PLATOON COMMANDER x3 – Requirements: Grade 12 (Senior Certificate)


Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 (Senior Certificate) • Higher Certificate in Fire technology• 4 years’ service
in Fire Services of which 1 year must be in a supervisory capacity• Valid code C1 drivers license (code 10) •
No criminal record;

Other Requirements : Leadership/Management skills in a high pressure environment; Computer literary; Good
communication skills in two of the three official languages in the Western Cape; Excellent decision making
abilities to prevent loss of life and property in a high pressure situation; abilities to keep with stress and trauma;
Knowledge of relevant legislation; Good health and fitness; ability to deal with extreme
temperatures/environmental conditions; Will be tested for claustrophobia, fear of heights, acrophobia,
hydrophobia, willing to work irregular working hours;

Responsibilities/Duties: Responsibilities/Duties: Dealing with emergency incidents including fires, rescues,
chemical spillages and releases, emergency medical and other humanitarian services in accordance with
the posts responsibility level, by responding as officer-in-command of a fire appliance, its crew and
equipment as per protocol• Assisting with the responsibility for commanding one of three Companies (shifts)
based at a Municipal Fire Station, and being accountable to the ACO Fire Operations or next level of
authority• Assisting the ACO Fire Operations with tactical emergency planning and risk surveys scheduled for
the Company by visiting occupancies with a crew gathering and recording pertinent information which
could affect emergency operations• Command major and /or multi-disciplinary incidents and affect the
incident management system as well as relevant emergency incident mitigation• Attending firefighting
displays and associated campaigns within the station area, to promote the services provided by the
department and communicating information relative to fire safety• Attending firefighting displays and
associated campaigns within the station area, to promote the services provided by the department and
communicating information relative to fire safety• Ensuring completion of all shift related administrative
routines specified in departmental policy and orders to ensure efficiency and maintenance of prescribed
records/registers under the auspice of The ACO Fire Operations on shift• Ensuring compliance with
prescribed equipment maintenance schedules and effecting repairs where possible at shift level in order to
contribute to ensuring operational readiness and reduction of damage to equipment• Ensuring compliance
with Occupational Health and Safety Act in respect of the shift, by conducting the necessary safety
inspections, ensuring subordinates are provided with, use and maintain prescribed protective clothing as
well as ensuring adherence to all policies and orders made to promote personal safety and the prevention
of loss

Job related enquiries: Mr Wayne Smith (021 808 8771)
Salary: R 263 069.52 – R 341 481.00 (subjectto evaluation) Plus benefits

Applications, clearly marked, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, a covering letter and the details of contactable
referees, must be emailed to the Human Resource Management Services at Stellenbosch Municipality at the following email
address specifically linked to the above Directorate:

Please note: By applying for this position, the candidate consents to verification checks of qualifications and criminal

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to a rigorous evaluation process. Originally completed applications,
accompanied by originally-certified true copies of qualification certificates (degrees, diplomas, certificates, school
certificates, etc.) as well as required driver’s licenses, Professional Driver’s Permits and registration certificates from
professional bodies, where applicable. Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and no supporting documentation
will be returned. No copies of certified copies will be accepted.
Canvassing with Councillors or any other decision-maker/ member of the Selection Committee, is not permitted and proof
thereof will result in disqualification of your application
Due to the latest extension of the Presidential Lockdown the closing date is extended to: 5 May 2020 @12h00.

Please take
note that this is a final extension of this advertisement. Please also note that no documentation posted after 15 April 2020
will be accepted. Only emailed applications will be accepted after this date and hand delivered applications must be
submitted before or on the 5th of May 2020 at 12h00. Hand delivery dropped in the box at the 71 Plein Street, Ecclesia
Stellenbosch Municipality is an Equal Opportunity employer. Candidates from the
designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

The requirements of the Employment
Equity Act will be considered as part of the selection criteria/process. If you do not hear from us within ten (10) weeks of
the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. For more details on vacancies, visit our website The Council reserves the right not to make an appointment and to add/amend/change the salary