GROUNDSMEN: REF NO: MILAC/ 39/21/04
SALARY: R104 073 per annum (Level 2)
CENTRE: Military Academy Saldanha
REQUIREMENTS: Grade 10 – 12 or ABET (Level 1-4) or equivalent qualification Special requirements (skills needed). Problem Solving. Customer Service. Verbal Communication. The DOD dictates that English to be used as the official
language. Knowledge of few repetitive tasks such as equipment, gardening, health and safety measures and incident handling procedures. Basic numeracy, interpersonal relationships, ability to operate elementary equipment and machines, organizing and literacy. Must be physically fit and healthy as the work is pf physically demanding nature.
DUTIES: Plant trees, flowers, shrubs, grass and other plants in gardens. Prepare soil for the planting of plants. Maintain flower and other beds by fertilizing, irrigating, weeding and pruning where necessary. Mow lawns and do the cutting of grass edges. Load and unload a variety of articles needed on the grounds on/off trucks. Irrigate lawns. Remove refuse from terrain, load on truck and dump it. Keep other structures clean and tidy (e.g. barbeque facilities, parking areas, ditches and gutters). Clean swimming pools and treat with chemicals. Maintain fences. Apply pest control measures. Assist with preparation of grounds for functions. Check the serviceability of machinery and equipment. Clean
machinery and equipment daily after use. Report any defaults on the terrain to Foreman Groundsman.
ENQUIRIES: Major R.C. Selomo, Tel No: (022) 0702 3007 or Staff Sergeant K.K. Heinze,
Tel No: (022) 702 3023.
APPLICATIONS: Department of Defence, Human Resource Division, Military Academy, Private
Bag x2, Saldanha7395, Cape Town.
CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2021 (Applications received after the closing date and faxed copies will not be considered).
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service Department office i.e effective 01 January 2021. Should an application be received using incorrect application employment form Z83, it will be disqualified), which must be originally signed and dated by the applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience) and clear copies of original educational qualification certificates, ID document and Driver’s license (where applicable). Failure to comply with the above instructions will result in applications being disqualified. Applicants applying for more than one post must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application it must be done in writing. Should an application be received where an applicant applies for more than one post on the same applications form, the application will only be considered for the first post indicated on the application and not for any of the other posts. Under no circumstances will photostat copies or faxed copies of application documents be accepted. The successful candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal record, citizenship & financial/asset record checks and qualification and employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Applicants who do not receive confirmation or feedback within 3 (three) months after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the large volume of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. For more information on the job description(s) please contact the person indicated in the post details. Successful candidates will be appointed on probation for the period of twelve (12) months in terms of the prescribed rules.