Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong address and/or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of hand-delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of application.
Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at www.gov.za and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant) and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority.
Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment.
How to Apply For Correctional Services
The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not to fill any of these advertised posts. Applications:
For applications to be accepted, applications must be submitted on form Z83 (Public Service Application form), obtainable from any Public Service Department, and must be completed in full. Applications must be accompanied by a CV and certified copies of qualifications and ID NOT older than six months (6) months.
Where an advertisement states that a valid Driver’s Licence is required, then please submit a certified copy of your license. Please send a separate and complete application for each post you apply for, stating the correct reference for each position you are interested in.
Faxed applications will not be accepted Candidates must comply with the minimum appointment requirements CVs should be aligned to reflect one’s degree of compliance with the above-mentioned requirements and responsibilities. Applications must reach DCS before the closing date and time. It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to ensure that their application reaches DCS
Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification, and criminal records verification. Appointment to some of these posts will be provisional, pending the issue of security clearance. If you cannot get a security clearance, your appointment will be re-considered/possibly terminated. Fingerprints may be taken on the day of interviews.
NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 APPLICATION FORM WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS OF 01 JANUARY 2021
Indicate the reference number, regional office, Management Area, and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and post your complete application to the relevant addresses as indicated below: Gauteng Region: Postal Address: Head Recruitment, Private Bag X393, Pretoria, 0001. Physical Address: 1077 Forum East Building, Arcadia Street, Hatfield. Contact person: Mr SS Masango / Ms. Annah Feni / Ms. Pinky Makwarela at 012 420 0179/73
Before you apply:
All costs associated with an application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of Correctional Services is an equal opportunity employer. The Department will take into consideration the objectives of Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in the filling of these vacancies. We intend to promote representativity in respect of race, gender, and disability through the filling of these positions.
In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate race, gender, and disability status on the application form/CV. Applicants who have retired from the Public Service with a specific determination that they cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be considered. Please take note that correspondence will only be conducted with the shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application is unsuccessful.