Rachidi - Senior Vetting Investigator - Centurion, GP, South Africa

Maphale Rachidi

Centurion, GP, South Africa


Senior Vetting Investigator


security and vetting investigation skills, counter-intelligence, intelligence driven information gathering, risk and threat analysis, forensic investigation, report writting, communication ( both verbal and written), administrative and computer skills

Work History

Senior Vetting Investigator

South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

From January 2012

Date Employed: 01 January 2012 up to Date
Management Unit: Nuclear Compliance and Security Services
Position Held: Senior Vetting Investigator
Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct vetting fieldwork investigations to determine security

Vetting Investigator

Department of Water Affairs

December 2010 - December 2011

Date Employed: 01 December 2010 up to 31 December 2011
Sub directorate: Safety and Security Management
Position held: Vetting Investigator
Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct vetting fieldwork investigations; provide inputs for the development and implementation of policies, guidelines, norms and standards in vetting investigations.
Ensure effective communication between the department and State Security Agency and other related agencies such as SAPS, Defence Intelligence and Home Affairs. Participating in task teams dealing with matters relating to vetting investigations and security. Administer vetting files and reports.
Current Employment

Correctional Officer

Department of Correctional Services

September 2008 - November 2010

Division: Internal Security
Position Held: Section Head (Investigations)
Duties Performed: Supervising investigators, managing investigation office,
Investigating misconducts of staff, breach of security measures,
Injuries on duty, fraud, corruption and financial misconducts
: Advising management about security threats and recommends
Pro-active measures. Liaising with external security cluster agencies such as SAPS, NPA, Office of Inspecting Judge of prison and Justice Department regarding investigation and complaints of prisoners

Other Duties Performed
* Conducting of monthly security inspections
* Providing safe custody of prisoners
* Co-coordinating Anti-corruption strategy
* Rehabilitation of prisoners as well as attending complaints and request of prisoners
* Compiling weekly and monthly investigations statistics

Investigation Officer

Department of Correctional Services

February 2002 - August 2004

Period: November 2005 up to October 2008
Duties: Investigating all forms of misconducts by prison officials,
Breach of security measures, injuries on duty, fraud, corruption and thefts
: Advising management about security threats and recommends
Proactive measures
: Liaising with external security cluster agencies such as SAPS,
NPA, Office of Inspecting Judge of Prison, and Department of Justice regarding investigations, appeals of prisoners and complaints of prisoners.

Vetting Manager

Competence of NECSA

personnel and service providers as required by National Key Point Act 102 of 1980, MISS 1996, National strategic Intelligence Act 39 of 1994, optimize compliance to moral and ethical standards through the identification and mitigation of people risks (i.e. incompetence, employee theft, dishonesty, fraud, corruption and violence) and identify risk behavioral patterns and make recommendations, assisting in conducting personnel suitability checks, collate, evaluate and analyses all collected information and makes recommendations to management and State Security Agency, assisting in the development, implementation and maintenance of investigations standard operating procedures based on fieldwork experiences, conduct vetting research to keep abreast with vetting developments nationally and internationally, conduct vetting and security presentations at induction programs, advise line management in terms of risks and profiling, act as Vetting Manager in the absent of Manager and liaising with various stakeholders such as SSA, SAPS, DI and Home Affairs.

* Investigating skills, interviewing and interrogation skills
* Conflict solving and analytical skills
* Planning and organizing skills as well as administrative skills
* Source documents analysis and interpretation skills

Courses and Training Attended
Corporate and Ethics Governance (University of Pretoria)
Corrections science NQF Level 4 (SASSETA)
Correctional Services Investigators Training (Deloitte)
Public Service Introduction Course (Water Affairs)
Front Line staff and Batho Pele principles (Correctional Services)
Security Vetting Investigation Training (NIA)
Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Training (NECSA)
Obtained Security Clearance at the level of Top Secret (NIA)

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in Police Science

University of South Africa

Criminal Justice

Technikon Pretoria

Mokhulwane Secondary School

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