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Branch: Chief Operations Office: Free State

Div: Corporate Services

SALARY: R376 596 per annum (Level 09)

CENTRE: Bloemfontein

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma or Degree in Information Technology. Certification in the following will be advantageous: Certificated Microsoft Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). A+ and Network+ certification is required. Three (3) years of appropriate experience in IT. Knowledge of Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows 10; MS Office 2010, 2013 and Office 365; Symantec Anti-virus; Microsoft SMS; Transversal systems (Persal; BAS; SAP; LOGIS) and ITIL will serve as an advantage. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license (Attach a copy) and be willing to travel to various remote sites and offices. Competencies: An in-depth knowledge of client-server IT environment. Leadership qualities as well as strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Good computer knowledge and skills (Ms Word; Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to work under pressure. Good communication skills (verbal and written) Exposure to different business application platforms.

DUTIES: Manage calls logged on the call management system. Provision of end-user support with regards to hardware; software, network connectivity and Telephony (Voice Over IP). Ensure that all IT policies, norms and standards are enforced. Perform quality control for the Local Area Network (LAN). Perform installations; maintenance and upgrading of computer hardware and second-line fault-finding identification. Install and upgrade software applications not performed by resources from the outsourced partner. Provide and maintain internet and e-mail client services. Ensure that antivirus software signature and operating systems patches are up-to-date. Initiate and coordinate change control procedures. Provide users with the training of computer end-user skills and on new technologies relevant to their needs. Perform routine back-up for all the available servers. Compile monthly performance reports. The appointees will be expected to perform overtime and standby duties when necessary as well as assist the Deputy Director: Information Technology with all IT related tasks.

ENQUIRIES: Mr T Diradingwe Tel No: (051) 405 9000

APPLICATIONS: Free State (Bloemfontein): Please email your applications 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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