DWS: Clerks, Control officers, Groundmen, General Workers, Cleaners, Handyman (Nationwide)

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

CLOSING DATE : 23 April 2021

NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email 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.



POST 12/52 : SENIOR WATER CONTROL OFFICER REF NO: 230421/17 (X5 POSTS)

Branch: NWRI Northern Operations

SALARY : R208 584 per annum (Level 06)

CENTRE : Tzaneen Area Office: Nzhelele Dam (X2 Posts)

Nandoni Dam (X1 Post)

Middle Letaba (X1 Post)

Glen Alpine Dam (X 1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade 12 certificate. Mathematical literacy as an added advantage. Internal water control courses will be added as an advantage. One (1) to three (3) years in water control related functions. Knowledge in controlling and managing the water distribution for all Government Water Schemes, State Dams, Irrigation Boards, Water Use Associations, Canals, and Rivers within the provincial management operations and clusters. Knowledge in water related policy implementation. Knowledge in financial management act and human resources. Knowledge and implementations in OHS act. Monitoring and evaluation principles. Knowledge in supporting water utilisation and water resource strategy. Knowledge of drought and flood management. Understanding of government legislation. Knowledge in grievance and disciplinary procedures. Knowledge in monitoring and reporting water pollution and alien vegetation. Knowledge in basic civil, mechanical and electrical maintenance. Extensive travelling and performing duties away from the office for periods of time.

DUTIES : Assist with the controlling of the opening and closing of sluices according to schedule. Keep records of all information as well as meter readings for purpose of correct billing. Plan and prioritize duties for subordinates. Control water distribution according to regulations on a daily basis. Perform minor maintenance on structures, dams, fences and sluices. Compile disposal report for the scheme. Produce flood warning list of all water users/clients and do flood control. Present progress report in respect of tasks. Collections and safe keeping of equipment and supplies daily. Control time register and leave forms. Routine dam inspections of hydrological data including water meter readings. Assist with Health and Safety regulations on the scheme.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. KS Thantsha Tel No: (015) 307 8600

APPLICATIONS : Tzaneen Area Office: Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to TZNrecruitment@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Mr S Murunzi



POST 12/53 : SENIOR WATER CONTROL OFFICER REF NO: 230421/18

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations

SALARY : R208 584 per annum (Level 06)

CENTRE : Wagendrieft Dam

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade 12 certificate. One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in water plant related functions. A valid drivers license (Attach a copy). Knowledge in controlling and managing the water distribution for all Government Waterworks within the Area Office’s jurisdiction. Policy implementation. Monitoring and evaluation principles. Knowledge in managing human resources. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act. Knowledge in supporting water utilization and water resource strategy. Knowledge of flood control. Understanding of Government legislation.

DUTIES : Monitor, analyze and record all relevant dam readings. Compile working schedule and be able to work overtime. Report faults, Apply safety and health regulations to the schemes. Evaluate the on job training.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Bhengu Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Wagendrieft Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to the subject line EopsRecruitment2@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. T Sindane



POST 12/54 : SENIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK (TRANSPORT) REF NO: 230421/19

Branch: Chief Operations Office: Free State: Auxiliary Services

SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Bloemfontein

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade 12 certificate or equivalent. A valid drivers license, PDP will be an added advantage (Attach copies). Knowledge of clerical duties, practices as well as the ability to operate computer and collecting statistics. Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework governing the Public Service. Knowledge of working procedures in terms of the working environment. Computer skills. Planning and organizational skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Interpersonal relations, flexibility, teamwork.

DUTIES : Manage and control departmental vehicles, keep and update the asset register, compile management reports with regard to transport within the region. Coordinate transport and ensure optimal utilization of vehicles at all times. Exercise control over the maintenance of and expenditure involved in use of vehicles. Ensure the proper completion and regular scrutiny of all records and returns concerning transport. Ensure that all vehicles are kept in a roadworthy condition and that they are serviced on a regular basis. Ensure that all instructions relevant to the use, operation and maintenance of vehicles are complied with. Compile the weekly/monthly transport expenditure reports. Verification of log sheets against the invoices received from the service provider and prepares monthly reports thereof. Attend to accidents and compile reports on related vehicles. Ensure timeous replacement of vehicles andfacilitate licensing of government vehicles. Conduct regular inspections of PhakisaWorld vehicles as well as subsidised vehicles. Monitor the payment of traffic fines. Administer subsidy vehicles by: Verifying accuracy of log sheets and submitting them to the service provider, Capture submitted logsheets on the system, inspection of subsidy vehicles and reporting non-compliance. The official will also be responsible for test driving newly appointed employees that are required to drive departmental vehicles. The applicants will be required to undergo driving test.

