DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION – GENERAL WORKER (ABET certificate)


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 01/89 : GENERAL WORKER REF NO: 290121/68
Branch:
NWRI Southern Operations
SALARY : R102 534 per annum (Level 02)
CENTRE : Doornriver
REQUIREMENTS : An ABET certificate. One (1) to two (2) years’ experience. Knowledge of gardening
equipment and appliances. Knowledge of lawn care process. Knowledge of the
pruning and trimming process and techniques. Willing to work shifts, overtime and
perform standby duties including on weekends and public holidays.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: Clean and maintain
grounds and repair tools and structure such as building, fences using hand and
power tools. Mix spray or spread fertilizers using hands or automic sprayers or
spreaders. Provide proper maintenance of sideways, driveways, parking lots,
fountains, planters and other grounds features. Maintain existing grounds / gardens
by caring for sod, plants and trees. Rake and mulch leaves irrigate plants and
lawns. Sweep parking lots walkways, ground clean buildings by sweeping washing
floors and cleaning windows. Execute minor and major civil oriented maintenance
work on terrain, dam, access roads, fence, building and other satellite schemes
and dams. Willing to work overtime when required. Willing to undergo formal and
informal training. Willing to spend time away from home.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. SP Kanana Tel No: (082) 807 5393
APPLICATIONS : Doornriver: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to
SORecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms. B Gqokoma

POST 01/90 : GENERAL WORKER REF NO: 290121/69
Branch
: NWRI Southern Operations
SALARY : R102 534 per annum (Level 02)
CENTRE : Breede / Gouritz: Worcester
REQUIREMENTS : An ABET certificate. One (1) to two (2) years’ experience. Knowledge of general
work conducted in the civil construction environment. Experience in performing
manual work will be an added advantage. Knowledge of general work in handling
equipment and appliances. Knowledge of working on various general work
projects. Basic knowledge of chemical use (dilution/mix) chemical product
knowledge. Basic knowledge of daily maintenance procedures for efficient
machine/equipment performance. Basic knowledge in supporting water utilization.
Basic knowledge of health and safety procedures. Basic understanding of
Government legislation. Communication skills and ability to work in a team. Must
be punctual, productive and loyal. Must be able to work away from the office for
long periods and stay at camp sites near place of work. Must be able to work in or
near rivers and dams.
DUTIES : Repair tools and structures such as buildings, fences and benches using hand and
power tools. Site preparation which includes site demolition and clearing of
structures and building. Excavation using spades and picks. Correctly assemble
reinforcement and shuttering. Mixing and pour of concrete by hand or mechanical
equipment. Construct and maintain buildings by painting, hanging of doors, tiling.
Remove all construction material from site once construction is completed. Clean
site of all rubbish during and after a project. Lubricate all machinery as required.
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Inspection of vehicles and machinery. Cleaning of equipment, storage space and
work area.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. D Mouton Tel No: (023) 348 5600
APPLICATIONS : Worcester Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to
SORecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms. B Gqokoma
NOTE : NB: Preference will be given to African, Indian, Coloureds, White females and
persons with disabilities.

POST 01/91 : GENERAL WORKER REF NO: 290121/70 (X3 POSTS)
Branch:
NWRI Central Operation
SALARY : R102 534 per annum (Level 02)
CENTRE : Usutu Vaal
REQUIREMENTS : An ABET level 4 certificate (Grade 9). At least one (1) year working experience will
serve as an added advantage. Knowledge of general work in handling equipment
and appliances. Knowledge of working on various general work within water
support environment in gardening, cleaning and general maintenance.
Understanding of Government legislation.
DUTIES : Perform routine maintenance to structures and construction work. Load and off load
equipment on government water scheme. Clean government vehicles. Clean
relevant workstation. Conduct maintenance in the garden and other structures e.g.
tunnel, turbine hall, valve chambers, cutting grass, trimming of trees, fencing,
cleaning, painting, spraying with round-up (chemical) and maintenance on the side
of the road. Perform regular inspections on tools and report defaults. Perform other
related duties. Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety Act.
ENQUIRIES : Mr DJ Mbokazi Tel No: (017) 712 9429
APPLICATIONS : Usutu Vaal: Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number
to GW@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Mr. KL Manganyi

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