Public Works and Infrastructure Circular 36 of 2021



The Department of Public Works is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The intention is to promote representativity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and with persons whose appointment will promote representativity, will receive preference. An indication by candidates in this regard will facilitate the processing of applications. If no suitable candidates from the unrepresented groups can be recruited, candidates from the represented groups will be considered. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS                     : May be forwarded to the correct regional office/centre: applications may be

forwarded to: Head Office Applications: Post: The Director-General, Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand-delivery: The CGO Building, Corner Bosman and Madiba Streets, Pretoria. For Attention: Ms. N.P. Mudau.

Cape Town Regional Office: The Regional Manager, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X9027, Cape Town, 8000. Or Hand Deliver at Ground floor, Customs House, Lower Heerengracht Street, Cape Town. Register the application in the book. For Attention: Ms. C Rossouw

Durban Regional Applications: The Regional Manager, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X54315, Durban, 4000. Corner Dr Pixley Kasem and Samora Machel Streets Durban. For Attention: Ms NS Nxumalo

CLOSING DATE                     : 29 October 2021 at 16H00

NOTE                                       :          All  short-listed candidates  will  be subjected  to  a compulsory   competency-

based assessment as part of the interview process. It will be expected of the successful candidate to undergo a competency assessment and sign a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance. Kindly take note that with effect from 01 January 2021, DPSA approved the new Z83 Application Form (obtainable from any Public Service department); applicants are requested to use the new application form as failure to do so will result in their application being disqualified. The Z83 form must be signed when submitted, however for purpose of certification of documents HODs are referred to circular 35 of 2019 and circular 10 of 2020. To streamline the recruitment process to be more responsive to the public, as well as to create more protective measures during the pandemic by avoiding over-crowding and curb the costs incurred by applicants such measures should include the following regarding certification: Advertisement and accompanying notes must clearly capture the requirements for the certification to reflect that applicants must submit copies of qualifications, identity document and driver’s licence (where applicable) and any other relevant documents, such copies need not be certified when applying for the post. The communication from the HR of the department regarding requirements of certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates. Therefore only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from HR. The application for employment Form (Z83) provides under the sectional “additional information” that candidates who are selected for interviews will be requested to furnish additional certified information that may be requested to make final decision. It must be borne in mind that when a document is certified as a true copy of an original, the certifier only confirms it being a true copy of the original presented. Therefore, the certification process does not provide validation of the authenticity of the original document. The validation occurs when the documents is verified for authenticity. Regulation 67 (9) requires the executive authority to ensure that he or she is fully satisfied of the claims being made and these read with Regulations (57) (c) which requires the finalisation of Personnel Suitability Checks in order to verify claims and check the candidate for purpose of being fit and proper for employment. Applications not complying with the above will be disqualified. Should you not have heard from us within the next months, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Note: It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that foreign and other qualifications are evaluated by SAQA. Recognition of prior learning will only be considered on submission of proof by candidates. Kindly note that appointment will be subject to verification


of qualifications and a security clearance. Faxed or late applications will NOT be accepted. Shortlisted candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes. Should you not have heard from us within the next months, please regard your application as unsuccessful.




POST 36/157                          :            ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ACQUISITION – GOODS AND SERVICES REF

NO: 2021/323


SALARY                                  :            R376 596 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Head Office (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS                  : A three year tertiary qualification (NQF level 6) in Supply Chain Management/

Purchasing Management/ Public Management/ Logistics Management and relevant years’ experience in Procurement / Supply Chain Management. Experience in Goods and Services Procurement will be an added advantage. Knowledge of Supply Chain Management Framework, procurement related legislation and regulations, including the Public Finance Management Act, Code of Conduct for Supply Chain Management Practitioners, Treasury Regulations and Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, National Treasury Practice Notes and Guides. Understanding of government procurement systems and processes within the Goods and Services environment. Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage confidential information, advanced interpersonal and negotiation skills, problem solving skills, decision making skills and computer literacy are critical competency areas. The ability to work and deliver under pressure and within tight time frames is essential.

