DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

CLOSING DATE : 23 February 2024

NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the 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 (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience). All required information on the Z83 application form must be provided. Other related documentation such as copies of qualifications, identity document, driver’s license etc need not to accompany the application when applying for a post as such documentation must only be produced by shortlisted candidates during the interview date in line with DPSA circular 19 of 2022. With reference to applicants bearing professional or occupational registration, fields provided in Part B of the Z83 must be completed as these fields are regarded as compulsory and such details must also be included in the applicants CV. For posts requiring a driver’s license, annotate such details on CV. Failure to complete or disclose all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant. No late, applications will be accepted. A SAQA evaluation certificate must accompany foreign qualification/s (only when shortlisted). Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. 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 (only when shortlisted). 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 shortlisted candidates only. If you do not hear from us within three (3) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. 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.

Branch: Infrastructure Management: Head Office Environmental Impact Monitoring

SALARY : R1 146 540 – R1 308 036 per annum, (all-inclusive OSD salary package)

CENTRE : Pretoria Head Office

REQUIREMENTS : A Civil Engineering degree (B. Eng/BSc (Eng) with an interest in hydraulic, environmental and geotechnical engineering. Six (6) years post qualification relevant experience. Compulsory unexpired registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineer. The disclosure of a valid unexpired driver’s license. Experience in water use, waste management, water resources infrastructure design and mining facilities design and operation and review procedures. Good working knowledge of National Environment Management Act (NEMA), National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA), National Water Act (NWA), Water Resources Infrastructure Development, ECSA Board Notices, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and associatedlegislation. Knowledge of programme and project management. Knowledge and experience in engineering, legal and operational compliance, technical drawing interpretation, risk management, technical report writing, research and development skills, engineering and professional judgement,communication, excellent literacy and numeracy skills both verbal and written. Computer skills, people management skills, planning and organising. Conflict management, negotiation skills and change management. Strategic capability and leadership, problem solving and analysis, decision making, team leadership, creativity, financial management, customer focus and responsiveness. Preference will be given to a self-motivated candidate who demonstrate a master’s or equivalent post-graduate level knowledge in geotechnical engineering and geosynthetics and who takes responsibility for their actions and possess a strong ethics base.

DUTIES : Integration of environmental requirements in planning and design of water resources infrastructure. Evaluate water use license applications designs including those of waste management and mining facilities. Advise other chief directorates on civil design specifications to ensure compliance with environmental statutes and other relevant prescripts. Evaluating, editing and authorising all designs, reports, engineering drawings and specifications. Provide professional and technical advice on support services within the Directorate as well as to other directorates and organizations. Keep abreast with the latest developments in the fields of Integrated Environmental Engineering and formulating new guidelines and standards to reflect the latest trends. Mentoring and training graduate trainees, candidate engineers and technicians. Provide leadership and guidance to production engineers. Managing administrative, financial and personnel-related functions.

ENQUIRIES : Mr Karl Bester Tel No: (012) 336 7119

APPLICATIONS : Pretoria (Head Office): Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Delta Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION : Planning, Recruitment & Selection Unit

NOTE : This appointment will be made on the minimum notch of the salary range, however, a higher notch within the salary range of Grade A will be considered based in relation to the provisions of the Public Service Regulation 2016 as amended, i.e. provision of the candidate’s current salary advice.