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Security Officers x17 for candidates with Grade C PSIRA at University of Johannesburg

Security Officer (P17) (Operations Division: Protection Services Department) (X17 Posts) Advert reference: uj_001237 Closing: 13 October 2023

Position Summary Industry: Education & Training Job category: Education and Training Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Contract: Permanent Remuneration: Market Related EE position: EE Level: Skilled

Introduction The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description Job Description: This position is responsible for professional security protection, safeguarding, safety, and security of assets, property, staff, students and all visitors, within the immediate vicinity of the University. Responsibilities Security Services

  • Protect the property of UJ, staff, students and visitors through physical patrolling of the premises and access control.

  • Ensure that students, staff and visitors adhere to security policies

  • Ensure that physical security infrastructure (e.g. gates, street lights, burglar proofing) are in proper working condition and report any defects.

  • Patrol University premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates are closed.

  • Identify, report and act timeously on emergency incidents as instructed by the control room/duty room.

  • Secure crime scenes according to training until supervisors arrive.

  • Ensure that the necessary documents are completed with regards to a specific incident.

  • Take down and give an accurate statement of situations both verbally and in writing.

  • Monitor and operate Security Systems when required

  • Undertake preliminary investigations into reports of offences as required

  • Provide escort duties for staff at night.

  • Attend and pro-actively deal with any security-related incident, as directed by the control room operator, supervisor, or other member of protection services management team.

  • Record all incidents in the appropriate format and write concise and accurate incident reports as necessary.

  • Look for abandoned bags during shift change and hand them to safe keeping.

  • Conduct searches as required.

  • Control the safeguarding and issuing of keys.

  • Upkeep an admin system regarding lost and found.

  • Enforce and comply with the University’s rule SOPs, rules, regulations and policies.

Access Control

  • Check all personnel access permits, visitor’s permits, vehicle permits.

  • Search bags, vehicles as per standard operating procedures in accordance with the risk rating.

  • Check material removal permits and verify content and authorisation signature.

  • Lock and secure gates and doors after hours.

Customer Services

  • Ensure a friendly, helpful, and effective protection service is provided to all staff, students and visitors.

  • Carry out duties, e.g. in connection with events days, open days; public, visitor or staff demonstrations and attend and assist at any emergency incident as directed by senior personnel. Present a professional image to clients through appearance and conduct.

Health and Safety

  • Assist in emergency situations such as fire or medical-related incidents by acting as the first line of response.

  • Operate security-related and personal protective equipment following departmental procedures, ensuring the equipment is clean and stored correctly, reporting any faults to senior personnel

Professional Development

  • Undertake staff training as required; and receive guidance and instruction from the senior personnel when necessary.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12 / Matric / NQF4 equivalent qualification

  • Valid Grade C PSIRA registration

  • Computer Literary (Basic Microsoft Packages)

  • Clearance record from South African Police Services.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in security services

  • A level of medical, psychological, and physical fitness commensurate with the inherent requirements of the position

Working conditions:

  • Shift work in line with the operational requirements of the University (i.e. 24/7/365), including but not limited to straight day, or night shifts, alternating shifts, etc.

  • Travel or work between different sites may be required

  • Required to wear a uniform and work in all weather conditions


  • Preference will be given to applicants with security/risk management qualifications NQF5 or equivalent

  • Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of Impro Portal, Nimbus, and video management systems

  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in educational or corporate campus security environment

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a Professional drivers permit (PDP)

  • Preference will be given to applicants with higher PSIRA Grades or Accreditation (e.g. Grade A or B, Armed Reaction)

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a valid SAPS fire-arm competency certificate

  • Preference will be given to applicants with training/experience in firefighting and first aid

Enquiries: All enquiries relating to this advert must be directed to the HCM Department: Sarah Skhosana at Tel: (011) 559-4018 (HCM Business Partner)


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