Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
SECRETARY REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/651
Directorate: Corporate Services
SALARY : R176 310 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE : Northern Cape (Kimberley)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. No experience required. Job related knowledge: Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). Job related skills: Good telephone etiquette, Sound organizational skills, Language skills and ability to communicate well with people at different levels and from different backgrounds, Communication skills (written and verbal), Ability to act with tact and discretion and Good presentation skills.
DUTIES : Provide secretariat / receptionist support service to the Director. Receive telephonic calls and refers the calls to the correct role players if not meant for the relevant senior manager. Record appointments and events on the diary. Type documents for the senior manager and other staff within the unit. Operate office equipment e.g., Fax machine and photocopier. Provide clerical support services to the senior manager. Liaise with travel agencies to make travel arrangements. Checks the arrangements when relevant documents are received. Arrange meetings and events for senior manager and staff in the unit. Identifies venues, invites role players, organise refreshments, sets up for scheduled meeting and events. Process the travel and subsistence claims for the unit. Process all invoices that emanate from the activities of the work of the senior manager. Record basic minutes of the meetings of the senior manager where required. Draft routine correspondence and reports. Do filing of documents for the senior manager and the unit where necessary. Administer matters like leave registers and telephonic accounts. Receive, record and distribute all incoming and outgoing documents. Handle the procurement of standards items like stationary, refreshments etc. Collect all relevant documents to enable the Director to prepare for meetings. Remain up to date with regard to prescripts / policies and procedures applicable to her / his work environment to ensure efficient and effective support to the senior manager. Study the relevant Public Service and the departmental prescripts / policies and other documents to ensure that the application thereof is understood properly. Remain abreast with the procedures and processes that apply in the office of the senior manager.
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 during office hours to: Magistrate Court Building, 6th floor, Knight Street, Corner of Stead Street, Kimberley, 8300.
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.