Assistant Security Officer to Senior Control Officer (SASOL)

Closing date:                           2 May 2019 

Operating entity:                     Sasol Chemical Operations – Site Services: Security and Road Traffic Services

Geographical area:                 Secunda



The purpose of the job is to safeguard premises, assets, information and personnel, interact with customers and people, operate security equipment and execute security functions within the ambit of the law and company policies and procedures.



  • Respond to operational emergencies and Security related incidents (surfaces and underground)
  • Underground patrols mitigating the risk of illegal mining
  • Safety Performance (Reporting near misses, Operate IMS System, Conduct tool box talks) Crime combating utilizing well planned intelligence driven operations
  • Providing tactical assistance to other functions within the Department (surfaces and underground)
  • Perform high-risk operations (surfaces and underground)
  • Assist with crowd control (surfaces and underground)
  • High level & quick response to security incidents (surfaces and underground)
  • Coordinate surveillance of area based on crime trends (surfaces and underground)
  • Perform proactive planning
  • Stake out operations (surfaces and underground)
  • Perform high visibility crime prevention initiatives (surfaces and underground)
  • Safe handling of firearms
  • To initiate crime prevention actions where applicable
  • Respond to crime incidents (surfaces and underground)
  • Give evidence in disciplinary hearings and court proceedings
  • Complete Monthly Reports 



In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.

In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, these positions require a physical fitness assessment as well as a shooting skill assessment as part of the normal pre-employment selection criteria.



Formal Education

  • Grade 12 / NQF Level 4
  • Registration with PSIRA Grade B or relevant Law proven enforcement formal training
  • 1 Year certificate in Security management or relevant qualification
  • Supervisory course or equivalent qualification
  • Driver’s License – Advanced driving course / 2 years proven driving experience
  • Qualify to be registered with National Key Point Secretariat
  • Firearm competency for business purposes
  • Advanced Special weapons and tactics training (SAPS, SANDF, Correctional Services)
  • Special Task Force Training (Will Be To Your Advantage – SAPS, SANDF)
  • National Intervention Unit Training (Will Be To Your Advantage – SAPS)
  • Bomb Disposal Technician Training (Will Be To Your Advantage – SAPS)
  • Counter Assault Training (Will Be To Your Advantage – SAPS)
  • Tactical Response Training (SAPS or other)
  • Special Forces Operator Training (Will Be To Your Advantage – Recce, SANDF)
  • Positive Security Clearance
  • Dual Dog Handler (explosives, patrolling, tracking and narcotics – Will Be To Your Advantage)


  • Minimum Experience
  • Advanced Computer and Security systems skills
  • 6 Years total Security / SAPS, SANDF, Other and Correctional Services relevant experience of which 2 years’ experience in controlling work activities


  • Leadership
  • Role models customer focus
  • One Sasol mind set
  • Drives accountability and high performance
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Leverages, diversity and inclusion
    Functional / Technical
  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Security legislation knowledge
  • Sasol SOP’s knowledge
  •  Business process knowledge
  •  Incident Management and Control
  •  National Key point competence
  •  Firearm utilization
  •   Advanced tactical officer



  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Drives accountability and high performance
  • Fosters team work and collaboration
  • Safety orientated
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to perform independently and use initiative – Proactive & flexible
  • Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment and ownership
  • Good planning and scheduling abilities
  • Strong customer centric orientation
  • Time Management skills
  • Listening skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

    Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.  If you don’t hear from us within 2 months (60 days) after the closing date of the advert, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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