DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM: PROJECT OFFICER(X8 POSTS)


DRDLR is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DRDLR through the filling of posts. We reserve the right not to fill a position.

CLOSING DATE : 14 February 2020 at 16:00

NOTE : DRDLR requests applicants to apply manually by submitting applications on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service department that should be accompanied by comprehensive CVs (previous experience must be expansively detailed) and certified (certification must not be older than 12 months) copies of qualifications, service certificates (in case of an OSD post), identification document and permanent residency/work permit. Reasonable accommodation shall apply for People with Disabilities (including where a driver’s license is a requirement in a non-Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD) post). Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. It would be appreciated if you can only attach course certificates applicable to the post requirements. Failure to submit the requested documents may result in your application not being considered. If you apply for more than one post, submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Correspondents will be entered into with short-listed candidates within three months after the closing date of the post. If by then you have not been contacted for an interview you were not successful in your application. All applicants must be SA Citizens/Permanent Residents or Non-SA Citizens with a valid work permit. Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and/or competency assessments at a time, date and place as determined by DRDLR. The Department reserves the right to conduct pre-employment security screening and the appointment is subject to a positive security clearance outcome. Applicants must declare any/pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during/ after the interview took place, note that the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated.

ERRATUM: The following positions have reference: DRS: System Support Officer (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/019), Senior Deeds Registration Officer: Archiving (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/020), Senior Deeds Registration Officer: Registration (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/021), Control Deeds Registration Clerk: Data (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/023), Control Deeds Registration Clerk: Data (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/024), Junior Examiner (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/025), Junior Examiner (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/026), Junior Examiner (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/027), Junior Examiner (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/028), Junior Examiner (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/029), Junior Examiner (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/030), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Archiving (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/031), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Data (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/032), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Information and Dots (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/033), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Lodgement and Preparation (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/034), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Lodgement and Preparation (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/035), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Lodgement and Preparation (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/036), Chief Deeds Registration Clerk: Lodgement and Preparation (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/037), Accounting Clerk (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/038), Accounting Clerk (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/039), Principal Deeds Registration Clerk: Information and Dots (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/040) and Provisioning Clerk (Ref: 3/2/1/2020/041) advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 03 dated 24 January 2020, The positions above are withdrawn from the Vacancy Circular. The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused.

OTHER POSTS

POST 04/86 : PROJECT COORDINATOR: LAND RIGHTS REF NO: 3/2/1/2020/046

Directorate: Tenure Reform Implementation This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must re-apply

SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)

CENTRE : KwaZulu-Natal (Port Shepstone)

REQUIREMENTS : Law Degree/LLB. 3 – 5 years’ relevant working experience in Land Reform Environment. Job related knowledge: Land tenure legislation, Community dynamics, Interpretation of statutes, Departmental filing procedures. Job related skills: Communication, Presentation, Facilitation, Project Management, People Management, Analytical, Research, Interpersonal Relations, Report writing. A valid driver’s license. An initiate–self driven individual willing to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES : Facilitate the implementation of Extension of Security of Tenure Act (ESTA) programmes. Respond to all enquiries on ESTA accordingly. Liaise with relevant government Departments and stakeholders in the implementation strategies. Draw up a database for monitoring and evaluation of intervention process of all cases. Conduct training workshops for staff and other role players in the land reform. Assist staff in District Offices to incorporate changes in Land Reform Policy and procedures into their planning and implementation. Attend workshops and meetings on implementation of relevant Acts continually. Facilitate the implementation of Interim Protection of Land Rights Interventions. Monitor and facilitate the implementation of Labour Tenants programme. Address the Labour Tenants applications that have been lodged. Categories Labour Tenants applications cases according to claimant’s settlements choices as required. Respond to all enquiries on Labour Tenants applications accordingly. Implementation of Communal Land Tenure programme. Address issues of insecure tenure in communal areas. Assist communities with upgrading of land tenure rights. Implement relevant legislation. Conduct training and workshop to inform communities of their rights and responsibilities.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Manqele Tel No: (033) 264 9516

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X9132, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or hand it delivered to: 1st Floor, 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POST 04/87 : PROJECT COORDINATOR: PROPERTY LEASES REF NO: 3/2/1/2020/047 (X3 POSTS)

Directorate: Property Management This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.

SALARY : R470 040 per annum (Level 10)

CENTRE : North West (Ngaka Modiri Molema, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mopati, Dr Kenneth Kaunda)

REQUIREMENTS : Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Real Estate/Property Management/Law (Property law)/Agriculture (NQF6). 3 years’ experience property management field or environment. Job related knowledge: Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Understanding of the value-added development of communities, Project Management, Land Reform prescripts and Policies, Public Services Regulations. Job related skills: Report writing, Presentation, Communication, Facilitation, Project Management, People Management, Research, Analytical, Interpersonal Relations. A valid driver’s license. An initiative, self driven individual willing to travel and/or work irregular hours.

