POST: Section Head: Cold Case Investigation Unit (at the level of Brigadier –
Salary Level 13)
LOCATION: Head Office, Pretoria
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band A (SMS), All-inclusive flexible
remuneration package of R1 076 370
REFERENCES: Post No 21/02/3183
The post requires skills in: strategic capability, analytical ability, and
leadership, programme and project management, financial management,
change management, service delivery innovation, problem solving and
analysis, people management and empowerment, client orientation, audit
and assurance, audit and risk management experience, stake holder
relations and customer focus. Applicants must have knowledge of systems,
processes, procedures, policies and legislation relevant to the field of the
post, such as the Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS), Public
Service Act, South African Police Service Act, as well as Public Finance
Management Act, Treasury Regulations, Police / Public Service Regulations,
Risk Management Framework in the Public Sector and other relevant
legislation. Applicants must also be computer literate (Microsoft Word /
Power Point / Excel).
• Have at least a three (3) year Degree or Diploma (accredited by SAQA
on NQF level 6 or higher) in Policing/Law/Criminology/Police Science/
Forensic Investigation or other relevant field of study. A successfully
completed Commercial Crime Forensic Learning Programme or a
Detective Course or Detective Learning Programme or Resolving of
Crime (ROC) or Detective Commander’s Course or Detective
Commander Learning Programme (DCLP) as well as relevant training
and development in a Middle Management Learning Programme,
Leadership and Management Training Programme, and/or Programme
and Project Management, and knowledge, training and proficiency of
the Efficiency Index (Performance Chart), CRIM, CAS and Circulation
Systems may be an advantage;
• Have a minimum of three years’ appropriate managerial experience in
the field of the post;
• Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must
• Have a valid motor vehicle drivers’ license; and
• Will be required to undergo a security vetting process to the level of
Top Secret and obtain a security clearance of Top Secret within six
months after appointment (if not already in possession of such a valid
*Ensure an effective and efficient investigation service at National Level
according to the allocated mandate,
*Investigate cases referred to the Cold Case Section by the Minister of Police,
National Commissioner and/or Deputy National Commissioner through the
*Identify and analyse cold cases,
*Render a compliance monitoring and evaluation function as National
Coordinator of Cold Cases investigated in the province,
*Manage Investigative Support for the Section,
*Manage and utilise all resources allocated to the immediate post environment
in accordance with relevant directives and legislation.
Application forms will be available from SAPS Head Office, Wachthuis Building,
Thibault Arcade, 225 Pretorius Street, PRETORIA, 2nd floor, room T208.
Application forms will also be available at the Provincial Offices, Human
Resource Management and on the SAPS Website: https://www.saps.gov.za.
The application form that must be used is circulated together with the
advertisement and it may be requested via only one of the following e-mail
Application forms may be delivered by hand to the SAPS Head Office,
Subsection: SMS Appointment Administration: Wachthuis Building, Thibault
Arcade, 225 Pretorius Street, PRETORIA, 2nd floor, room T208 (between
07:30 and 16:00), or may be posted to (please note that in the event that an
application is posted, it must be reached at the indicated office before or on
the closing date and time specified in the advertisement i.e. 22 February 2021
The South African Police Service
Subsection: SMS Appointment Administration
Private Bag X986
The onus is on the candidate to obtain a reference number as proof of
registration of the application. It is furthermore the responsibility of the
applicant to ensure that the application has been received at the Subsection:
SMS Appointment Administration, Head Office on or before the closing date
and time of the advertisement. Late applications will not be accepted or
Enquiries can be directed to ANY of the personnel at SMS Appointment
Administration: Head Office including Lieutenant Colonel Horst or Lieutenant
Colonel van Rensburg at telephone number: 012 393-4463 / 1014 / 1078 /
4320 / 2484 / 2773 / 2436.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
• The closing date for applications is: 22 February 2021 at 16:00:
• Only the official application form as mentioned in paragraph 5 supra will
be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered
to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application. Each
page of the application form must be signed by the applicant.
• The post particulars and number of the post must be correctly specified
on the application form.
• A separate original application form and CV must be submitted for each
post applied for. Copies will not be accepted.
• The CV must contain full particulars of:
o all boards on which an applicant serves;
o current employment and other business interests;
o career promotions, appointments, career developments, career history,
o current studies and qualifications.
• An applicant must also attach to every application originally certified
copies of all of the following documents:
o ID document;
o valid motor vehicle driver’s licence; and
o Degree/Diploma certificates of all educational qualifications obtained
(academic records and/or statements of results only do not suffice).
• 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)]. A candidate 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. If it appears after an
applicant’s appointment that his or her name appears in either of the
indicated registers, his or her appointment may be re-considered.
• Candidates 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
• 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.
• Unless otherwise indicated, the successful candidate will be required to
undergo a security vetting process to the level of Top Secret and obtain
a security clearance of Top Secret within six months after appointment
(if not already in possession of such a valid security clearance).
• Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of
• Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only.
• Shortlisted candidates will have to submit one (1) set of fingerprints to
the secretary of the selection committee.
• All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an assessment centre
process, in compliance with DPSA 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
• 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,
The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after
the advertisement thereof.
Although the posts are advertised, the National Commissioner may
withdraw any post from the advertisement, re-advertise such 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 South African Police
The appointment of the successful applicant will come into effect on the
first day of the month following the date on which the National
Commissioner approved the appointment/date of assumption of duty.