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Protective Security Officer
South Australia Police
Job reference: 449217
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Join SA Police as a Protective Security Officer – COVID-19

Contribute to South Australia’s COVID-19 defence by joining the team providing safe and secure quarantine for returning Australians at our medi-hotels.

Nine weeks paid training is provided to all successful applicants, with all graduates offered a 12 month contract. Training courses begin in November 2021.

Annual salary for graduates starts at $55,315 with 21% penalties and allowances increasing this up to $69,000 plus superannuation.

An opportunity exists for 114 new Protective Security Officers (PSOs) to join SA Police to provide vital public security services at our medi-hotels, as part of our state’s response to COVID-19.

Duties for PSO-COVID-19 include:

  • Staffing security desks and control access in medi-hotels and other quarantine accommodation
  • Operating security equipment including CCTV monitoring
  • Assisting in perimeter and floor by floor monitoring and foot patrols
  • Completing compliance checks
  • Monitoring and reporting all guest movements
  • Maintaining and keeping excellent records in journals, log books and other databases as required by SA Police.

About you:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident aged over 18 years
  • Patient, observant and confident problem solver
  • Hold a current class C Australian driver’s licence
  • General fitness and able to complete an obstacle course
  • Have, or be willing to obtain, a first aid certificate and Working With Children Check, before graduating
  • Willing to have the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Be clean shaven to safely wear a face mask while working.

What you will get:

  • An opportunity to work as part of the team supporting SA’s COVID-19 response
  • Nine weeks paid training at the police academy in law and procedure, communication and operational safety
  • Upon graduation, $55,315 with 21% penalties and allowances increasing this up to $69,000 plus superannuation
  • Work-life balance with rostered shifts over 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • The highest standard personal protective equipment to ensure your personal safety while working
  • Supplied uniform.

Location: Adelaide

Salary: Trainee $50,049 per annum

On graduation, OPS2 First Class $55,315 per annum with 21% penalties and allowances increasing this up to $69,000 plus superannuation.

Enquiries to: 

Phone: 08 8198 8598

Additional Notes:
For further information about the Protective Security Officer-COVID19 role, eligibility and the application process, please visit

Application Instructions:

Expression of Interest can be submitted online via the apply button below. (link to SAPOL | HOBAN Recruitment)

Applications close: 10/12/2021 11:45 PM

- Protective Security Officer - OPS2 COVID-19 - Position Information Document.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.