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Assistant Chief: Fire Safety and Health and Safety

  • Full Time
  • Hermanus

Overstrand Municipality

Overstrand Municipality is a dynamic centre of excellence combining great potential with a beautiful setting. Our task is to bring about growth and development to the benefit of all our people, in their different communities, whilst maintaining a balance with nature. The Municipality includes the areas of Hangklip/Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai.

Overstrand Municipality, an equal opportunity employer, strives to render a dynamic and effective service to the community. Competent and self-motivated people and people from the designated groups who enjoy challenges are invited to join our leading team and to apply for the following vacancy:

Assistant Chief: Fire Safety and Health and Safety (Hermanus)

• Directorate: Protection Services (Ref.: WC0329552) • Salary R369 696 per annum plus participation in the “Perk” car allowance scheme and cellphone allowance

Minimum requirements:

• A Diploma in Fire Technology from SAESI or equivalent SAQA acreddited qualification in Fire Technology or Fire Engineering Science • Fire Safety Course • compliance with the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels as provided for in Regulation 493 dated 15 June 2007 (alternatively applicants must declare themselves willing to obtain the aforementioned qualification within 18 months after appointment) • 5 years’ experience in a similar environment in an emergency service • a valid Code C1 driver’s licence • computer literacy in MS Office • communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Main functions:

Responsible for: • effective management, planning and coordinating of the fire safety and health and safety function • performing specialised services, administration, technical and general tasks • providing Life Safety training and skills development to internal personnel • performing command and control management functions as the Fire Investigation Officer • communication with internal and external stakeholders. Special conditions: It will be expected from the successful candidate to work outside normal hours and perform standby duties.

More information may be obtained from Mr L Smith on tel. 028 313 5041. In addition to the above-mentioned salary, this position offers competitive benefits which include a 13th cheque, medical aid, pension, housing subsidy/allowance and removal costs under certain conditions.

Closing date: Monday, 18 March 2019 at 15:00. Notice to applicants • Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with us. • All applications should be accompanied by a covering letter clearly indicating the name and reference number of the position applying for; a copy of your ID; driver’s licence and educational qualifications. • No supporting documentation will be returned. •

Applications can be forward to the Senior Manager: Human Resources, Overstrand Municipality, PO Box 20, Hermanus 7200 or fax/e-mail to 086 496 7735 /

Applications/supporting documents larger than 4MB sent via email are not accommodated.

Candidates who do not submit all the supporting documentation as requested, will not be considered for this position.

No late applications will be considered. • Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates.

If you do not received response within six weeks of the closing date, please considered your application as unsuccessful. • All appointments are subjected to reference checking from previous and current employer(s). Your application for this post will be considered as consent to verify your qualifications. • The Council reserves the right not to make an appointment.