DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION – VARIOUS 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 01/92 : GROUNDSMAN REF NO: 290121/71
Branch:
NWRI Central Operation
SALARY : R102 534 per annum (Level 02)
CENTRE : Central Operations: 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 garden maintenance and planting
practices. Basic understanding of government legislations. Knowledge and
understanding of OHS Act.
DUTIES : Cleaning and maintain grounds and repair tools and structures. Lawn and Plants
irrigation. Provide cleaning services within the dam wall and buildings. Assist with
other maintenance duties as and when requested by supervisor. Willingness to
perform other related duties.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. DJ Mbokazi Tel No: (017) 712 9429
APPLICATIONS : Central Operations: Tugela Vaal, Please email your applications quoting the
relevant reference number to GR@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Mr KL Mangany

POST 01/84 : TELECOM OPERATOR REF NO: 290121/63
Branch:
NWRI Southern Operations
SALARY : R145 281 per annum (Level 04)
CENTRE : Worcester
REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade 12 Certificate. Knowledge of administrative and clerical
procedures. Professionalism and strong communication skills as well as
interpersonal skills. To operate telecommunication system and report faulty
telephone system and other extensions within the organization. Understanding of
Public Service Regulations and telephone Etiquette. Basic knowledge of problem
solving and analysis. Accountability and ethical conduct. Good verbal and written
communication. Ability to communicate in English and Afrikaans.
DUTIES : Operating the switchboard by answering the incoming and handling outgoing calls.
Transferring calls to relevant extensions. To provide clients with relevant
information. Take messages and convey to relevant staff. Keep records of all
outgoing calls. Print and issue telephone database and maintain telephone
database. Allocate pin codes when authorized. Handle routine enquiries. Keep
reception area clean and tidy. Receive guests and / or visitors. Updating and
distributing the internal telephone directory and keeping a database of other
important contact numbers. Operate the fax machine. The operator will be
responsible for fault reporting on the telephone system and liaising with service
providers. Utilize the Telephone Management System to monitor telephone
accounts, including printing of reports and verifying information. Keeping and
completing registers pertaining to their telephone system and fax machine. Monitor
access control – ensuring visitors sign in. Filing of documents, assist with the
completion of waybill for courier services. Sign and receive invoices.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. MJ Fourie 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


POST 01/85 : WATER CONTROL AID REF NO: 290121/64
Branch
: NWRI Southern Operations
SALARY : R145 281 per annum (Level 04)
CENTRE : Palmiet Worcester
REQUIREMENTS : A Grade 12 Certificate or ABET (Adult Education Training). Basic knowledge in
controlling and managing the water distribution for all Government Waterworks
within the Area Office’s jurisdiction. Basic knowledge in policy implementation.
Basic knowledge in monitoring and evaluation principles. Basic disciplinary
understanding in Occupational Health and Safety and in Public Administration.
Basic understanding in supporting water utilization and water resource strategy.
Basic understanding of flood controlling and basic understanding of Government
Legislation.
DUTIES : Distribute water in respect to instruction given by managers. Do routine
maintenance in the Government Waterworks canals, pipelines and river outlets.
Open sluices for distributing water on the Government Waterworks to water users.
Clear water plants, grass and algae in canals, dirty canals and wastage by
irrigators. Attend to problems regarding obstacles in canals. Conduct general
routine inspection. Remove stones and sand on water canals/pipelines/river
outlets. Keep gauge plates clean. Keep inlet hole to measuring box open. Look for
cracks in measuring structures and report defects. Paint a mark above gauge plate.
Report irregularities with accordance to scheme regulations. Keep structures clean
and their surroundings. Keep embankments in good conditions and holes are
reported. Stagnant water on the embankments must be reported. Conduct minor
maintenance of canals, measuring structures, sluices and servitude’s. Ensure that
sluices numbers are clearly painted. Keep grids clean and repair minor wash outs.
Ensure safe keeping of equipment and property. Keep equipment in the stores safe
and always lock store rooms. Update administration records and keep register up
to date.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. M Tom Tel No: (021) 941 6045
APPLICATIONS : Worcester Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to
SORecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms. B Gqokoma

POST 01/86 : DRIVER OPERATOR REF NO: 290121/65
Branch:
Chief Operations Office Free State: Hydrological Services
SALARY : R122 595 per annum (Level 03)
CENTRE : Bloemfontein
REQUIREMENTS : A Grade 10 certificate or equivalent. One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in driving
and operating specialized equipment. Willing to travel and work away from home.
A valid driver’s license with Public Driving Permit (PDP) Code EC (Attach a copy).
A valid operator certificate for the operation of construction equipment (Attach a
copy). Appropriate experience in Occupational Health and Safety act (OHS). Job
knowledge, quality of work, technical skills and acceptance of responsibility. A
sound understanding of Government Policies. Environment Conservation and the
National Water Act (Act no.36 of 1998). Good interpersonal relations (good human
relations). Technical skills. Good technical problem solving abilities. Good verbal,
written and communication skills as well as the ability and willingness to work as a
team.
DUTIES : Operate specialized construction equipment; Excavation work at gauging stations
using earth moving equipment; Application of safety and precautionary measures
(Occupational Health and Safety); Truck driving duties; Transport construction
equipment; Load and offload of heavy equipment such as instrumentation
enclosures and evaporation tanks (Operate truck mounted crane); Equipment
management and maintenance (cleaning and lubrication of machines);
Administration (Keep log sheets of vehicles and machines).
ENQUIRIES : Mr C Lloyd Tel No: (051) 405 9000
APPLICATIONS : Bloemfontein: Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference
number to FSRecruitment@dws.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms. L Wymers