sex Offenders
Register [section 42 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters)
Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007)]. An applicant whose particulars
appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child
Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.
Applicants are expected to disclose if he/she is a respondent in an interim or final
protection order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No 116 of 1998)
or Protection from Harassment Act, 2011 (Act No 17 of 2011), and may be
disqualified from appointment to that post.
The final selected candidate must disclose any financial interest, in the
prescribed format, as provided for in the SAPS Employment Regulations, 2018,
for newly appointed SMS candidates or proof of the electronic submission for the
previous disclosure period.
Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995).
Correspondence will be conducted with shortlisted applicants only whom shall
be required to provide certified documents as well as original application form in
case of electronic submission.
Shortlisted candidates will have to submit two sets of fingerprints to the secretary
of the selection committee.
All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an assessment centre process, in
compliance with the Department: Public Service and Administration directives,
which will be used to test the relevant technical elements of the job and the
generic managerial competencies, the logistics of which will be communicated
by the department.
The successful candidate will have to conclude a contract of employment, enter
into a performance agreement and disclose all financial interests in terms of the
South African Police Service Employment Regulations, 2018, and the Public
Service Regulations, 2016.
The appointee’s academic qualification will be submitted to SAQA for verification,
if not verified already and it is the responsibility of the applicants to get their
foreign qualifications verified by SAQA at own cost.
Through the filling of the above-mentioned posts, an applicant whose appointment will promote
representivity may receive preference.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is under no obligation to fill a post after the
Although the post is advertised, the National Head: DPCI may withdraw any post from
advertisement, re-advertise the post or fill the post by transferring a person at the same level
where this is deemed to be in the interest of service delivery.
In accordance with National Instruction 9 of 2016, as well as Regulation 24 of the SAPS General
Regulations, expenses with regard to travel and accommodation of candidates may be paid by
the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation.
The appointment of the successful applicant will come into effect on the first day of the month
following the date on which the National Head: DPCI approved the appointment.
Application forms may be hand delivered to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at 1
Cresswell Road, Promat Building, Silverton (between 07:30 and 16:00), or may be couriered
to (please note that in the event that an application is couriered, it must be received at the
indicated office before or on the closing date and time specified in this advertisement):
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation
Section Commander: Personnel Management
Private Bag X1500
Applications must be couriered/hand delivered timeously. Late applications will not
be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the
application(s) has been received at the indicated office on or before the closing
date and time of the advertisement i.e. 2022-08-26 at 16:00
Enquiries can be directed to Captain BK Mhlahlo and Warrant Officer Barkhuizen at telephone
number: (012) 846 4067.
The content of this circular must be brought to the attention of all personnel.