13 Sep '21
Deputy Director: Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)

Health and Safety, Gauteng Tshwane (Pretoria)


Our client has an EE opportunity available for a Deputy Director: Urban Search and Rescue, based in the Tshwane area. This will be fixed term contract for 12 months.


  • National Diploma in Fire technology or Disaster management
  • In-depth knowledge of:
    • Legislation, Regulations, Policies and Standards relevant to the fire services function in South Africa.
    • Local and provincial government systems.
    • Intergovernmental structures and systems.
    • Partnership development;
    • Urban Search and Rescue
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the fire services at Assistant Director level or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in setting up and managing structures within and outside of government to coordinate fire services.
  • Proven experience in policy and procedure development within the fire services sector is essential.

Key Performance Areas:

Manage the following:

  • USAR operations and programmes related to COVID-19
  • Response of the Disaster Operations Centre during period of activation.
  • Implementation of the USAR Framework
  • USAR capacity building programme;
  • Establishment of USAR institutional arrangements nationally and provincially
  • Monitor implementation of USAR Framework
  • Establishment of strategic partnerships to support USAR development nationally and provincially
  • USAR capability development in provinces

Please note should you not receive a response within 7 business days of applying, you may consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

Ad Visible Until: 30 September 2021
Ref: PT006597/LM

Vacancy Type: Contract