Assistant Director: Support Services , Ref No. Hs 26/2021

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Department of Human Settlements, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to provide effective general support services for the Department of Human Settlements. The position is based in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/ B-Degree or higher); A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a general support services working environment; A valid code B (or higher code) driving licence.


Must be willing to work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines.

Key Performance Areas

Supervising and exercising control over transport, accommodation and health and safety functions in the Department; Management of the following in the department: Transport services; Telephone services; Processes prescribed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHASA); Functions as determined by Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA); Formulate and implement departmental policies; Operational management of the unit; Supervision and development of personnel in the unit.


Knowledge of the following: The Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993), regulations and the implementation thereof; The Government Immovable Asset Management Act (Act 19 of 2007); The Government Motor Transport prescripts, policies and circulars; The Western Cape Government (WCG) