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Branch: Chief Operations Office: Mpumalanga – Institutional Oversight

SALARY: R495 219 per annum (OSD)

CENTRE: Bronkhorstspruit

REQUIREMENTS: A four (4) year degree or equivalent qualification in Natural or Environmental Sciences. Six years’ post-qualification experience in the environmental and water management field, waste management, industries, rural and urban development. Understanding of the Department’s role and policy with respect to water resource management. Knowledge of National Water Act, 36 of 1998, Water Services Act, 108 of 1997, and related policies and guidelines. Understanding the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management. Innovative thinking and networking skills. Knowledge of Human Resource Policies. Proven management and negotiation skills. Ability to work productively in an environment consisting of multi-disciplinary internal and external DWS staff and stakeholders. Computer literacy. A valid driver’s license (certified copy must be attached). Good communication (verbal and written), presentation, and report writing skills. Able to provide technical and scientific support to other DWS functions as well as the ability to capacitate and act as a mentor and supervisor to junior staff. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with communities and stakeholder groups.

DUTIES: Lead and supervise the development of policies and strategies to manage impacts on water resources in accordance with the National Water Act, 1998 (Act 36 of 1998) and other Departmental policies and strategies. Play a role in the budgeting and expenditure for the Directorate. Provide specialist input and supervise the evaluation of license applications, reports, and other documents submitted in accordance with legislation, policy, procedures, and guidelines relevant to Water Quality Management and make recommendations regarding the issuing of licenses. Be involved in the management of projects relevant to the management of water resources management initiated by the Department. Ensure transparent governance through negotiations, capacity building, and liaison with existing and potential users of the water resource, whose use may contribute to the deterioration of water quality and the users affected by or interested in the potentially detrimental water use such as communities, NGO’s, local provincial and national government

ENQUIRIES: Mr. Shibambo S Tel No: (013) 759 7326

APPLICATIONS: Bronkhorstspruit Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to


APPLICATIONS: Applications may be posted to: Human Resource Management, Department of Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X 22 Arcadia 0083 or Hand deliver to: 509 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, 2nd Floor Pencardia 1 Building or


CLOSING DATE: 27 November 2020

NOTE: The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to a security clearance process and the verification of educational qualification certificates. Applications must be submitted on form Z.83 (application form), obtainable from any Public Service department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified ID and copies of qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be considered. It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment. Candidates of persons whose appointment will promote representativity will receive preference. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity by achieving all numerical targets as contained in the Department’s Employment Equity Plan. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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