DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SERVICES (REF: 2018-19 / 002)
REGIONAL MANAGER – REGION 1, 2 AND 3
08/10/2018
DIRECTOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (REF: 2018-19 / 003)
08/10/2018

DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SERVICES (REF: 2018-19 / 002)

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OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER

POSITION : DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SERVICES (REF: 2018-19 / 002)

 FIXED TERM CONTRACT

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • B-Degree in Social Sciences / Public Administration / Law or equivalent
  • Five (5) years’ administrative experience, of which at least two (2) years must be at senior management level
  • Professional registration with the relevant professional body will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local government environment
  • Strategic leadership, financial and project management skills
  • Valid Code EB driver’s license
  • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy, legislation, institutional governance systems and performance management
  • Computer Literate in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and MS Power Point
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to strategically plan, negotiate and communicate at all spheres of government and with all stakeholders
  • A Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD) / Municipal Finance Management Programme (MFMP) / Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme (ELMDP) will be an added advantage. Should the successful applicant not possess such minimum competencies or be in the process of acquiring such competencies, such must be acquired or finalized / obtained within 18 months from the date of appointment.
  • A relevant Postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage.

LEADING AND CORE COMPETENCIES:

The successful applicant must possess the following Leading and Core Competencies as per Notice 21 of Government Gazette No. 37245 dated 17 January 2014:

  • Strategic Direction and Leadership
  • People Management
  • Program and Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Change Leadership
  • Governance Leadership

Core Competencies: moral competence, planning and organizing, analysis and innovation, knowledge and information management, communication skills (written and verbal), results and quality focus driven, honesty and integrity.

Applicants must be computer literate and be in possession of a valid driver’s license.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:

  • of relevant policies and legislation
  • of institutional governance systems and performance management
  • of Council operations and delegation of powers
  • of the following Community Services divisional support services: Solid waste management, environmental management, bio-diversity open spaces, emergency and disaster management, traffic and security, cemetery management, facility management, information services

 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

As the Director Community Services, the incumbent will take responsibility for overall performance in the following areas:

  • To manage the provision, maintenance and operations of parks, public open spaces, sports facilities, cemeteries and libraries
  • To render fire and rescue services to the community, to assist in protecting lives, properties, critical infrastructure and the environment from natural disasters.
  • Manage the rendering of efficient protection service to ensure the safety of the community including efficient and sustainable traffic, law enforcement services to all road users and the community.
  • To manage the rendering of solid waste management service in accordance with applicable legislation, by-laws and standards.
  • Budget and expenditure control of the department.
  • Promote organizational development and inter-governmental relations
  • Ensure legal compliance in terms of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Ensure compliance of all legal aspects and conditions required from the different spheres of Government
  • Financial management – prepare and manage the Budget of the Directorate
  • Manage the human resources of the Directorate
  • Provide institutional support to the offices of the Executive Mayor and Municipal Manager
  • Co-ordinate and implement ordinances, policies and by-laws relevant to the department
  • Policy development
  • Compilation of operational guidelines and procedures

REMUNERATION PACKAGE:

R1 097 024.00 (minimum) / R1 305 982.00 (midpoint) / R1 514 940.00 (maximum)

The offer of remuneration will be determined by competencies, qualifications and experience as per the Local Government Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, read together with the guidelines as set out in Notice 1092 published in Government Gazette No. 41173 dated 10 October 2017, Upper Limits of Total Remuneration Packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers.

This position is a fixed term contract, which period will not exceed a period ending one year after the elections of the next Council of the Govan Mbeki Municipality.

The successful applicant will be required to sign an Employment Contract & Performance Agreement as well as undergo the required Competency Assessments as per the Local Government Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers

Qualification and employment verification as well as criminal record and credit record enquiries will be performed as part of the screening process for all shortlisted candidates. Competency assessments must be undertaken by candidates who are recommended for appointment. Further enquiries may be directed to Ms J Cloete at (017) 620 6024 during office hours.

Govan Mbeki Municipality is committed to the achievement and compliance of diversity and employment equity, especially in terms of race, gender and disability.

 

Faxed or e-mailed applications and those without abovementioned accompanying documents will NOT be considered.

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 26 October 2018

 

Govan Mbeki Municipality reserves the right not to fill the advertised post and/or re-advertise the post. If you do not hear from us within three (3) months after the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Qualifying applicants are required to submit their applications on the official Govan Mbeki application form for Senior Managers which is available from our website: www.govanmbeki.gov.za. All applications must be accompanied by a detailed CV, originally certified copies of qualifications, ID, driver’s license and cover letter, which indicates the position applied for. Applications must be sent via post to: The  Municipal Manager, Govan Mbeki Municipality, Private Bag X1017, Secunda, 2302 or be hand delivered to: the Office of the Municipal Manager, Municipal Offices, Horwood Street, Secunda.