Traffic Officers are fully trained, sworn-in members of the police that are responsible for handling traffic-related incidents. As society evolves we start using roads more and more, which is why the job of a traffic officer is very important.
Where to find Traffic Officer vacancies:
Your Local Provincial Government Website
Traffic officers are considered government positions so often they will advertise any vacancies related to government positions on any of their social media channels when available.
Road Traffic Management Corporation
On the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) website, under the careers tab vacancies will be displayed when they are available. The RTMC sends applications forms to all provincial head offices
We post vacancies daily including government vacancies such as Traffic Officer vacancies. Visit our website to keep up to date with the latest opportunities available.
To become a Traffic Officer, you need to be employed or appointed as a trainee (permanent or on contract) by a Provincial Department of Transport, a Municipality or a Government Agency such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation.
The minimum requirements to become a Traffic Officer are as follows:
- Minimum educational qualification of matric or grade 12 or equivalent.
- Code B driving licence (manual transmission).
- No Criminal record.
- Medical Certificate as proof that a person can do strenuous exercise.
- Applicants shall not be older than 35 years of age
If you meet the above-mentioned requirements and become employed as a traffic officer trainee, you will be sent to one of the 14 traffic colleges approved by the Minister of Transport.