VACANCY IN THE DIRECTORATE FOR PRIORITY CRIME INVESTIGATION (DPCI)
National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) in
terms of Chapter 6A of the South African Police Act, 1995 (Act 68 0f 1995)
●Ref: National Head: DPCI
 ●Level:15
 ●Centre: Pretoria
Appointing Authority:
The Minister of Police, with the concurrence of Cabinet, must appoint the
National Head of the DPCI and report to Parliament on the appointment. The National Head is
accountable to the Minister of Police.
Period of Appointment:
A non-renewable fixed term of not less than seven (7) years and not
exceeding ten (10) years.
Conditions:
The successful candidate will be required to –
(i) sign a non-renewable contract of
not less than seven years and not exceeding 10 years; (ii) enter into a performance agreement with
the Minister of Police; and (iii) undergo a security screening investigation or be in possession of a
valid security clearance.
Remuneration:
The remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of service and
service benefits shall be determined by the Minister of Police with the concurrence of the Minister
of Finance, by notice in the Gazette. The Minister of Police must submit the remuneration scale to
Parliament for approval.
Requirements:
  ●Applicants  must  be  South  African  citizens  and  be  fit  and  proper  persons
with relevant experience, conscientiousness and integrity to be entrusted with the statutory
responsibilities of the position. Section 17E of the South African Police Service Act, 1995, requires
that the successful candidate shall be subjected to a security screening investigation in terms of
and in accordance with Section 2A of the National Strategic Intelligence Act, 1994 (Act 39 of 1994).
The successful candidate must hold a recognised degree or equivalent qualification in Policing
with a track record of at least seven years management experience and proven leadership skills.
The applicant must also have:
 ●Sound knowledge of the functioning of the South African Police
Service  and  relevant  agencies  ●Sound  knowledge  of  the  principles  of  corporate  governance
●Strategic  capability,  leadership  and  people  management  skills  ●Sound  financial  skills  with
knowledge of the PFMA, coupled with good analytical and communication skills. The applicant must
be able to conduct him/herself with honesty and integrity and act without fear, favour or prejudice.
The successful candidate will be accountable to the Minister of Police.
Duties: The National Head of the DPCI must –
 ●The National Head of the DPCI must ●Ensure
that the DPCI performs its functions as provided for in Section 17D of the South African Police
Service Act, 1995 ●Determine the fixed establishment of the DPCI and appoint the staff of the
DPCI ●Manage and control all members of the DPCI in accordance with the provisions of the
Constitution  of  the  Republic  and  any  other  applicable  legislation  ●Prepare  and  provide  the
National Commissioner with the necessary estimate of revenue and expenditure of the DPCI for
incorporation in the estimate revenue and expenditure of the South African Police Service ●Control
monies appropriated by Parliament in respect of the expenses of the DPCI ●Make presentations to
Parliament on the budget of the DPCI ●Lead and provide strategic direction to the DPCI at national
and  provincial  levels  ●In  consultation  and  engagement  with  the  Minister,  appoint  the  Deputy
National Head and Provincial Heads of the DPCI ●Develop and maintain sound relationships with
relevant Government departments or institutions to assist the DPCI to achieve its objectives.
CLOSING DATE: 10 JULY 2015
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