Immigration Officer (Port of Entry)

Reference number: HRMC 45/14/18

SALARY: R148 584 to R175 023 per annum (Level 6). In addition, a range of competitive benefits are offered.

CENTRE: Limpopo: Port of Entry: Stockport

REQUIREMENTS: Equity Requirements: Coloured, Indian, White Male / Female candidates are encouraged to apply
- A Grade 12 Certificate plus 1 year experience within an Immigration or Security environment is required
- A relevant 3 year Diploma / Degree will serve as an added advantage
- Knowledge of the SOP’s of the migration control, patrol and inspection activity in a Port of Entry
- Knowledge of the Immigration Act. Refugees Act, Criminal Prosecution Act, Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act as well as the South African Constitution
- Understanding of International treaties
- Computer Literacy
- Client innovation and service delivery improvement orientation, within the context of legal frameworks
- Sound problem solving, data collation, analysis, trend identification and report writing skills. Good written and verbal communication
- Proven business partnering and stakeholder engagement
- Patriotic
- Honesty and Integrity and interrogation skills
- Security oriented, Team player, Decisive
- Shift work and willingness to work irregular hours
- A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel
- Candidates should be prepared to relocate to other Ports of Entry should operational requirements necessitate
- Military experience will serve as an added advantage
- Preference will be given to candidates from the local area where the post is located.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks:
- Conduct clearance of travellers on arrival and departure
- Ensure that all travellers who contravene the validity of their permits are issued with prescribed administrative fines
- Issue cross border permits to all eligible travellers in accordance with the Immigration Act
- Issue emergency travel documents to all eligible RSA citizens in accordance with the SA Passport and Travel Documents Act
- Determine guarantees and deposits
- Deal with asylum seekers in terms of the Refugees Act
- Clear out conveyers after arrival and before departure
- Identify conveyers that contravene the Immigration Act on arrival, and issue penalties
- Detect signs and traces in conveyers to establish any migration violation and other illegal activities
- Detect signs and traces in travel documents to establish any migration violation and other illegal activities
- Ensure effective processing of inadmissible or undesirable persons on arrival who are refused to enter the Country
- Ensure effective processing of prohibited persons on departure who are refused to leave the Country
- Ensure effective processing of castaways, stowaways and deserters
- Facilitate the prosecution of persons travelling with falsified South African documents
- Ensure that persons working at the border lines are working legally in the Country
- Ensure visibility at the border line.

ENQUIRIES: Limpopo: Mr KH Makola, Tel No: (015) 287 2802 / (015) 287 2803 / (015) 287 2804 / (015) 287 2811 / (015) 287 2815 / (015) 287 2823

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct applications to: Limpopo: Postal Address: Private Bag X9517, Polokwane, 0699, Physical Address: 89 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0700

The Department of Home Affairs is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment / transfer / promotion will further the objective of representivity will receive preference.

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2014

NOTE: Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong address and / or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of hand-delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of application. Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant) and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful.

Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment. Candidates who possess a tertiary qualification, as well as those who promote representivity (especially People with Disability), are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

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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