The Office of the Public Service Commission is an equal opportunity, representative
employer. It is the intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in
the Public Service through the filling of positions. Candidates whose
appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representativeness will therefore receive
preference. Persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply. An indication
of representativeness profile by applicants will expedite the processing of applications.
APPLICATIONS : Forward your application, stating the relevant reference number
to: The Director-General, Office of the Public Service
Commission, Private Bag X121, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver at
Commission House, Office Park Block B, 536 Francis Baard
Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, for attention Mr M Mabuza or you can
email your application to
CLOSING DATE : 26 March 2021, 15h30.
NOTES : Applications must be submitted on Form Z.83 obtainable from
any Public Service department and should be accompanied by
a recent updated comprehensive CV, certified copies of
qualifications, Identity Document and driver’s license. Should
you be in possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be
accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African
Qualification Authority (SAQA). The successful candidate will be
required to obtain a top secret clearance issued by the State
Security Agency. The OPSC will verify the qualifications and
conduct reference checking on short-listed candidates.
Candidates will be subjected to Competency Assessment to
determine their suitability for the post. Correspondence will be
limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this
advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. Please take note that late applications will not be
accepted. All shortlisted candidates for SMS post will be
subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant
technical elements of the job, logistics of which will be
communicated by the office of the Public Service Commission.
Following the interview and technical exercise, the Selection
Committee will recommend a candidate to attend a generic
managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the
DPSA Directives on the competency based assessments). The
competency will be testing generic managerial competencies
using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.
A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of
Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applications.
Applicants are advised that the old Z83 which was valid until
31 December 2020 will not be accepted. Should an
individual wish to apply for a post, he/she will be required
to submit the new application for employment (Z83) form
which became effective on 1 January 2021 and can be
downloaded at From 1
January 2021 should an application be received using
incorrect applications for employment (Z83) form, it will not
be considered.
REF NO: D: PAI/02/2021
SALARY : All-inclusive remuneration package of R1 057 326 per annum.
The package includes a basic salary (70% of package), State’s
contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund (13%
of basic salary) and a flexible portion of 30% that may be
structured in terms of applicable rules. The successful candidate
will be required to enter into a performance agreement within
three months after assumption of duty.
REQUIREMENTS : The Public Service Commission requires the services of a
technically experienced person to support it to fulfill its
constitutional mandate and for this purpose she/he should have
● An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree (new NQF level
7) in Law/Auditing/ Forensic Investigations/Public Administration
field ● Extensive experience in the application of the regulatory
framework for Human Resource, Supply Chain Management
and Financial Management in the Public Service ● Five (5)
years’ experience in conducting investigations and research ●
Five (5) years at a middle/ senior managerial level ● Knowledge
of the following legislations and prescripts: The Constitution of
the Republic of South Africa, the Public Service Act, the Public
Service Regulations, the Public Service Commission Act, the
Promotion of Access to information Act, Promotion of
Administrative Justice Act, Public Finance Management Act, The
Public Administration Management Act, National Treasury
regulations and Supply Chain Management prescripts ●
Appropriate experience in project management and financial
management skills ● Strategic understanding and knowledge of
the application of the Constitutional Values and Principles
(CVPs) as contained in Section 195 ● An understanding of how
current public administration management and operational
processes comply, or do not comply, with the CVPs ● A
Certificate for entry into the SMS ● Exceptional written,
communication skills and report writing skills ● Analytical
thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills ● Strategic
leadership skills ● Well-developed research skills ● Negotiation
and interpersonal skills ● Solid experience in the Microsoft Office
Suite ● A Valid driver’s license (with exception of disabled
DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: Manage, lead and provide effective
support in the area of public administration investigations ●
Conduct investigations into complaints emanating from the PSC
(proactively), Executing Authorities, Public Servants and
anonymous complaints/ whistle –blowers, e.g National AntiCorruption Hotline ● Draft investigations reports containing
findings/ recommendations/directions/advice ( best practice
sound public administration) ● Manage the project on completed
disciplinary proceedings on financial misconduct and ensure that
an accurate database is maintained on financial misconduct
cases reported by all national and provincial departments ●
Conduct and manage the evaluation and the promotion of the
Constitutional Values and Principles as per section 195 of the
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 ● Monitor and
report on the implementation of the PSC recommendations and
directions (quarterly and bi-annually) and produce section 196
report inputs ● Provide strategic support to the Office and
Commission in the execution of the mandate of the PSC ●
Strategically plan and oversee the work of the Directorate ●
Provide advice to stakeholders on best practice in the public
administration ● Manage staff and the financial resource of the
Directorate .
TEL: : (012) 352 1139