DUTIES                                    :          Manage, execute, facilitate, support supervise, and performance manage the

following SCM functions – Demand: Conduct needs assessments by collecting and analyzing relevant data, categorizing commodities and confirming availability of funds, Coordinate and collate business/line functions’ and Regional inputs for procurement plans, Conduct a market and industry analysis, Identify/implement preference points system and appropriate goals per commodity in terms of preferential procurement policy objectives, Oversee; coordinate and advise on the process of drafting specifications/terms of reference and special conditions of contract. Acquisitions: ensure that the bid/quotation processes are compliant and fully executed within the requisite legislative and regulatory frameworks and stipulations. Determine the effectiveness of the implementation of the Devolution system. Facilitate the invitation process of quotations from the suppliers on the database using the correct evaluation methods. Oversee utilization of CSD in quotation processes. Implement measures to eliminate fraud and corruption within SCM. Implement measures to eliminate fraud and corruption within SCM. Render support to Head office and regional offices on Devolution System regularly SCM Performance Reporting: Consolidate monthly Head Office and Regional Offices’ inputs to produce SCM performance reports against the Annual Performance Plan, Collate data; prepare reports and presentations for management use, Monitor and report on BBBEE/Preferential Procurement spending in terms of the Department’s targets and report on a weekly/monthly basis on performance against the Procurement Plan. Risk Management: participate, support and provide assistance in the conduct of the annual SCM Risk Assessment and development of the SCM risk universe, response plan and quarterly strategic/operational risk reports. Regularity Audit Support: Coordinate Internal and External Audit engagement processes, steer the SCM response process and provide analysis of audit queries, management responses and Audit conclusions. Ensure timeous reporting to Treasury and Auditor General (AG). Perform any other assigned duties in relation to the implementation of the Supply Chain Management system of the PMTE/DPWI.

ENQUIRIES                            :            Mr. X Makhonco Tel No: (012) 406 1760

Application Enquiries: URS Response Handling Tel No: (012) 811 1900


POST 36/158                          :            ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING REF NO: 2021/324


SALARY                                  :            R376 596 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Durban Regional Office

REQUIREMENTS                  :            A three year tertiary qualification (NQF level 6) in Financial Accounting or

equivalent qualification. Minimum five years’ experience of which at least two


years is at supervisory level. Knowledge of transversal systems like Persal, Sage & Archibus will be an added advantage. Extensive knowledge and understanding of PFMA, Treasury Regulations, GRAP and modified cash accounting frameworks. Skills: Strong analytical and communication skills (both written & verbal), computer literate with advanced Ms Excel skills and good interpersonal skills. Presentation skills, planning and organizing, problem solving, diplomacy, ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and strong negotiation skills.

DUTIES                                    : Successful candidate will: Consolidate financial statement inputs for the

Region and submit to H/O; Provide monthly reporting to Management and H/O; Co-ordinate audit processes for the Region; Ensure processing of invoices within 30 days; Management of all Debtors accounts and clearing of suspense accounts; Maintain accounts payable (creditors), accounts receivable (debtors) and payroll; Ensure validity of all transactions on Sage; Reconciliation of business systems. Supervision & development of all staff in the component. Ensure implementation of internal controls and financial policies and procedures. Ensure effective utilization of the department`s resources. Ensure implementation of audit recommendations. Provide support and financial advice to line managers. Ensure successful implementation of PMDS for the Unit. Provide overall support to management and line function. Ensure effective communication with all stakeholders for the Department which includes internal & external clients. Identify shortcomings and training needs for the Unit

ENQUIRIES                            : Ms. DC Mngoma Tel No: (031) 314 7018/Ms. BV Ngubane, Tel No: (031) 314


Application Enquiries: URS Response Handling Tel No: (012) 811 1900


POST 36/159                          : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING REF NO: 2021/325


SALARY                                  :            R376 596 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Cape Town Regional Office

REQUIREMENTS                  : A three year tertiary qualification (NQF level 6) in Finance/ Accounting with

Accounting as a major subject. Relevant practical experience in financial accounting environment. Computer literate (MS Excel and Word). Good verbal and written communication skills, attention to details. Knowledge of Basic Accounting System (BAS), SAGE, PMIS, WCS, PESAL PFMA and Treasury Regulations.