DUTIES : Administer and manage property leases. Finalise and facilitate signing of leases and caretaker agreement. Facilitate the capturing of newly acquired state properties on the State Land Leasing System (SLLS). Review and amend where necessary the contract summary status reports of SLLS information submitted by Property System and Data Management directorate. Activate long term lease contracts on Law which have been concluded and for which signed lease copies uploaded. Upload signed lease copies of Law upon activation, supported by the application history (e.g approved 5 year lease contracts or caretaker agreements, committee decisions and approval memoranda). Development of lease database for all state properties and update thereof. Attend all District Beneficiaries Selection Committees and advise on all farm utilisation aspects. Monitor leases or caretaker performance and duties as contractually specified. Prepare a consolidated weekly and monthly lease report. Maintain proper usage of movable assets. Coordinate asset verification pre and post transfer. Facilitate the disposal of obsolete, redundant and irreparable movable assets for all Districts and present to the 61 National PLAS Disposal Committee at National Office. Barcoding of assets in all Districts. Secure, protect the state asset against vandalism. Coordinate and conduct verification of state land. To ensure proper utilisation of state land for allocated beneficiaries. Coordinate and conduct regular inspection of state properties. Ensure proper utilisation of state land for allocated beneficiaries. Identify and manage farms that have been abandoned, vandalised and invaded. Prepare a consolidated site visit reports as well as monthly and quarterly reports for all Districts. Coordinate the condition assessment of Departmental Immovable Assets. Timeously inspection of the condition of state land pre and post transfer in all Districts. Assist all Districts on the identification of maintenance of infrastructure and prepare business cases for all farms identified by Districts for maintenance. Monitor the progress of infrastructure projects on farms approved for maintenance. Coordinate the condition assessment reports on farms. Conduct farm assessments on farms where beneficiaries are exercising an option to purchase as well as for farms identified for funding.

ENQUIRIES : Mr K Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 7115

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X74, Mahikeng, 2745 or hand it delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery, Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

POST 04/88 : SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER: PROPERTY LEASES REF NO: 3/2/1/2020/048

Directorate: Property Management This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.

SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Level 08)

CENTRE : North West (Bojanala District)

REQUIREMENTS : Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Real Estate, Property Management, Property Portfolio Management/Law. 2 – 3 years’ experience in state land administration or property management environment. Job related knowledge: Understanding state land administration, Understanding of the value-added development of communities, Lease Management, Understanding of the legislation governing state land, Project Management, Public Service Regulations. Job related skills: Financial Management, People Management, Performance Management, Communication, Computer literacy, Conflict Resolution, Good skills in map reading, analysis and interpretation. A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel and work Irregular hours.

DUTIES : Facilitate and finalise signing of lease and caretakership agreements and quality assure lease and care taker agreements prepared by subordinates. Provide inputs to submissions compiled by Project Officers. Prepare submissions for his or her lease portfolio. Administer electronic lease management and information systems. Capture beneficiary details on LAW (Land Administration Web). Upload approval documents on the system. Generate contracts and report system. Conduct verification of state land and payment of utility and other statutory charges on agricultural state land subject to agricultural lease and caretakership agreements. Obtain aerial photographs, general plans aktex print outs and verify coordinates. Compile inspection reports. Compile list of immovable assets in each Municipality for rates payment. Manage and verify movable and immovable state assets on leased farms. Collate project inventory. Compile and maintain lease and asset registers. Conduct quarterly verification of assets of leased farms. Prepare memoranda for disposal or write off of obsolete or redundant assets. Keep Records of contracts and inspection reports. Forward project related documents to registry for safe keeping. Scan and file signed documents. File lease contracts in line with contract filing process as provided in contract management. Attend Beneficiary Selection and District Land Allocation Committees on advisory basis on Property Management Policies and Processes and present projects. Present projects for caretaker ship/lease and lease termination.

ENQUIRIES : Mr K Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 7115

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X74, Mahikeng, 2745 or hand it delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery, Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POST 04/89 : PROJECT OFFICER: PROPERTY HOLDINGS REF NO: 3/2/1/2020/049

Directorate: Property Management This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.

SALARY : R257 508 per annum (Level 07)

CENTRE : North West (Ngaka Modiri Molema)

REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Real Estate/Property Management or Bachelor’s Degree in Law equivalent qualification. 1 – 2 years’ experience in property management field or environment. Job related knowledge: Public Service Regulation, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Project Management, Understanding state land administration, Understanding of the value-added development of communities, Deed registration, Cadastral Surveys Management, Understanding of the legislation pertaining to land matters. Job related skills: Financial Management, People Management, Performance Management, Communication, Conflict resolution, Good skills in map reading, analysis and interpretation, Computer Literacy. A valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES : Manage and maintain Immovable Asset Register and records. Manage vetting in terms of item 28(1). Manage investigation on state land use and maintenance. Manage state land periodic verification. Facilitate surveying of immovable assets. Facilitate the process of identifying assets for disposal and transfer of state land. Manage land use applications such as servitudes registration.

