DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION – ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (X6 POSTS)

CLOSING DATE : 29 January 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 newly
implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitations
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 for SMS
posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. A pre-entry
certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for
all SMS applicants. 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 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.
MANAGEMENT ECHELON

POST 01/79 : ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER REF NO: 290121/58 (X3 POSTS)
Branch: Chief Operations Office-Kwazulu-Natal
SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE : Midmar, Howick
REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/ Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy as a passed
subject appropriate working experience. A valid drivers license (Attach a copy).
Good verbal and written communication skills. Data capturing and interpretation
experience. Computer skills (Database applications). General office administration
knowledge. Proven ability to operate independently. This appointment will entail
considerable travelling within KwaZulu-Natal region. Knowledge of the rivers and
dams in KwaZulu-Natal region. Knowledge of Public Service Legislation.
DUTIES : Collection of hydrological data from the various monitoring sites within KwaZuluNatal. Registering and capturing incoming hydrological data. Collection of water
samples. Perform routine maintenance and inspections work at hydrological
gauging sites. Assist in the installation of monitoring instruments. Provide
assistance to Engineering Technicians in data collection, calibrations and reporting.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. B Pillay Tel No: (031) 336 2700
APPLICATIONS : Midmar: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to
KZNRecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION :
Ms. S Mbongwa

POST 01/80 : ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT) REF
NO:
290121/59 (X2 POSTS)
Branch: Chief Operations Office-Kwazulu-Natal
SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE : Durban
REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/ Grade 12 certificate with Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy as a passed
subject plus appropriate working experience. A valid driver’s license (Attach a
copy). Ability to have good interpersonal relations, flexibility and teamwork. Good
verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy (Word and Excel).
Ability to work independently and to work under pressure.
DUTIES : Resource water sampling which includes dams and rivers; water sampling for point
source discharge project; providing assistance to Environmental Officers; capturing
of data on WMS; ad hoc attendance of meetings and site inspections. Compile and
submit Site Inspection Reports. Verification of receipt of laboratory certificates in
line with samples taken. General Office Administration.
ENQUIRIES : Mr S Buthelezi Tel No: (031) 336 2700
APPLICATIONS : Durban: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to
KZNRecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms. S Mbongwa

POST 01/81 : ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (WATER USE) REF NO: 290121/60
Branch:
Chief Operations Office-Kwazulu-Natal
SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE : Durban
REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy and
Geography as passed subjects. A valid driver’s license (Attach a copy). Sound
knowledge of integrated water resource management and water resource
protection. Knowledge and understanding of the water sector: relevant legislations
(NWA, CARA and NEMA, MPRDA) together with the related policies, regulations,
principles, guidelines, tools and procedures; policy development, implementation
and monitoring. Skills and experience in management of human resources.
Excellent communication skills including verbal, report writing, presentation skills.
Sound interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
DUTIES : Assess completeness of WULAs and conduct site inspections. Liaise with clients
and other stakeholders to obtain outstanding information during WULA
assessments. Requesting of scientific input within the Department using the
specified templates. Assist in development of policies and guidelines for the
implementation of National Water Act (NWA), 36 of 1998, with regard to
Agricultural, Mining, Industrial and Local Government related water uses. Assist on
responding to queries from clients within and outside the department. Assist in the
evaluation of license applications, reports and other documents submitted in
accordance with legislation, policy, procedures and guidelines relevant to Water
Quality Management. Assist in the evaluation of Local Government and
development license applications, reports and other documents submitted in
accordance with legislation, policy, procedures and guidelines relevant to the
sector. Quality control and the capturing of data.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. B Mdluli Tel No: (031) 336 2700
APPLICATIONS : Durban: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to
KZNRecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms. S Mbongwa

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