Security Officer: (X13 POSTS) - SASTARJOB.CO.ZA    

Security Officer: (X13 POSTS)



Full job description

Advert reference: uj_001458

Advert status: Online

Apply by: 19 April 2024

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


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:

Security Officers are the first point of contact for all persons visiting/entering the University of Johannesburg. 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.

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, streetlights, burglar proofing) are in proper working condition and report any defects.

Access Control

  • Check all personnel access permits, visitor’s permits, and vehicle permits.
  • Search bags, and 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, andattend and assist at any 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 regarding the job content: Ms Sarah Skhosana (HCM Business Partner) at Tel: (011) 559-4018

Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Ms Sarah Skhosana (HCM Business Partner) at Tel: (011) 559-4018

Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.


In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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