Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTITIONER REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/650
Directorate: Corporate Services
SALARY : R321 543 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Northern Cape (Kimberley)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma in Human Resource Management / Public Administration / Public Management / Labour Relations / Social Science in Human Resource Management and Psychology. Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a Human Resource Management Environment. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Human Resource. Labour and Employment Legislation. Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA). Job related skills: Computer literacy (Microsoft Office package), Communication skills (verbal and written), Negotiation skills, Conflict resolution skills, Interpersonal skills, Planning and Organising skills and Presentation skills. A valid driver’s licence. Personnel and Salary Administration (PERSAL) Personnel Certificate, PERSAL Leave Administration Certificate. Knowledge and experience in pension administration.
DUTIES : Administer recruitment and selection. Coordinate the advertisement of vacant positions. Update Employment Equity targets and ensure compliance during the recruitment and selection process. Obtain approval for the selection committees to fill vacant positions. Ensure the capturing of the submitted applications. Conduct screening of job applications. Arrange shortlisting and take minutes of the proceedings. Schedule and invite shortlisted candidates for interviews. Provide secretariat support during the shortlisting and interview process. Conduct reference checks. Ensure that background checks and qualification verification are conducted. Submit the recommendation of the selection committee to delegated authority for approval. Provide feedback to successful and unsuccessful candidates. Facilitate the implementation of appointments, transfer and translation on PERSAL. Facilitate employee benefits and conditions of service. Quality assure documents received for termination of service. Approve service terminations on PERSAL timeously. Conduct exit interview and ensure that all related forms / documents are completed. Complete and ensure correct submissions of pensions forms including nominations forms. Follow-up on all outstanding pension claims with Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). Advice deceased employee’s family to claim funeral benefit from GEPF. Implement / approve PERSAL transactions such as but not limited to housing, appointments, probations, payment of allowance etc. Approve leave transactions and ensure that correct codes are used. Ensure that leave applications comply with policies and prescripts before approving on PERSAL. Ensure proper administration of incapacity leave in the Province. Conduct leave audit. Conduct calculation of leave pay-out and ensure proper implementation. Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of Performance Management, Training and Development Processes. Coordinate the submission of performance agreements. Coordinate the submission of mid-term and annual reviews. Quality assure Employee Performance Management and Development System (EPMDS) reports. Arrange assessment committee meetings and provide secretariat support. Compile minutes and draft letter for the signatures of moderating committee chairperson. Inform employee (in writing) about outcomes of assessment committees. Arrange meetings to discuss dissatisfaction cases. Implement performance incentives on PERSAL. Ensure correctness of service records of employees after payment of pay progression. Compile database of Performance Development Plans (PDP). Check and advise on submissions of employees requiring training. Coordinate provincial training and development activities. Provide and facilitate training to business units on request. Compile and submit training memos to the Director: Human Resource Utilisation and Development for approval. Provide administration support on Employee Relations matters. Submit reported misconduct cases to National Office. Make follow-ups on submitted misconduct cases. Implement progressive disciplinary outcomes on PERSAL. Communicate the outcome on the resolution of grievance. Compile statistics on disciplinary cases submitted.
ENQUIRIES : Ms T Oliphant Tel No: (053) 830 4056
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to Private Bag X5007, Kimberley, 8300 or hand delivered office hours to: Magistrate Court Building, 6th floor, Knight Street, Corner of Stead Street, Kimberley, 8300.
NOTE : African, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
CLOSING DATE : 25 November 2022 at 16:00
NOTE : The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted). The requirements for appointment at SMS level include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the NSG. Prior to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Directive on the Implementation of Competency Based Assessments. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.