DUTIES                                    : The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: Monitoring and

controlling of finances and financial systems (Sundry Payments, Salaries, Debtors, Revenue and Suspense accounts. Monitor and control compliance with financial processes and ensure that they comply with policies and regulations. Ensuring that reconciliations of various financial system is done on monthly bases. Review work of subordinates to ensure that they comply with regulations. Rendering of support to subordinates and other sections on financial matters. Ensuring that invoices are paid within 30 days of receipt. Management of Staff and PMIS Debtors. Provide financial support services to assist with financial reporting and reconciliation functions. Liaise and interact with various stakeholders to provide and/or acquire financial information as and when required. Liaise regarding ledger allocations, system challenges and reconciliations. Resolve payment and other queries. Provide appropriate responses to audit queries and ensure measures are implemented effectively and efficiently to prevent recurrences of such queries. Manage personnel administration of subordinates.

ENQUIRIES                            :            Ms. N.A. Ndiyane Tel No: (021) 402 2108

Application Enquiries: URS Response Handling Tel No: (012) 811 1900.


POST 36/160                          :            ARTISANS: WORKSHOP (X5 POSTS)


SALARY                                  : R190 653 per annum

CENTRE                                  : Cape Town Regional Office Electrician Ref No: 2021/ 326 A (X2 Posts)

Cape Town Regional Office- Carpenter Ref No: 2021/ 326 B (X1 Post) Langabaan- Carpenter Ref No: 2021/ 326 C (X1 Post)

Oudtshoorn- – Electrician Ref No: 2021/ 326 D (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS                  :        Proof of passing a trade test in terms of the provision of Section 13(2)(h) of the

Manpower training act, 1981, as amended or a certificate issued under the provision of the repeal section 27 of the Act with relevant years of an experience with code 8 valid driver`s License. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act 85, 1993 and Regulations. It is expected of an official to


have a general knowledge to their respective Trades. Must have General knowledge of tools, equipment and machinery in the workshop.

DUTIES                                    : The successful candidate must be able to compile material quantities per

project, will be required to maintain all Government Buildings including new work to buildings, must be willing to work overtime if and when required, and compile progress reports on projects and monitor Artisan assistants and Learners. Report directly to Artisan Superintendent. Must have vast knowledge of OHSAct 85 of 1993. It will be expected of the incumbent to climb ladders for inspection, to work in a confined space and do maintenance in the government building/adherence requirement of the job is applicable.

ENQUIRIES                            : Porta Nova MLG Tel No: 021 402 2348, Stephens M Tel No: 021 402 2334,

Mudau T Tel No: 021 402 2333

Application Enquiries: URS Response Handling Tel No: (012) 811 1900.


POST 36/161                          : MESSENGER: WORKSHOPS REF NO: 2021/327


SALARY                                  :            R102 534 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Cape Town Regional Office

REQUIREMENTS                  : A Senior Certificate/Grade and relevant messenger experience. A valid

Driver’s License with PDP. Good communication skills and interpersonal skills. Have the ability to work under pressure and ability to meet tight deadlines. The ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with co- workers, staff and external clients, and work effectively in a professional team environment.

DUTIES                                    : The successful candidates will be responsible for collect, distribute circulars,

correspondence, packages, files and documents. Collect and deliver mail to and from the Post Office. Collect, sort and distribute mail to line functionaries and relevant officials within the Department and to external clients. Collect, distribute mail to and from other Department/ External clients and receive signatures from recipients. Ensure all mails/ documents/ parcels are collected from Registry as per schedule. It will be expected of the incumbent to do a lots of walking. The incumbent should be reliable, self-discipline, sober at all times, must have sense of ownership. Attend to admin duties as requested by the supervisor and must be familiar with OHSAct 85 of 1993.

ENQUIRIES                            : Mr M Gazi Tel No: (021) 402 2185/ Mr M Stephens Tel No: (021) 402 2334

Application Enquiries: URS Response Handling Tel No: (012) 811 1900.

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