Apr 08, 2021

Deputy Director: Information Security

  • The Presidency
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

Directorate: Internal Security
SALARY : R733 257 per annum (Level 11)

A Senior Certificate plus Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security or an equivalent qualification on NQF level 7. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Information Security environment. Cryptographic certificated will be an added advantage. Competencies: Be professional, highly motivated, initiative and critical thinker who will be able to gather and analyse information skilfully; good interpersonal skills; have excellent organizational and planning skills; ability to read and analyse official documents; have good presentation, facilitation and training skills; have average understanding of information security and document management; be able to work independently as part of a team and under pressure; have project management knowledge and experience and confidentiality, integrity and trust. Knowledge management: Problem solving and analysis; good computer and capturing skills; knowledge of classification of information; have effective oral and written communication skills; knowledge of the National Strategic Intelligence Act 1994 (Act 39 of 1994); Protection of information Act 2000 (Act 84 of 2004); the National Vetting Strategy in the Public Service; Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) and Criminal Procedure Act 1997 (Act 51 of 1997); have good knowledge of policy analysis and development; and good office management skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the protection of information in The Presidency Managing of an information security operations room to ensure the protection of sensitive information during transmission. Conducting training sessions and workshops to ensure that staff members are well informed about classification of information. Ensuring Information Technology (IT) server room and store room are secured. To ensure the authentication of telecommunications (manage Vodacom and MTN towers and personal) report communication breaches at SSA serve as JPC secretariat.


The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability).

The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

Candidates will be subjected to a security clearance up to the

level of “Top Secret”.

APPLICATIONS : The Presidency, Private Bag x1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at Government
Avenue, Union Buildings, Pretoria.

Applications must be submitted on the improved Z83 form (Employment application form) which must be fully completed and compulsory to be signed and dated, accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, ID as well as a recent updated comprehensive CV with at least names of three (3) referees with current contact details in order to be considered.

Certification of all qualifications and ID document must not be older than six (6) months.

All qualifications will be verified.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and furnish this Department with an evaluation certificate from SAQA.

The mandatory requirements for appointment at Senior Management Service (SMS) level will be the completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG).

Applicants should therefore have proof that they have registered for the Pre-Entry Certificate, which can be accessed using the following link:

All shortlisted SMS 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, be required to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).

The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a pre-employment screening and a Top Secret security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment.

Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered.

In addition, the successful candidates will have to disclose their financial interests.

The successful candidates will be required to enter into employment contracts and a performance agreement.


R733 257 per annum

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