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Branch: Chief Operations Officer Limpopo

SD: Water Use Control Proto CMA

SALARY: R316 791 per annum (Level 08)

CENTRE: Polokwane

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma or Degree in Water Quality Management/ Production/ Operations Management. Mathematical literacy Mathematics literacy will be an added advantage. Three (3) to five (5) years experience in Water Control or Catchment Management is essential. Must have a valid driver’s license. (Attach a copy). The following Departmental courses will be an added advantage: Water Measurement course, Water Distribution course, Water Test course, Dam Control course (both modules) Certificate of Computer literacy is required. Certified proof must be submitted of the above requirements. The Water Resource Management course will be a recommendation. Applicants must have a mathematical background and good verbal and written communication skills. Must have extensive knowledge of the National Water Act (NWA), 1998 (Act 36 of 1998).

Appropriate experience in Catchment Management is essential.

DUTIES: Manage water distribution, supervise and audit registers, data and accounts. Effective management of water use in the area, compliance monitoring. Implementation of the NWA, investigation and resolving of water use-related problems. See that monthly and quarterly meter readings are taken and that meter reading spreadsheets are compiled and delivered. That Water Sampling is done timeously and effectively and water meter readings for the Annual Operating Analysis are taken, correctly compiled, and forwarded to Head Office on time. Assist with licensing procedures in terms of sect. 27, Sect. 35 issues, and verification of water rights, Sect. 33 applications and water transfer applications. Assist and explain CMA and NWRI billing accounts to customers. Keep records of water balances and meter reading or billing purposes. Visit water users and investigate in relation to. Possible illegal waterworks, abstraction points, abstraction pumps, erection of dam walls in rivers, excavating of dams, erection of pivots, and conventional irrigation. Evaluate the work performance of subordinates. Provide on-the-job training.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. N. Mphuma Tel No: 015 290 1477

APPLICATIONS: Limpopo (Polokwane): Please e-mail your application, quoting the post reference number, to:


CLOSING DATE: 04 June 2021

NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the e-mail address specified on each post. Applications must be submitted using the 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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