ENQUIRIES : Ms M Maema Tel No: (051) 405 9000

APPLICATIONS : Free State (Bloemfontein): Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to FSRecruitment@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. L Wymers



POST 12/55 : FINANCE CLERK PRODUCTION REF NO: 230421/20

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations: Management Accounting

SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Midmar Dam

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade12 certificate. Financial management experience and SAP certificate will be an added advantage. Knowledge of financial management related legislations i.e. PFMA and its regulations and SCM regulations. GAAP Standards. Confidentiality, integrity, honesty, time management and good interpersonal relation skills. Basic knowledge of financial management.

DUTIES : Receive invoices from venders and keep accurate invoice register. Liaise with different sections within the department regarding source documents. Compile source documents and capture invoices to pay vendors including processing of journals on SAP System. Check and capture of payroll allowances and deductions, overtime, standby on PERSAL System including attending to related queries. Ensure that all related filing is systematically completed. Request all SAP related reports when needed. Oder and distribute all stationery. Perform cashier duties including handling petty cash, receiving and banking of state money and issuing of receipts.

ENQUIRIES : Ms V. Bridglall Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Midmar Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to the subject line EopsRecruitment4@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. T Sindane



POST 12/56 : FINANCE CLERK PRODUCTION REF NO: 230421/21 (X2 POSTS)

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations Revenue Management

SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Midmar Dam

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade12 certificate. Financial management experience and SAP certificate will be an added advantage. Knowledge of financial management related legislations i.e. PFMA and its regulations and SCM regulations. GAAP Standards. Confidentiality, integrity, honesty, time management and good interpersonal relation skills. Basic knowledge of financial management.

DUTIES : Reconcile customer’s accounts; attend customer queries; provide customers with status and summary of accounts, filing and record keeping, printing and forwarding statements on request to customers, investigating closed and cancelled accounts, customer service and reporting.

ENQUIRIES : Ms K. Nzuza Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Midmar Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to the subject line EopsRecruitment4@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. T Sindane







POST 12/57 : HUMAN RESOURCE CLERK PRODUCTION REF NO: 230421/22

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations

SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Midmar Dam

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade12 certificate. Basic knowledge of Human Resources prescripts. Knowledge of Registry duties, practices as well as ability to capture data and operate computer. Knowledge of the Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations. Working knowledge of Persal System. An understanding of legislative framework governing the Public Services, Knowledge of storage and retrieval procedures in terms of the working environment. Interpersonal relations, flexibility and team work. Problem solving and analysis.

DUTIES : Implement Human Resource Administration practice. Recruitment and Selection (advertising, appointments, transfers, verification of qualifications, secretariat functions at interviews and probationary reports). Implement conditions of services (leave, housing, medical aid, injury on duty, long service recognition, overtime, relocation, pension, allowances and PILIR). Termination of service. Address Human Resource Administration enquiries. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders. Keep filing records up to date. Keep and maintain the attendance register of the component. Provide HR Registry services. Keep filing system of HR personnel updated. Ensure that movements of files are recorded. Open and closing files.

ENQUIRIES : Mr M. Mncwabe Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Midmar Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to the subject line EopsRecruitment5@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Mr. M Mncwabe



POST 12/58 : ACCOUNTING CLERK: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING REF NO: 230421/23

Branch: Chief Operations Office: Free State

Div: Financial Accounting

SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Bloemfontein

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior/Grade 12 certificate or equivalent with Accounting as a passed subject. Basic knowledge of financial functions, practices as well as the ability to capture data, operate a computer and collate financial statistics. Basic knowledge and insight of the Public Service financial legislations, procedures and Treasury regulations (PFMA, DORA, PSA, PSR, PPPFA, Financial Manual). Knowledge of basic financial operating systems (PERSAL, BAS, LOGIS, SAP). Knowledge management skills. Problem solving and analysis. Client orientation and customer focus. Good communication skills. Be computer literate. Accountability and ethical conduct.

