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Shift Commander

  • Full Time
  • Western Cape
  • Salary: RMarket-related

Cape Winelands District Municipality

Cape Winelands District Municipality strives towards rendering a dynamic and effective service to the community under its jurisdiction. As an Employment Equity Employer, we currently offer the following vacancies to an appropriately qualified and experienced individual.


Key performance areas: • Perform functions in terms of the Fire Brigade Services Act and the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act • Ensure effective incident management • Supervision of subordinates to ensure operational readiness and functioning of shifts • Provide assistance and guidance to personnel to ensure effective, efficient and safe execution of tasks • Responsible for planning, management and reporting of daily activities • Implement and monitor work and maintenance schedules and training routines • Carry out fire safety inspections and planning for prescribed burning regarding fire breaks • Execute regular asset verification of all property, plant and equipment • Implementation and enforcement of community safety by-laws and other applicable codes, regulations and legislation in order to create a fire-safe community • Responsible for activities regarding operations and emergency incident management, inclusive of operational incidents, rescue and first aid services, hazardous materials incidents and humanitarian services • Maintain operational readiness of vehicles and equipment and maintain buildings.

Requirements: • Higher Certificate in Fire Technology or equivalent NQF 5 qualification • HAZMAT operational certificate • Valid First Aid Level 3 Certificate • Valid Code C driver’s licence • Valid Professional Driver’s Permit • At least three years’ experience as Senior Fire Fighter in a designated fire service with fair knowledge and skills in all hazard emergencies • Computer literacy • Good communication, managerial, interpersonal and conflict management skills • Attention to detail and good organisational skills • The ability to function effectively in stressful situations and handle dangerous and traumatic conditions • Good decision-making abilities to prevent serious impacts on lives, property and the environment.

  • Salary band: R310 560 – R403 140 per annum
  • Post Level: T12
  • Centre and Reference: Robertson (873) and Ceres (876)

Closing date for applications: 18 October 2019 at 15:00

Fringe benefits include: pension/retirement fund, medical scheme, group life insurance, 13th cheque and a non-pensionable accommodation allowance. Details regarding the comprehensive list of fringe benefits are available on request.

The closing date for applications is regarded the date on which minimum requirements as stipulated in this advertisement should be met by applicants. No supplementary documents will be accepted after the closing date. Applicants must acquire the prescribed application form from Mrs JRC Landsman on tel. 021 888 5196 and Mr SC Magalela on tel. 021 888 5109. Originally completed applications, accompanied by originally-certified true copies of qualification certificates (degrees, diplomas, certificates, school certificates, academic records with result sheet, etc) as well as required driver’s licences, professional driver’s permits and registration certificates from professional bodies, where applicable, are to be submitted to the Municipal Manager, Cape Winelands District Municipality, P.O. Box 100, Stellenbosch 7599 in a sealed envelope and endorsed with the relevant post name on the envelope.

It should be noted that applications that do not adhere to the above-mentioned prescriptions will not be considered, neither will late, faxed and/or electronically applications be considered.


Please note that, should no feedback be received by 28 February 2020 candidates may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.

Canvassing will disqualify a candidate.