ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DRIVING STANDARDS REF NO: DOT/HRM/2021/27
(Branch: Road Transport)
(Chief Directorate: Road Transport Regulation)
(Directorate: Road Traffic Legislation and Standards)
(Sub-directorate: Driving Standards and Driving School Industry)
SALARY: R470 040 per annum (Level 10)
REQUIREMENTS: NQF Level 6/7 qualification in Road Traffic Management/ Public Administration/ Public Management, with 3 years experience and 2 years must be with the Roads Environment. Knowledge and understanding of government policies, programs, and priorities, proven practical relevant experience in external communication with a strong inter-governmental and community liaison focus, excellent writing and editing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, proven planning, organizing, and project management skills. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Internet Explorer), The ability to work accurately and independently. The candidate must also have sound interpersonal relations, negotiation skills, and the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels. Knowledge and skills in formulating and writing reports and submissions are essential. Candidates have to be in possession of a driver’s license. Note: The following will serve as a strong recommendation: knowledge of National Road Traffic, 1996 (Act No.93 of 1996) and all other road traffic-related legislation, i.e. AARTO Act. Knowledge of the K53 Practical driving test manuals for motor vehicles; input in the development of driving license regulatory framework. Willingness to travel and work extended hours.
DUTIES: Formulating the driving schools/organization, database, registration, and grading minimum requirements, formalize and regulate the driving training industry/ driving schools or institutions. Attend all driving training and license-related meetings, seminars committee, forums, etc. Liaison with other driver training facilitation stakeholders, e.g Transport SITA/TETA. Evaluation of the driver training instructor as per the legislation and training requirements. Evaluate the approach and method of the instructor in terms of the “Batho Pele” principles. Evaluate the instructor’s knowledge and driver training methods. Advice instructors with regards to driver training skills improvement and development. Assist with the facilitation of workshops to discuss the development of standards and guidelines of driving schools. Assist with the draft of guidelines into legislation. Prepare detailed reports and submissions to the DD, Director/CD. Assist with the implementation of the National Road Traffic Legislation, relating to driving standards and all of the road traffic-related legislation. Assist in the development and implementation of driver-related interventions to enhance improved road safety, development of submissions, inputs, and comments on proposed Road Traffic Legislation dealing with driving standards with Government Departments, Provincial Departments, any Agency of the Department, Local Authorities, and role-players. Assist in the processing of any request concerning proposal on driving standards or amendments to existing driving standards. Attend to all inquiries as well as correspondence in relation to driving standards and legal requirements. Harmonization of the Driving Standards and requirements within the SADC, COMESA, and EAC.
ENQUIRIES: Mr. L Modisane, Tel No: (012) 309 3158
APPLICATIONS: Department of Transport, Private Bag X193, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at the 159 Forum Building, Cnr Struben, and Bosman Street, Pretoria for attention Recruitment Unit. Room 4034 or email to Recruitment@dot.gov.za. (Applicants are encouraged to send one document when they apply i.e. Z83, CV, ID, and qualifications)
CLOSING DATE: 13 April 2021
NOTE: Applications must be accompanied by a new Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department,(or obtainable at www.gov.za) and a recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates), as well as certified copies of all qualifications and ID document. Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the post. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to undertake a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job; the logistics will be communicated to candidates prior to the interviews. Recommended candidates will also be required to attend a generic managerial competency assessment after the interviews also take note that the National School of Governance (NGS) has introduced compulsory SMS pre-entry certificate with effect from 01 April 2020 as Minimum Entry Requirements for Senior Management Services and can be accessed through the following link: http://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate must disclose to the Director-General particulars of all registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the Director-General within three months from the date of assumption of duty. The successful candidate must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department. Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and assessments at a time, date, and place as determined by the Department. An offer letter will only be issued to the successful candidate once the following has been verified educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks, and security vetting. Please Note: Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.