Office of the Public Service Commission Circular 25 of 2021


The Office of the Public Service Commission is an equal opportunity, representative employer. It is the intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representativeness will therefore receive preference. Persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply. An indication of representativeness profile by applicants will expedite the processing of applications.


APPLICATIONS                     : Forward your application, stating the relevant reference number to: The

Director-General, Office of the Public Service Commission, Private Bag X121, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver at Commission House, Office Park Block B, 536 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, for attention Mr M Mabuza or you can email your application to [email protected].

CLOSING DATE                     : 30 July 2021, 15h30.

NOTE                                       : Applications must be submitted on Form Z.83 obtainable from any Public

Service department and should be accompanied by a recent updated comprehensive CV, copies of qualifications, Identity Document and driver’s license. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The accompanying documents need not be certified, shortlisted candidates will be required to bring certified copies on or before the interviews. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a top secret clearance issued by the State Security Agency. The OPSC will verify the qualifications and conduct reference checking on short-listed candidates. Candidates will be subjected to Competency Assessment to determine their suitability for the post. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please take note that late applications will not be accepted. All shortlisted candidates for SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the job, logistics of which will be communicated by the office of the Public Service Commission. Following the interview and technical exercise, the Selection Committee will recommend a candidate to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directives on the competency based assessments). The competency will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applications. Applicants are advised that the old Z83 which was valid until 31 December 2020 will not be accepted. Should an individual wish to apply for a post, he/she will be required to submit the new application for employment (Z83) form which became effective on 1 January 2021 and can be downloaded at From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using incorrect applications for employment (Z83) form, it will not be considered.






This is a Re-Advertisement, Those who previously applied do not need to re- apply. Their applications will be considered.


SALARY                                  : R1 057 326 per annum, (All-inclusive remuneration package). The package

includes a basic salary (70% of package), State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion of 30% that may be structured in terms of applicable rules. The successful candidate will be required to enter into a performance agreement within three months after assumption of duty.

CENTRE                                  : Public Service Commission House, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :     The   Public   Service   Commission   requires   the   services   of   a   technically

experienced person to support it to fulfill its constitutional mandate and for this purpose she/he should have. An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree (new NQF level 7) in Law/Auditing/ Forensic Investigations/Public Administration/Social Sciences and/or related field. Extensive experience in the application of the regulatory framework for Human Resource, Supply Chain


Management and Financial Management in the Public Service. Five (5) years’ experience in conducting investigations and research. Five (5) years at a middle/ senior managerial leve. Knowledge of the following legislations and prescripts: The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the Public Service Act, the Public Service Regulations, the Public Service Commission Act, the Promotion of Access to information Act, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Public Finance Management Act, The Public Administration Management Act, National Treasury regulations and Supply Chain Management prescripts Appropriate experience in project management and financial management skills. Strategic understanding and knowledge of the application of the Constitutional Values and Principles (CVPs) as contained in Section 195. An understanding of how current public administration management and operational processes comply, or do not comply, with the CVPs. A Certificate for entry into the SMS. Exceptional written, communication skills and report writing skills. Analytical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Strategic leadership skills. Well-developed research skills. Negotiation and interpersonal skills. Solid experience in the Microsoft Office Suite. A Valid driver’s license (with exception of disabled applicants).

DUTIES                                    : Manage, lead and provide effective support in the area of public administration

investigations. Conduct investigations into complaints emanating from the PSC (proactively), Executing Authorities, Public Servants and anonymous complaints/ whistle –blowers, e.g National Anti-Corruption Hotline. Draft investigations reports containing findings/ recommendations/directions/advice (best practice sound public administration). Manage the project on completed disciplinary proceedings on financial misconduct and ensure that an accurate database is maintained on financial misconduct cases reported by all national and provincial departments. Conduct and manage the evaluation and the promotion of the Constitutional Values and Principles as per section 195 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. Monitor and report on the implementation of the PSC recommendations and directions (quarterly and bi- annually) and produce section 196 report inputs. Provide strategic support to the Office and Commission in the execution of the mandate of the PSC. Strategically plan and oversee the work of the Directorate. Provide advice to stakeholders on best practice in the public administration. Manage staff and the financial resource of the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES                            : Ms TT Mashikinya Tel No: (012) 352 1139

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