SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICER: INFORMATION SECURITY COMPLIANCE MONITORING – GOVERNMENT PENSIONS ADMINISTRATION AGENCY – Pretoria

(REF NO: SAO/IS-CM/2018/04-1P)

SALARY : R281 481 – R331 497 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate 3 year tertiary qualification in Information Technology or equivalent
three year qualification with 3 years proven experience in Information Security
administration. Supervisory experience will be an advantage. Valid drivers’ license
is mandatory, at least one year old (a certified copy must be attached to the
application). Knowledge of Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) Act,
Access to Information Act, GEPF products, proficient knowledge in Policy
development, Information Security legislations, prescripts and regulations,
Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme and project management, Security
systems and PFMA. Ability to communicate at all levels (written & verbal), Ability
to build strong network relationships. Must be able to work independently. Selfefficiency.
Customer service orientation. Ability to work under pressure in a
stressful environment. Integrity, reliability and honesty. Analytical thinker. Multi
focus. Ability to facilitate and presentation skills. Good Computer Literacy. Selfmotivated.
Good problem solving skills. Good organizing and coordinating skills.
Basic understanding of financial management principles.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative
tasks which includes, but not limited to the following: Monitoring of Information
Security Compliance within GPAA and GEPF: Conduct compliance monitoring of
systems, processes and personnel to establish the level of compliance to the
Information Security initiatives. Coordinate and facilitate training of new and
current GPAA and GEPF staff members on possible threats and vulnerabilities.
Implement findings as identified by the internal and external auditors. Monitor and
revise plans as necessary to ensure data integrity, confidentiality and availability.
Submit reports of Information security related breaches, take appropriate actions
to mitigate risks, investigate breaches and make recommendations to the
management for corrective actions. Evaluate the GPAA and GEPF business unit’s
operational processes to establish the level for compliance to the Information
Security regulations. Review and propose improvements to the existing
Information security initiatives e.g. policies, standards. Liaise with other business
units to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation
and resolution and provide report to the management. Stay abreast of new and
current trends and development in the ICT and Document Security fields to
efficiently advise the ASM Compliance on the implementation of appropriate
counter measures. Participate in Sub-Business Unit Planning and reporting
initiatives: Participate in operational planning and regularly report about status of
operations and projects to ASM ICT Security or Compliance. Participate in the
administrative processes of the Division. Assist with strategic and operational
planning for the division. Conduct regular feedback and communication with ASM
ICT Security or Compliance.

ENQUIRIES : Ms Felicia Mahlaba Tel No: 012 319 1455

NOTE : A Senior Administration Officer – Information Security Compliance Monitoring
position is currently available at the Government Pensions Administration Agency:
Information Security Division. The incumbent will effectively monitor Information
Security Compliance processes and activities within the GPAA and GEPF. This
position will be filled as a permanent position.

APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number,
Government Pensions Administration Agency, 34 Hamilton Street, Arcadia,
Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Ms Felicia Mahlaba – Recruitment

CLOSING DATE : 02 May 2018, 12H00 No late applications will be considered.

NOTE : Requirement of applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83,
obtainable on the internet at http://www.gpaa.gov.za (Originally signed). The
relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. Application should
consist of (1) a comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and duties, indicating
the respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references with full contact
details) (2) original certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation),
Identity document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent
requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen. Note: Copies of
certified documents will not be accepted – all copies must be originally certified in
the past 3 months. Failure to submit the above information will result in the
application not considered and deemed a regret. The candidate must agree to the
following: Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and
time determined by GPAA. Applicants must note that pre-employments checks and
references will be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also
subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include but not limited to:
security clearance, security vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship
verification, financial/asset record check, previous employment verification and
criminal record. Applicants will be required to meet vetting requirements as
prescribed by Minimum Information Security Standards. It is the applicant’s
responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African
Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be conducted with the
short- listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months
after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application
was unsuccessful. The candidate must take note of: It is intended to promote
representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of
persons whose promotion/ appointment will promote representativeness, will
receive preference. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For salary levels
11 – 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the state’s
contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in
terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a Competency
Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions
will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant
technical elements of the job. The GPAA reserves the right to utilize practical
exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS positions during the
recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly)
to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). The GPAA reserves the
right to cancel the filling/not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage
of the recruitment process. The successful candidate will have to sign and annual
performance agreement and will be required to undergo a security clearance.