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  • Full Time
  • George
  • Salary: R102 534 per annum

Department of Transport and Public Works





Salary: R102 534 per annum (Salary Level 2)
Enquiries:Mr R Fourie at 021 467 4747
Reference number: TPW 2019-217

Job purpose: The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government, has five employment opportunities for competent individuals to render driver support services within Fleet Planning and Acquisition and Repairs and Maintenance Coordination sections, responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the GMT vehicle fleet consisting of 5 600 vehicles. Incumbents should render driving services between tow truck services, assist with the movement of vehicles between the GMT premises based in Cape Town, Paarden Eiland, Maitland and George, as well as to drop of vehicles at merchants, and to collect said vehicles once serviced or repaired. The successful candidate must be willing to utilise a GG vehicle in the execution of official duties, and to travel overnight on occasion. There are 4 posts stationed in Maitland and 1 post stationed in George.

Requirements: Ability to read and write/Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) • A minimum of 7 months’ experience as a driver by occupation • A valid Code EC driving licence with a professional valid driving permit (PDP).

Key performance areas: Deliver vehicles to merchants for quotations, services and repairs, and collect once serviced/repaired • Perform GMT tow truck duties for local and long distance trips, as well as perform VIP standby duties (i.e. after hours call out and roadside assistance) • Transporting vehicles from GMT to the auction site (for monthly auctions) • Transporting new, relief and redundant vehicles between GMT’s premises • Moving vehicles on site – booked in at Division Repairs and Maintenance Coordination • Assist with fitment or removing decals from vehicles at the GMT premises or at Client Departments’ premises • Assist with charging vehicles batteries, and jumpstarting vehicles at GMT premises and Top Yard (Cape Town) and call outs to VIP clients.

Competencies: A good understanding and knowledge of the following: Driving and operating a (flatbed) tow truck • To jumpstart a vehicle, and changing a wheel • Basic  administration to complete forms, as well as to be able to operate a Garmin (navigation device), smartphone (and a hands free kit), digital camera, two-way radio and a tablet/ laptop • Reporting procedures with reference to accidents, hijacking/vehicle theft and vehicle maintenance • Communication skills • Ability to work under pressurised circumstances and meet deadlines • Ability to deal with diversity • Telephone etiquette • Good client liaison skills • Able to work in a team and individually.

Note: Applicants from relevant local communities will receive preference. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

To apply, you must submit a manual application. Please complete an application form (Z 83) and current CV (5 pages maximum) together with certified copies of ID, academic qualifications and proof of other requirements as indicated in the advertisement. The position being applied for and the reference number must be clearly indicated on the Z83 application form.

To submit your application, hand deliver your application form from Monday to Friday between 07:00 and 17:00 to (1) Attention: Western Cape Government Jobs, Unit F6 Bayside Office, 43 Erica Road, Table View 7441, or you may post your application to (2) Attention: Western Cape Government Jobs, PO Box 60495, Table View 7439, alternatively you may email your application to (3) Attention: Western Cape Government Jobs,

Applications not submitted on or before the closing date as well as faxed copies will not be considered.

Closing date: 9 December 2019

The WCG is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.