Senior Security Officer

Reference Number: Bul G19/2014: P6
Component: Department of Health

Core Title: Management and General Support Personnel

Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

Service benefits:
- 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum education qualification:
- General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)/Grade 9 (Std 7).

Registration with a professional council:
- Registration with PSIRA at the level of Grade B.

- Appropriate experience as a Security Supervisor.
- Appropriate Security Control Room operator experience.
- Appropriate CCTV surveillance systems operator experience.

Inherent requirements of the job:
- Valid (Code B/EB) or higher driver’s licence.
- Physically fit.
- Willingness to work shifts as set out and be available on a 24-hour basis.
- Be prepared to rotate and be allocated to various buildings of the Hospital.
- Be prepared to undergo a NIA security clearance.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):
- Able to communicate both in writing and verbally in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
- Knowledge of relevant prescripts, regulations and procedures.
- Ability to write reports.
- Computer literacy (Windows and Word).
- CCTV surveillance and control room practice.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):
- Supervise security control room and general shift.
- Office administration: Compile rosters, administer leave, performance monitoring, allocate duties, discipline of subordinates.
- Ensure Access/Egress control are exercised efficiently.
- Ensure the effective patrolling of the buildings parking areas and the perimeter.
- Contract compliance monitoring of the Private Security in terms of the SLA.
- Investigate complaints with regards to thefts, undermining activities, unauthorised entries.
- Liaise with SAPS.

N.B: Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered.

Note: This post was also advertised in the People's Post 13/5/2014, Vukani 15/5/2014
Salary: R 123 738 per annum
Salary Level: Level 5

Closing Date: 6 June 2014

Ms NP Msuthwana
Tel: 021 404-6430

Click here to apply

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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