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Jobs: Department of Correctional Services Oct 2015

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, 1999 (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.

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 interviews.

The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not to fill any of these advertised posts.

Closing date: 30 October 2015 @15:45

Applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83 (Pulbic Service application form), obtainable from any Public Service Department, and must be completed in full. Applications must be accompanied by a CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID not older than 3 months. Where an advertisement states that a valid driver's licence is required, then please submit a certified copy of your licence. 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 above-mentioned requirements and responsibilties. Applications must reach DCS before the closing date and time. It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to ensure that their application reaches DCS before the stipulated closing date and time.

NB: Indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and post your complete application to the address as indicated below:

National Head Office
Postal address: Post advertisement, Department of Correctional Services, Private Bag X136, Pretoria, 0001.
Contact persons: Ms C Moerane 012 305 8589, Ms LM Motaung 012 307 2505, Mrs MT Lekota
Physical address: 124 WR Nkomo Street, Poyntons Building, Cnr WF Nkomo and Sophie de Bruyn Street, Pretoria, 0001 (previous cnr Church and Schubart Street)

NB: Applications for these posts must please be forwarded to Department of Correctional Services National Head Office as indicated above.

Appointments under the Correctional Services Act

Deputy Commissioner: Area Commissioner Gauteng Region: Kgosi Mampuru Management Area

Reference: DCS/09/01

Salary: R1 061 271 all-inclusive package

Requirements: Recognised Degree/National Diploma or equivalent qualification. 6 - 10 year senior management experience. Valid driver's licence. Computer literate.

Competencies and attributes: Strategic capability and leadership. Communication skills, Policy development, Project and programme management, Transformation management, Change management, Problem solving and Analysis, decision making, Integrity and honesty, Good work ethics, Confidentiality, Client orientation and Customer focus, interpersonal relations, Time management, Understanding of Public Service Policy and legislative framework, Service delivery, Integrity and honesty, People management and empowerment.

Responsibilties: Management of corrections and security by providing operational and staff support at the correctional centres. Management of development and care, ensuring effective medical care, hygienic standards, social work services, psychological services, education and training, spiritual care, agriculture and production workshop. Management of community corrections ensuring effective monitoring services, programs and community liaison. Ensure adherence to policies of the DCS within the management area. Develop an operational framework that allows for the monitoring, evaluation and addressing of the quality of services provided by internal and external providers to offenders. Promote community awareness and involvement in correctional matters by most affected communities. Manage human resources, finance and assets.

Director: Area Coordinator Corporate Services: Johannesburg Management Area

Reference: DCS/09/02

Salary: R879 738 all-inclusive package

Requirements: Recognised three (3) year Degree/National Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification with 6 - 10 years' experience in comparable middle management environment. Computer literacy. A valid driver's licence.

Competencies and attributes: Strategic capability and leadership, Change management, Project and programme management, Policy development, Transformation management, Client orientation and Customer focus, Communication, Problem solving and analysis, Decision making, Service delivery innovation, Conflict management, Integrity and honesty, Confidentiality, People management and empowerment, Good interpersonal relations, Assertiveness, Ability to network, Diplomacy and tactful, Resilient, Influence and impact, Understanding of Public Service Policy and legislative framework.

Responsibilties: Effective coordination of human resources policies and procedures on the management area level. Facilitate compliance with relevant and applicable legislation. Ensure continuous collaboration and partnership with leadership team within the management area. Maintain sound union / management relations. Monitor industrial relations and provide appropriate advice to line and operations management to promote sound relations environment. Coordinate and monitor implementation of the integrated employee health and wellness programme and manage workforce representation in line with the employment equity plan and accelerate the empowerment of women and people with disabilities to achieve substantive equality. Manage human resources, finance and assets.

Director: Area Commissioner: Amathole Eastern Cape

Reference: DCS/09/03

Salary: R879 738 all-inclusive package

Requirements: Recognised Degree/National Diploma or equivalent qualification. 6 - 10 year middle management experience. Computer literate.

Competencies and attributes: Strategic capability and leadership, Communication skills, Policy development, Project and programme management, Transformation management, Change management, Problem solving and analysis, Decision making, Integrity and honesty, Good work ethics, Confidentiality, Client orientation and Customer focus, Interpersonal relations, Time management, Understanding of Public Service Policy and legislative framework, Service delivery, People management and empowerment.

Responsibilties: Management of corrections and security by providing operational and staff supoort at the correctional centres. Management of development and care, ensuring effective medical care, hygienic standards, social work services, psychological services, education and training, spiritual care, agriculture and production workshop. Management of community corrections ensuring effective monitoring services, programs and community liaison. Ensure adherence to policies of the DCS within the management area. Develop an operational framework that allows for the monitoring, evaluation and addressing of the quality of services provide by internal and external providers to offenders. Promote community awareness and involvement in correctional matters by most affected communities. Manage human resources, finance and assets.

Director: Regional Head: Human Resources Regional Commissioner: Eastern Cape

Reference: DCS/09/04

Salary: R879 738 all-inclusive package

Requirements: Recognised Degree/National Diploma in n Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification. 6 - 10 years middle management experience in corporate services or similar environment. Computer literate. Valid driver's licence.

Competencies and attributes: Strategic capability and leadership, Communication skills (verbal and written), Financial management, Transformation management, Policy development, Project and programme management, Change management, Facilitation, Change management, Problem solving and decision making, Time management, Understanding of Public Service Policy and legislative framework, Service delivery and innovation, Client orientation and Customer focus, Honesty and integrity, Coaching and mentoring, Good work ethics, Confidentiality, Interpersonal relations, People management and empowerment, Ability to work long hours, Diplomacy and tactful, Influence and impact, Accountability, Willingness to travel.

Responsibilties: Ensure human resource development in the region. Manage the employment equity in the region. Manage and facilitate the strategic planning in the region. Manage employee relations and personnel discipline in the region. Manage the employee health and welness and the Occupational health and safety in the region. Oversee the management of litigation cases in the region. Management of human resources, finances and assets.