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Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

The Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality is an equal opportunity employment organization; hence preference will be given to previously disadvantaged groups. Women and people living with disabilities are also encouraged to tender their applications. Applications are awaited for the following positions in Office of the Municipal Manager. The ordinary workplace of the appointed candidate shall be the Main Offices of the Municipality however, the employee may be required to work at any other place within the Republic of South Africa and may as well, be required to travel internationally as and when required in the performance of his/her duties.

GENERAL MANAGER: PUBLIC WORKS AND BASIC SERVICES

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC WORKS AND BASIC SERVICES

• DURATION: 5 YEARS CONTRACT • NOTICE NO: 09/2021

Salary: As applicable to the Senior Managers of Category 3 Municipalities in terms of the Upper Limits of Total Remuneration Packages Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly Accountable to Municipal Manager with a minimum salary being R894 447.00 (minimum) and may be paid at midpoint of maximum salary in accordance with competency level.

Re-Advertisement: (Candidates who have applied previously are encouraged to re-apply)
Requirements: • A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or B.Tech in Engineering appropriate or a relevant qualification registered on the National Qualification Framework at NQF level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits • Government Certificate of Competence (Factories)/Registration with Professional Engineering Body is essential • Analytical, problem solving, planning and communication skills are essential • Experience in Engineering (Electrical or Civil) Services within Local Government sphere • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in middle management preferable in Local Government

Responsibilities: • Accountable for the maintenance and efficiency of the operation within the Public Works and Basic Services department which includes Civil, Electrical and PMU Sections • Leading, directing and managing staff within the Public Works and Basic Services so that they are able to meet the Municipal identified priorities • Monitoring and controlling the budget of the department in line with the Service Delivery Budget Implementation Plan • Preparing and submitting reports to the Municipal Manager and relevant Council structure so that they are informed of the issues relevant to functions falling within the responsibility of the Directorate • Taking overall responsibility for the management of the Public Works and Basic Services in terms of assets, liabilities and expenditure of the departments • Preparing and implementing strategic plans for sections of the departments in such a way that all functional services of the department are provided and ensuring that they align to the IDP of the Municipality • Ensuring the enforcement of by-laws related to this directorate and the prosecution of offenders • Overseeing the management of the Public Works and Basic Services depots and other work areas so that the cost effective operations are ensured • Reducing the infrastructural backlogs both in terms of electrical and civil requirement so as to ensure efficient and effective provision of service for improved living conditions of the residents of the Municipality • Identifying and developing maintenance plan for the aging Public Works and Basic Services infrastructure so that the ongoing service delivery is ensures • Preparing reports to Technical Service Portfolio Committee as well as departmental reports to the Executive Committee and Council • Responsible for overall management of the staff of the Public Works and Basic Services department.


Enquiries to be directed to: The General Manager: Corporate Services: Mr H.B. Chotoo, on tel: (036) 342 7800.

Fringe Benefits: Normal fringe benefits applicable to the General Managers of the Municipalities shall apply.

Closing Date: All applications must be received by us on 26 MARCH 2021 at 12H00. No application received after the closing date shall be accepted.

The application may be posted to: The Municipal Manager, PO Box 15, Estcourt, 3310 or hand delivered at Office No. 31, Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality, 1 Civic Building, Victoria Street, Estcourt, 3310 during working hours which is 07h30 to 16:00.

Note to Applicants: • Due to a number of applications envisaged to be received, applicants who don’t receive response from us within 3 months please consider your application as unsuccessful • A comprehensive CV must be accompanied by a covering letter, certified copies of qualifications, ID and driver’s license (if applicable) • Canvassing to councilors or officials is not permitted and proof thereof will result in disqualification • No subsistence and travelling allowance will be paid to applicants called for interviews • The Municipality reserves the right to conduct the reference check • The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment • No faxed or e-mailed applications shall be acceptable • Candidates that are recommended for appointment shall be subjected to a thorough evaluation and the previous and current employer and references will be contacted. Verification will be done on candidate’s qualification, criminal and credit records. They shall as well undergo competency assessment as part of recruitment process.

P.S. MKHIZE: MUNICIPAL MANAGER