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Branch: Chief Operations Office: Free State: Water Sector Planning and Support

SALARY: R311 859 per annum (OSD) (Offer Will Be Based on Years of Experience)

CENTRE: Bloemfontein

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma in Engineering. Three (3) years post qualification technical (Engineering) experience. Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineering Technician (proof of registration must be provided). A valid drivers licence (Attach a copy). Knowledge and understanding of the water sector: relevant legislation (NWA, and NEMA) together with the related policies, regulations, principles, guidelines, tools and procedures; policy development, implementation, project management and monitoring. Excellent communication skills including verbal, report-writing, presentation skills. Sound interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Willingness to work abnormal hours and under pressure as well as travel provincial/countrywide. Proven liaison and networking skills especially as they relate to corporative governance.

DUTIES: Perform duties in the Free State Region Office in the Directorate: Planning and Information. The incumbent will be required to assist with the evaluation of the existing technical manual, standard drawings and procedures to guide and inform the necessary interventions by the water services institutions. Ensure planning and design manuals submitted are according to sound engineering principles and comply with norms and standards and the approval thereof. Develop and prepare tender specifications for departmental planning projects. Provide technical guidance during the review and assessment of project business plans, technical feasibility reports, etc. Assist with the review of water services institutions infrastructure master plan, reliability plans for water and sanitation, etc.

ENQUIRIES: Ms G Venter, Tel No: (051) 405 9000

APPLICATIONS: Free State (Bloemfontein): Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to


CLOSING DATE: 10 May 2021

NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email address specified on each post. Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented New Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitation website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as copies of qualifications and Identity document (all documents must be submitted in one email in a PDF format. The attachment/s, may not exceeding 10MB) Subject title on the email must clearly display the reference number of the post applied for. Applicants should forward applications to the correct email address of the post as wrong emailed applications will not be considered. No late, applications will be accepted. Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates pertaining to Senior Management Services (SMS) posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment and a pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of government is required prior to the appointment. (Individuals who have completed the course already, and who are therefore in possession of a certificate are welcome to submit such, however, it is not required that an applicant submit such when applying for the post prior to the closing date. The link for the completion of the course for the certificate for the pre-entry into SMS can be found on Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from their country of origin. The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within two (2) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Targets.

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