DUTIES : Receive invoices and record on invoice register, check and capture transactions on Persal; Check and capture Sundry Payments, receipts, Journals on SAP. Request reports on Persal and SAP. Be responsible for cashier functions. Safekeeping of cash and face value documents. Replenish Petty Cash when required. Be responsible for payroll administration. Distribution of salary and supplementary payslips to officials, update registers, compile sundry payments for big creditors; assist with clearing and monthly reporting of suspense accounts. Ensure monthly statements for creditors are reconciled. Compile monthly reports.

ENQUIRIES : Ms B. Keele Tel No: (051) 405 9000

APPLICATIONS : Free State (Bloemfontein): Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to FSRecruitment@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. L Wymers



POST 12/59 : SECURITY OFFICER REF NO: 230421/24

Branch: NWRI Northern Operations

SALARY : R173 703 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Mokolo Pump Station

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior / Grade 12 certificate. One (1) to (2) years’ experience in the security industry, preferably in NKP environment. A valid Grade C New PSIRA Registration certificate. National Key Point Certificate. A valid SAPS Firearm issued competency certificate (Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol). Registration with PSIRA. Firearm competency. A valid driver’s license. (Attach a copy). The appointment will be subject to positive screening results. Interpersonal relationship. Knowledge of relevant legislation. Problem solving and analysis. Knowledge of security Code of conduct. Good listening skills.

DUTIES : Conduct guarding, patrolling and escorting at the National Key Point. Ensure that the premises are properly secured. Conduct investigations where incidents occurred. Ensure prohibition of unauthorised entry and removal of equipment’s. Searching, responding to alarms. Recording of all incidents are recorded in the occurrence books/registers.

ENQUIRIES : Mr MS Nesamari Tel No: (012) 200 9011

APPLICATIONS : Mokolo Pump Station. Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to HBPrecruitment@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Mr S Murunzi



POST 12/60 : WATER CONTROL AID REF NO: 230421/25 (X10 POSTS)

Branch: NWRI Northern Operations

SALARY : R145 281 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE : Tzaneen Area Office: Nzhelele Canals (X5 Posts)

Vondo Dam (X1 Post)

Levhuvhu Canals (X1 Post)

Sterkrivier Canal (X1 Post)

Middle Letaba (X1 Post)

Nandoni Dam (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : A Senior / Grade 12 certificate or Adult Education Training (AET). Good verbal, writing and reading skills. Basic knowledge in controlling and managing the water distribution for all Government water works. Basic understanding in occupational Health and safety. Basic knowledge of flood control. Basic understanding of record keeping.

DUTIES : Opening and closing of sluices according to scheme regulations. Handling the water distribution sheet according to scheme regulations. Perform minor maintenance on structures, fencing and sluices. Assist with opening of blocked pipes and canals. Remove of algae and water grass in canals regularly. Conduct daily inspections on section. Report holes on embankments and any irregularly on canals to Water Control Officer. Look for cracks in measuring structures and report defects. Stagnant water on the embankments must be reported. Painting of sluices and long weir sluices. Ensure that sluice numbers are clearly marked. Keep canal grids clean. Keep gauge plates clean. Keep structures clean and their surroundings. Keep inlet hole to measuring box always open. Clean and lock always the post boxes. Repair minor wash outs. Repair equipment when necessary. Keep equipment’s safe and lock the store room always.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. KS Thantsha Tel No: (015) 307 8600

APPLICATIONS : Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number and preferred centre to TZNrecruitment@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Mr S Murunzi



POST 12/61 : GENERAL FOREMAN REF NO: 230421/26 (X2 POSTS)

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations

SALARY : R145 281 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE : Ntshingwayo Dam and Goedertrouw Dam

REQUIREMENTS : A Grade 8 certificate or equivalent qualification with one (1) to two (2) years’ experience in maintaining general work of mechanical maintenance and repairs. A valid driver’s licence (Attach a copy). Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Procedures. Basic knowledge in controlling and maintaining bulk water supply maintenance on equipment and grounds, Knowledge in routine inspection of equipment and grounds. Understanding of Public Administration and Government legislation. Basic knowledge in supporting water utilization and water resource strategy. Good verbal and writing communication skills. Numerical Literacy is strongly required. Basic knowledge of Sluices and valves.