ENQUIRIES : Mr K Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 7115

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X74, Mahikeng, 2745 or hand it delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery, Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POST 04/90 : PROJECT OFFICER: PROPERTY LEASES REF NO: 3/2/1/2020/050

Directorate: Property Management This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.

SALARY : R257 508 per annum (Level 07)

CENTRE : North West (Ngaka-Modiri Molema District)

REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Real Estate, Property Management, Property Portfolio Management/Law/Agriculture. 0 – 12 months experience in state land administration or property management environment. Job related knowledge: Understanding state land administration, Understanding the value-added development of communities, Understanding the legislation governing state land, Project Management, Public Service Regulations. Job related skills: Financial Management, People Management, Performance Management, Communication, Computer literacy, Conflict Resolution, Good skills in map reading, analysis and interpretation. A valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES : Prepare and finalise leases and caretaker agreement. Receive request for conversion from the District Office. Request and capture all relevant contract information (e.g. lessee information, rental amounts and resolution to enter in a legal entity etc.) and generate lease agreements for signature by contracting parties. Facilitate the signing of the contract by the lessee/caretaker. Draft approval memorandum for the Chief Director’s signature. Upload approved lease/caretaker agreement on Land Administration Web (LAW) after approval by the Chief Director. Render support services to District with regards to contract administration. Inform the District Office of possible expiration of a contract. Notify the lessee of the expiry of the lease. Obtain written confirmation from the lessee of intention to renew or terminate contract. Obtain and capture all relevant contract information (e.g. lessee information, rental amounts and resolution to enter in a legal entity etc.) from Land Redistribution and Development and generate lease/caretaker agreements for signature by contacting parties. Facilitate the 63 signing of the contract by the lease/caretaker. Draft approval memorandum for the Deputy Director General’s (DDG) signature. Upload approved lease/caretaker agreement on LAW upon receipt thereof from DDG. Conduct awareness workshops on contract management with beneficiaries. Cluster District projects where possible. Safeguard contract and inspection report. Conduct site inspection and verify moveable assets. Documents are filed at Provincial Shared Service Centre Registry within 3 days of receipt. Moveable and immovable asset register updated quarterly. Compile report on loss and damage within 5 days of being aware of the loss and damages. Administer electronic Leases Management and Information System. Maintain electronic copy of unsigned documents and PDF copy of signed documents on electronic project file. Maintain contract records in terms of prescripts of LAW. Update records weekly.

ENQUIRIES : Mr K Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 7115

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X74, Mahikeng, 2745 or hand it delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery, Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POST 04/91 : PROJECT OFFICER: PROPERTY LEASES REF NO: 3/2/1/2020/051

Directorate: Property Management This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.

SALARY : R257 508 per annum (Level 07)

CENTRE : Western Cape (Cape Winelands/Overberg)

REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Real Estate, Property Management, Property Portfolio Management/Law/Agriculture. 0 – 12 months experience in state land administration or property management environment. Job related knowledge: Understanding state land administration, Understanding of the value-added development of communities, Understanding of the legislation governing state land, Project Management, Public Service Regulations. Job related skills: Financial Management, People Management, Performance Management, Communication, Computer literacy, Conflict Resolution, Good skills in map reading, analysis and interpretation. A valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES : Prepare and finalise leases and caretaker agreement. Receive request for conversion from the District Office. Request and capture all relevant contract information (e.g. lessee information, rental amounts and resolution to enter in a legal entity etc.) and generate lease agreements for signature by contracting parties. Facilitate the signing of the contract by the lessee/caretaker. Draft approval memorandum for the Chief Director’s signature. Upload approved lease/caretaker agreement on Land Administration Web (LAW) after approval by the Chief Director. Render support services to District with regards to contract administration. Inform the District Office of possible expiration of a contract. Notify the lessee of the expiry of the lease. Obtain written confirmation from the lessee of intention to renew or terminate contract. Obtain and capture all relevant contract information (e.g. lessee information, rental amounts and resolution to enter in a legal entity etc.) from Land Redistribution and Development and generate lease/caretaker agreements for signature by contacting parties. Facilitate the signing of the contract by the lease/caretaker. Draft approval memorandum for the Deputy Director General’s (DDG) signature. Upload approved lease/caretaker agreement on LAW upon receipt thereof from DDG. Conduct awareness workshops on contract management with beneficiaries. Cluster District projects where possible. Safeguard contract and inspection report. Conduct site inspection and verify moveable and immoveable assets. Documents are filed at provincial registry within 3 days of receipt. Moveable and immovable asset register updated quarterly. Compile report on loss and damage within 5 days of being aware of the loss and damages. Administer electronic leases management and information system. Maintain soft word copy of unsigned documents and PDF copy of signed documents on electronic project file. Maintain contract records in terms of prescripts of LAW. Update records weekly.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Simelela Tel No: (021) 409 0300

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X10, 7705, Mowbray, or Hand delivered at 1st floor No. 14 Long Street, Cape Town, 8001.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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