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Branch: Chief Operations Office-Kwazulu-Natal

SALARY: R446 202 per annum (OSD)

CENTRE: Durban

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma in Engineering or relevant qualification. Six (6) years post qualification technical Engineering experience. Compulsory registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineering Technician (Attach proof of registration). A valid driver’s license (Attach a copy). Water resources related experience is a recommendation. Knowledge and understanding of the National Water Act, (Act 36 of 1998). Good computer literacy and computer programming skills, GIS knowledge and skills will be an added advantage. Good communication skills (verbal and written) and negotiation skills.

DUTIES: Responsible for Water Resource Management (WRM) within the Pongola to UMzimkhulu Water Management Area (WMA) with particular emphasis on Registration and Identification of unregistered water users. The Validation and Verification of water use, for individual users as well as Irrigation Boards and Water User Associations. Assessment of water uses licensing taking cognizance of hydrological, environmental, social and other factors. Attend to water resource-related queries. Produce monthly reports on the WRM within the KZN region. Travel extensively as and when required.

ENQUIRIES: Mr N Chinsamy Tel No: (031) 336 2700

APPLICATIONS : Durban: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to


CLOSING DATE: 29 January 2021

NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the e-mail address specified on each post. Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitation 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.

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