DUTIES : Maintenance of mechanical bulk water infrastructure and construction equipment. Repair damaged equipment and refers equipment to other service providers for repairs. Conduct general routine inspection of grounds and equipment, supervise subordinates, keep water measurement gauge plates clean and look for cracks in measuring structures and report defects. Report irregularities in regard to dam equipment and grounds in accordance to scheme regulations, ensure equipment and grounds are in good condition and no burrowing of animals on the embankment and underground takes place, Ensure that stagnant water on the embankment is reported to the water control officer. Stock control of all resources under the general foreman’s jurisdiction. Ensure the proper records keeping of repaired equipment. Keep job cards up to date and repair minor equipment, Compile safe working conditions in line with safety regulations.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Bhengu Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Ntshingwayo Dam and Goedertrouw Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number and preferred centre to the subject line

EopsRecruitment2@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. T Sindane



POST 12/62 : DRIVER/OPERATOR: WORKSHOP REF NO: 230421/27

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations

SALARY : R122 595 per annum (Level 03)

CENTRE : Midmar Dam

REQUIREMENTS : A Grade 10 certificate or equivalent qualification. A valid EB (code 14) Driver’s License and PDP. One (1) to three (3) years proven experience in a mechanical workshop. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety. Ability to solve problems. Ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge in driving services, operating services, organizational policies and procedures as well as process flow. Basic knowledge in technical services. The incumbent of this post will be required to travel extensively to various remote work sites.

DUTIES : Operate all heavy/ light equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Perform daily safety and maintenance checks, Ensure all equipment is safely secured and stored. Drive a 10T truck mounted with crane, transporting goods, tools and materials to and from various work sites. Assist Artisans in carrying out mechanical maintenance work in KZN Region in accordance with Departmental specifications and standards. Comply with OHS Act requirement in working environment. Report faults and non-compliance in a working environment. Assist in cleaning tools, equipment and immediate area around working site. Assist in loading and offloading of tools, equipment and materials. Initiating, investigating, and implementing operational improvements in and around Government Water Schemes and related facilities in KZN Region.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Mathonsi Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Midmar Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to the subject line EopsRecruitment3@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. T Sindane



POST 12/63 : HANDYMAN REF NO: 230421/28 (X3 POSTS)

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations

SALARY : R122 595 per annum (Level 03)

CENTRE : Midmar Dam

REQUIREMENTS : An ABET Certificate. One (1) to two (2) years’ experience in performing manual work. A valid driver’s license (Attach a copy). Knowledge of machinery repairs, service and maintenance. Do manual duties and receive instructions from supervisor. Physical fitness. Willingness to travel extensively and work extended hours when required. Basic knowledge of hand tools and power tools. Basic understanding of Government legislations. Basic knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety procedures.

DUTIES : Assist Mechanical Artisan and Senior Handyman in execution of maintenance, repairs and services of machinery and mechanical installations in various dams in KZN Region. Carry tools and equipment and keep them in a good condition. Report unsafe conditions to supervisor.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Mathonsi Tel No: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Midmar Dam: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to EopsRecruitment3@dws.gov.za

FOR ATTENTION : Ms. T Sindane



POST 12/64 : TRADESMAN AID WORKSHOP REF NO: 230421/29

Branch: NWRI Eastern Operations

SALARY : R122 595 per annum (Level 03)

CENTRE : Midmar Dam

REQUIREMENTS : An ABET Certificate. One (1) to two (2) years’ experience. Ability to read various water meters and gauge plates. A valid driver’s license (Attach a copy). Basic knowledge in maintenance of structures and managing the water distribution for all Government Water Works within the Area Office’s jurisdiction. Be physical fit. Good communication skills and ability to work in a team, Ability to work under supervision and independently. Experience in the field of maintenance. Must have a basic knowledge of floods controlling. Basic knowledge of Occupational Health and