SAPS Public Act Vacancy OpportunityN Now Open

The SAPS offers careers in various fields. If you join the SAPS you can either become a police official or a civilian employee. Police officials are employed in terms of the South Afr/ican Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995). Civilian employees are employed in terms of t0he Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994).

SAPS Public Act Vacancy Opportunity

  • Senior Social Worker, Wellness Officer: (Warrant Officer)
  • Senior Social Worker (Warrant Officer)
  • Senior Psychologist / Registered Counsellor / Psychometrist: (Warrant Officer)
  • Senior Administrative Officer: Business and Information System Architecture Management (Captain)
  • Senior Administrative Officer – Firearm Systems (Captain)
  • Senior Admin Officer – IS/ICT Infrastructure Management (Captain)
  • Section Commander: Technology Development (Colonel)
  • Section Commander: Networks Operation Centre (Colonel)
  • Section Commander: Local Area Network (Colonel)
  • Section Commander: Business and IS Architecture Management (Colonel)
  • Section Commander: Bookkeeping and Cashflow Management (Colonel)
  • Section Commander, Internal Auditor (Colonel)
  • Principal Social Worker (Captain)
  • Internal Auditor (Warrant Officer)
  • Internal Auditor (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Internal Auditor (Captain)
  • Industrial Technician, Senior (Warrant Officer)
  • Industrial Technician, Control (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Chief Industrial Technician (Captain)
  • Assistant Director: National Operation Centre (NOC) (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Assistant Director: Local Area Networks (LAN) (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Assistant Director: DPCI Systems (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Artisan: Spray Painter (Constable)
  • Artisan: Radio Communication Infrastructure Management (Constable)
  • Artisan: Provincial Technology Management Services (Constable)
  • Artisan: Panel Beater (Constable) Apprentice (Mechanical)
  • Administrative Officer: Firearm Systems (Warrant Officer)
  • Administrative Officer: Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) & Emergency Response Systems (ERS) (Warrant Officer)
  • Admin Officer: Identification Systems (Warrant Officer)
  • Admin Officer: DPCI Systems (Warrant Officer)


  • Applicants must display competency in the core functions of the post;
  • Be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English;
  • Be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational);
  • Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification; Must have no criminal record or pending criminal/ departmental cases;
  • Computer literacy, interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills;
  • Be in possession of at least a valid light vehicle driver’s license.
  • The post requirements are applicable as specified in addition to the generic minimum requirements as specified in the specific post.


Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website and at SAPS recruitment offices) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted.

All instructions on the application form must be adhered to.

Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.

  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Copies do not have to be certified and original documentation must be produced during the selection process as requested.
  • Uncertified copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications obtained, proof Academic Records of qualification/s from recognised institution/s (SAQA accredited), service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation, proof of relevant experience in the field of the post and motor vehicle driver’s license, must be attached to the application.
  • Qualifications and driver’s licences submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions. The South African Police Service will conduct reference checks.
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 as applicable to the post environment.
  • Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act, 1995 will be subjected to a medical assessment by a medical practitioner as determined by SAPS prescripts.
  • Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act, 1995 will be expected to undergo a lateral entry training programme at a SAPS training institution, where applicable.
  • Applications must be submitted timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • The closing date for applications is 2022-09-23 at 15:30
  • If a candidate is short-listed, it will be expected of him / her to undergo a personal interview as well as a practical assessment.



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