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Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Position Title : Security Operations Manager (Re-advert) Cape Town

Employee Group : Permanent

Department :

Location : Cape Town

Reporting To : Manager – Security

Grade Level : F

Reference Number : 10280786

Position Purpose:

Lead, co-ordinate, plan and organise the total Transnet NPA security operations function within the Port by ensuring

command, control and the enforcement of disciplinary procedures, over all Transnet NPA security operations personnel and

private contract security personnel under his/her control, in order to ensure the protection of the assets of Transnet NPA,

Clients and employees, to provide comprehensive security services that minimise security risks and ensure a safe and

secure Port environment to all stakeholders, through-identification, planning and implementation, monitoring of security

operational standards and procedures within a seaport. as well as to facilitate, monitor and ascertain the implementation of

maritime security measures and procedures within Transnet NPA Port Facilities in compliance with the ISPS Code, the

Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations 2004 and other related maritime security legislation and arrangements

Position outputs:

Management of the security operations functions within the Transnet NPA Port Facilities to ensure the safety and security of

Transnet NPA assets and that of the Port users


# Monitor compliance/adherence to security operational policy, standing procedures, standards and legislation through

regular audits, in order to ensure that corrective/disciplinary action in cases of non-compliance, in line with Transnet NPA

disciplinary procedures are initiated.

# Co-ordinate security risk and threat assessments within Transnet NPA Port Facilities to ensure those relevant measures to

counter the threats to Transnet NPA and its clients are introduced. # Monitor, co-ordinate, control and ensure the

implementation of Port Security Operations Personnel training programme, in order to ensure career enablement and that the

training of Transnet NPA security operations functions are in line with the strategic objectives of the Security Department.

# Develop, maintain, review and update and distribute Departmental Security # Operations Policy Framework in order to

ensure Security awareness within Transnet NPA Port Facilities. # Manage, control and monitor expenses with regard to the

operational and capital budget, to ensure cost effective security operational functionality and maximise operations resource


# Co-ordinate the development, implementation and review of the Port Facilities Security Operations Plans, to ensure the

effective Project Management of Port Security Operations upgrade initiatives and alignment to Transnet NPA Business

Planning process.

# Regular liaison with relevant Law Enforcement Agencies for purposes of special / joint operations and physical security

needs to ensure effective Port Facilities Security Operations. # Implement security operations business plan with regard to

Transnet NPA Port Facilities and lease holding sites to ensure alignment with the Port’s security business plan.
# To provide Port Management with the relevant security operations information and advice with regard to the implications to

security operations of certain Management decisions in order to ensure efficient, decisive and informed Management

decisions. # Monitor, co-ordinate and control the uniformed Port Security permit system in order to protect the operational

integrity of the system, particularly within Transnet NPA Port Facilities

# Maintain security systems and equipment and ensure effective operational resource utilisation within Transnet NPA Port

Facilities through appropriate co-ordination with other Transnet NPA Departments, Clients and Stakeholders.

# Conducting an initial security survey of Transnet NPA Port Facilities and facilitating the completion of the security

assessments for the port operator’s Port Facilities Security Plans. # Ensuring the development, submission and maintenance

of the Port Facilities Security Plans for the port operator. # Implementing the Port Facilities Security Plans for the port


# Undertaking regular security inspections of Transnet NPA Port Facilities to ensure the effectiveness and adequacy of

security measures. # Facilitating Port Facilities Security Plans’ reviews for the port operator.
# Recommending and incorporating modifications to the Port Facilities Security Plans for the port operator in order to correct

deficiencies in the plans and/or update the plans to take into account changes to the Transnet NPA Port Facilities.

# Enhancing security awareness and vigilance of NPA Port Facilities’ personnel, including conducting drills and exercises #
Ensuring that standards for personnel with, or who have been assigned, security operations duties and responsibilities are

met and that adequate training is provided to such personnel.

# Reporting to the relevant authorities, particularly the Port Security Officer/Manager and maintaining records of, occurrences

that threaten the security of the Transnet NPA Port Facilities.

# Liaising with the Port Security Officer, Ship Security Officers, Port Service Provider Security Officers, Company Security

Officers and other Port Facility Security Officers. # Co-ordinating with security, police, fire, ambulance, medical, search and

rescue services, as appropriate.

# Ensuring that Transnet NPA Port Facilities’ security equipment is properly operated, inspected, tested, calibrated and
maintained. # When requested by an SSO, assisting in signing and implementing the Declaration of Security (DoS) as

prescribed in the ISPS Code and the Maritime Security Regulations. # Providing advice to the Port Security Officer/Manager

on the operational and safety aspects of the implementation of security and control directions within Transnet NPA Port


# Communicating and co-ordinating the implementation of security and control directions within Transnet NPA Port Facilities.

# Facilitate audits and reviews of all the Port Facility Security Plans within Transnet NPA Port Facilities.

# Ensure local announcement of changes in security levels within Transnet NPA Port Facilities.

# Ensure uniform security measures for all Transnet NPA Port Facilities.


Qualifications & Experience:

# Matric
# Diploma Security / Police / Corrections Management- 3 year recognised institution o Higher Diploma will be advantages #
PSIRA Registration Grade A – valid certificate
# Valid SAPS Firearm Competency certificate
# Valid Driver’s licence – Code B (vehicle restriction = 0

The following will be an advantage:
# Port Facility Security Personnel (Maritime Security) Course
# Security Management Advisor Certificate from the South African National Academy of Intelligence (SANAI) # Code A
motorbike licence


5-7 years security experience with at least 3 years in a management / supervisory position


Knowledge and Skills:
# Knowledge of Security Management Philosophy
# Knowledge of TNPA business processes, policies, procedures and standards
# Knowledge of Customs, Immigration and Border Police Procedures.
# Basic knowledge of investigation procedures and methods.
# Knowledge of Occupation, Health and safety – OSH Act.
# Basic Computer literacy # Knowledge of ship and port operations and conditions
# Knowledge of Hazardous substances, IMCO labels – Basic Hazchem
# Knowledge of law of Security Officers (Criminal procedure act)
# Detail Knowledge of all Security procedures.
# Knowledge of cargo flow and documentation
# Knowledge of Harbour Regulations – commercial Port’s policy.
# Knowledge of performance management # Knowledge of IMO Safety and security Regulations. # Knowledge of security
systems technology
# Project Management knowledge
# Organising skills
# Computer literacy
# Decisiveness # Communication and team building skills # Interpersonal Understanding
# Change management understanding
# Security awareness # Result orientated
# Leadership # Sound Judgement
# Flexible
# Motivated
# Knowledge of mobile and static surveillance techniques
# Negotiations/Conflict management skills
# Fire Fighting knowledge
# Basic lifesaving skills and first aid training
# Defensive and Aggressive driving skills

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