Knysna Municipality Jobs

 

DIRECTOR: CORPORATE SERVICES
Remuneration package: R768 305 (minimum); R878 063 (midpoint) and R987 820 (maximum) per annum (as determined by Notice No: 40118 of 2016, on upper limits for Senior Managers for a Category 3 Municipality)
(Possible negotiation with the successful candidate on the above package after concurrence of the MEC)
The post is subject to a fixed term Contract of Employment of a minimum of 5 years, as well as acceptable conduct and performance during the term.
The successful incumbent will be the Director: Corporate Services of the Knysna Municipality and will manage the entire Corporate Services Directorate.
Key performance areas: • Leading and directing the Corporate Services Directorate, ensuring the Municipality is provided with an effective support service regarding Corporate Administration, Human Resources, Public Participation and Legal Services • Developing, implementing and managing strategic goals, policies, procedures and plans for the directorate and aligning it with the Municipality’s strategic objectives • Managing Human Resources portfolio in accordance with Labour Legislation and various national and divisional Collective agreements • Managing Corporate Administration functions, which relate to the provision of Records Management, Council and Committee Secretariat • Managing and facilitating Legal Services, including updating statutes and Council By-laws • Managing the Directorate’s budget planning, implementation and budget review to support priorities and deliverable in relation to the Integrated Development Plan.
• Providing advice and support to Council, the Municipal Manager and other office bearers on all functions of the Directorate • Providing visionary and innovative leadership to a diverse workforce, to ensure optimal utilisation of the Council’s resources in terms of implementing its strategic objectives articulated in the IDP and in the fulfilment of its statutory mandate • Controlling and preparing the Directorate’s budget • Advising the Municipal Manager timeously and effectively on matters pertaining to the directorate. In order to meet the needs of the Knysna Municipality, the successful applicant will conform to the following requirements: • Bachelor degree in Public Administration/ Management Sciences/ Law; or equivalent • 5 years’ relevant experience at middle management level • Proven successful management experience in administration • Meet the core competencies in terms of Performance Regulations No 37245, dated 17 January 2014 • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and legislation • Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • Good knowledge of corporate support services, including: human capital management; legal services; facilities management; information communication technology; and Council support • Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) • Good governance • Good knowledge of the Labour Relations Act, and other labour-related prescripts.
• Legal background and human capital management • Knowledge of coordination and oversight of all
specialised support functions • The required core competencies as stipulated in Annexures A and B of the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, Government Notice 21 in Government Gazette 37245, dated 17 January 2014 • Certificate in Municipal Financial Management (SAQA Qualification ID No. 48965) for Senior Managers of Municipalities, as is provided for in Regulation No 40593. Municipalities were granted exemption from Regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967, under Notice No 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment • Ability to be an innovative and strategic leader • Good facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • Valid driver’s licence and NO criminal record.
Remuneration package: R768 305 (minimum); R878 063 (midpoint) and R987 820 (maximum) per
annum (as determined by Notice No: 40118 of 2016, on upper limits for Senior Managers for a Category 3 Municipality) (Possible negotiation with the successful candidate on the above package after concurrence of the MEC).

The post is subject to a fixed term Contract of Employment of a minimum of 5 years, as well as acceptable conduct and performance during the term.
The successful incumbent will be the Director: Community Services of the Knysna Municipality and will manage the entire Community Services Directorate.
Key performance areas: • Leading and directing the provision of Traffic and Community Safety, Fire and Rescue; Disaster Management; Library, Heritage, Arts and Culture; Solid Waste Management; Youth and Sports
Development; Parks and Recreation to communities in a sustainable manner • Developing, implementing and managing strategic goals, policies, procedures and plans for the directorate and align them with the strategic objectives of the Municipality • Integrating service delivery in the context of the Council’s IDP and overseeing implementation • Managing the directorate budget planning, implementation and budget review to support priorities and deliverables in relation to the Integrated Development Plan • Providing advice and support to Council, the Municipal Manager and other office bearers on all functions of the Directorate. In order to meet the needs of the Knysna Municipality, the successful applicant will conform to the

Following requirements:

• Bachelor degree in Social Services /Public Administration /Law, or equivalent • 5 years’ experience at middle management level • Proven successful institutional transformation within public or private sector • Meet the core competencies in terms of Performance Regulations No 37245, dated 17 January 2014 • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation • Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • Understanding of council operations and delegation of powers, as well as health service management; cemetery management; public safety; and parks and recreation management • Registration with the South African Council for Social Services Professionals (SACSSP), or similar recognised relevant professional body will be an added advantage
• The required core competencies as stipulated in Annexures A and B of the Regulations on Appointment and
Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, Government Notice 21 in Government Gazette 37245, dated 17 January 2014 • Certificate in Municipal Financial Management (SAQA Qualification ID No. 48965) for Senior Managers of Municipalities, as is provided for in Regulation No 40593. Municipalities were granted exemption from Regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967, under Notice No 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment • Ability to be an innovative and strategic leader • Good facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • Valid driver’s licence and NO criminal record.

Please note:
1. It would be expected of candidates to be subjected to thorough evaluations and that previous and current employers and references will be contacted. Verification will be done on his/her qualifications, criminal and credit record. The candidate will be required to disclose all financial interests.
2. All applications must be submitted with a detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications and Identity
Document (ID), the names of three references from current and previous employers and a fully completed official application form, as available from the municipal website or the Human Resources Department, to be couriered to the Human Resources Department, P O Box 21, Knysna 6570 or to be send to fax. 044 302 6333 or e-mail: knysna@knysna.gov.za
3. Appointment is subject to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreement in terms of Section 56 of the Municipal Systems Act. The appointment will be done in accordance with the Regulations on appointment and conditions of employment of Senior Managers.
4. 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 unsuccessful.
Closing Date: 25 September 2017
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process upon completion thereof.
K CHETTY
MUNICIPAL MANAGER
The Council reserves the right not to make an appointment.
DIRECTOR: COMMUNITY SERVICES

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