DEPARTMENT INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER REF NO: 130524/03

Branch: Corporate Support Services
SALARY : R1 162 200 per annum (Level 13), (all-inclusive salary package)
CENTRE : Pretoria Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree at NQF 7 qualification in IT or related field. Certified
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified
Information Security Manager (CISM). Five (5) to ten (10) years experience in
ICT. Minimum of (5) five years’ experience should be at a specialist, middle
management in cyber security. Demonstrated experience in strategic
leadership role in cyber security, risk management and OT (operational
technology) security. Demonstrated technical and tactical experience in the
field of cybersecurity, including information security and compliance.
Knowledge of information and cybersecurity models and frameworks,
operating models, and risk management. Knowledge and understanding of
relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as data privacy, POPIA and
MISS. Familiarity with information management practices, IT Governance,
system development life cycle management, IT services management,
infrastructure and operations, and enterprise architecture. Knowledge of
business ecosystems, (SaaS) software as a service, (IaaS) infrastructure as a
service, (PaaS) platform as a service, SOA, APIs, open data, microservices,
event-driven IT and predictive analytics. Exposure and understanding of
existing, new, and emerging technologies, and processing environments.
Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and
negotiation skills. Strong leadership skills. Excellent analytical and technical
skills. Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills.
Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent stakeholder
management skills. Knowledge and understanding of social engineering
concepts. Knowledge and understanding of operating systems, middleware,
and databases. Knowledge of project management methodologies and
processes. Knowledge and understanding of network connectivity. Be
computer literate (MS Office) and take a holistic system perspective.
Empathizes with multiple points of view. Applies creativity and critical analysis
in designing and creating organizational commitment for new objectives.
DUTIES : Lead, develop, implement, and manage the end-to-end information and
cybersecurity program of the department. Manage the ICT risk management
function to support the overall departmental risk management function. Ensure
compliance for cyber security, risk management, data privacy and
confidentiality, information security management, including the development of
policy standards, processes, and procedures as well as regular cybersecurity
management reporting to stakeholders. Oversee the technical security
operations function in line with the cybersecurity best practices and
communicate to stakeholders through dashboards and reports on cyber and
information security in line with cybersecurity frameworks. Develop, implement,
and manage the ICT business and service continuity plans including data
backup and disaster recovery implementation and testing.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Kekana Tel No: (012) 336 8701
APPLICATIONS : Pretoria (Head Office): Please forward your application quoting the relevant
reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag
X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Delta Continental Building, Corner of
Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Planning, Recruitment and Selection unit
NOTE : Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference
will be given to the EE Targets.

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