The Sub-Section, Senior Appointments forms part
of the Division: Personnel Services: Head Office: Pretoria and
resorts under the component, Personnel Provision and Maintenance.
Prior to implementation of the National Instruction
on Promotions, 1/2004 recently, this sub-section was responsible for
advertisement and handling of applications for vacant promotional
posts advertised on Salary lever 11 and above. However, since 15
August 2004 this sub-section only tasked with advertisement and
handling of senior positions of Salary level 13, Director and above.
The Sub-Section comprises a personnel corps of nine
members and receives and registers on average 3 000 - 4 000
applications per advertisement.
National Instruction : 3/2000
This instructions was implemented and effective
since August 2000 and provides a broad spectrum of instructions
with regard to:
Where does we advertise and when?
Advertisements are quarterly placed nationally
in Sunday Media (Rapport, Sunday Times & City Press) and on an
ad-hoc basis if and when required.
Selection is normally done through means of
normal short listing. The Assessment Centre method is being
utilized and consists of individual and group exercises designed
to elicit behaviors found on the job of senior managers.
Candidates participate while being observed by specially trained
observer (panel members). The exercises are simulations of
police specific managerial task designed to assess managerial
competencies. They include both written material as well as
behavior simulations. See photo gallery for visual material in
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Approval of appointments:
Recommendations received from the various panels
were prepared and presented to the National panel for
consideration. All recommendations are subject to the
consideration and approval of the National Commissioner.
Appointments on salary level 13 and above are not effective
without the endorsement of the National Commissioner.
Successful candidates are normally provisionally
appointed in terms of the SMS regulations and required to
Confirmation of appointments:
is effective once suitability certificates from
the relevant Provincial and Divisional together with
certificates of acceptance are received and confirmed at Head
successful candidates are now provided with
Contact details of personnel:
Senior Superintendent Elize de Beer
Superintendent Elmarie Hudson
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