Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER: PROPERTY LEASES REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/653
Directorate: Property Management
SALARY : R321 543 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Free State (Bloemfontein)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in a possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma in Agriculture / Property Management / Law (Property Law). 2 years’ experience working in property management field or environment. Job related knowledge: Public Financial Management Act (PFMA), Understanding of the value-added development of communities, Knowledge of project management, knowledge of land reform prescripts and policies, Public Service Regulations. Job related skills: Report writing skills, Presentation skills, Communication skills, Facilitation skills, Project management skills, People management, Research skills, Analytical skills and Interpersonal skills. A valid driver’s licence. Self-driven individual who takes initiative, willing to travel and / or work irregular hours.
DUTIES : Facilitates and finalise signing of leases, caretakership agreements and quality assure lease caretakership agreements. Provide inputs to submissions compiled. Prepare submissions for lease portfolio. Provide secretariat services to beneficiary selection committee. Administer electronic lease management and information systems. Capture beneficiary details on Land Administration Web (LAW). Upload approval documents on the systems. Generate contracts and reports on the systems. Administer the signing of land and caretaker agreements. Manage compliance with land management system and support to District. Conduct verification of state land and payment of utility and other statutory charges on agricultural state land subject to agricultural lease and caretaker agreements. Obtain aerial photographs, general plans and verify coordinates. Compile inspection reports. Compile list of immovable assets. Coordinate and conduct verification of state land. Ensure proper usage and maintenance of warehoused and leased assets. Maintain records of contracts and inspection reports. Forward project related documents to registry. Scan and file signed documents. File lease contracts in line with contract filing process. Keeping of records of original contract and inspection reports.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Sitsila Tel No: (051) 400 4200
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X20803, Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered office hours to: 136 Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.
NOTE : African, Coloured, 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.