Principal Communication Officer (Captain) - SAPS

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POST: Principal Communication Officer (Captain)

LOCATION: Communication Services, Provincial Office, Bellville & Kimberley

LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band C: R370 908 per annum

REFERENCES: DPCI/WC/234/2021 (1 Post)

Core Functions:

  • Managing of media activities, compilation and co-ordination of press releases, monitoring of media reports and analysis and coordinating of Provincial Media Liaison;
  • Develop standardised policies in support of corporate identity in the Directorate for Priority Investigation(DPCI);
  • To institutionalise a Corporate Identity for all DPCI buildings;
  • Monitor the use of the DPCIlogo;
  • Manage communication campaigns for theDPCI;
  • Provide a range of community outreach programmes aimed at promoting community awareness of and involvement in departmental programmes, activities andevents;
  • Provideexhibition services for the SAPS, national and provincial shows in other government departments and organizations on invitation;
  • Develop and maintain on-going relationships with key role-players in DPCIprogrammes;
  • Manage social responsibility programmes for theDPCI;
  • Supervise and exercise control over human, physical and financial resources allocated to the




  • Only the official application form (for salary level 1-12) which will be available at all SAPS Offices, Stations and may also be downloaded on the SAPS website will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to; failure to do so may result inthe rejection of the application
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form as wellas;
  • Certified copies (not older than six (6) months) of an applicant's ID document, valid motor vehicle driver's licence, all educational qualifications obtained together with academic records must be attached to each application.
  • Applicants will be subjected to fingerprint
  • Personswho retired from the Public Service by taking a severance package, early retirement or for medical reasons, as well as persons with previous convictions, are 
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service Act,
  • Applicantsappointed under the Police Service Act will be subjected to a medical assessment by a medical practitioner as determined by SAPS 
  • Itis the responsibility of the applicants to submit applications timeously between 07:30 and 16:00 to the correct postal/physical address as provided below and emailed applications will not be accepted (please note that in the event that an application is posted, it must be recieved at the indicated office before or on the closing date and time specified in the advertisement). Failure to which the applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for all applications is 11 June 2021 at 16:00. Late applications will not be accepted or
  • If anapplicant is short-listed, it can be expected of him/ her to undergo a personal interview and such candidates will be subjected to security 
  • Correspondence will be conducted with 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
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after advertisement thereof.
  • Candidates short-listed for appointment to certain identified posts will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the children's Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the National Register of Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to the post

Generic Requirements:

  • Applicant must display competency in the post-specific functions of the post;



  • Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and a relevant (to the post) three (3) year Degree/Diploma registered on the National Learner Record Database on at least a NQF 6level;
  • Be proficient in at least two (2) official languages, of which one (1) must be
  • Must be a South African
  • Must have no previous criminal/departmental convictions or criminal or departmental cases pending;
  • Be in possession of at least a valid light motor vehicle driver’slicence;
  • Must not have tattoos which will be visible when wearing summeruniform;
  • Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include securityscreening;
  • Relevant courses in the field of the post may be anadvantage;


Additional Requirements:

  • An applicable three year Diploma/ Degree registered on the National Learner Record Database on at least a NQF 6 level in Communication/ Journalism/ Media Practices/ Public Relations or other relevant fields of study and two (2) years relevant experience in the field of the post of which one (1) year should be on supervisory



How To Apply

  • Application forms may be posted, couriered or hand delivered to the followingaddresses:

Applications for DPCI: WESTERN CAPE can be posted to

Lt Col Mnqanqeni

Private Bag X9004



Courier/Hand delivered to:

4th Floor AJ West Street,

Old SARS Building



Applications for DPCI: NORTHERN CAPE can be posted to:

Lieutenant Colonel Bosman

PO Box 1142



Courier/Hand delivered to:

27 Stockdale Street, Old De-Beers Building (Cheapside)



Enquiries can be directed to:

Lieutenant Colonel Bosman and Captain Damons

Telephone number: (053) 836 7015 / 7006


Enquiries can be directed to:

Lieutenant Colonel Mnqangqeni and Captain Xhego

Telephone number: (021) 918 3486 / 3308


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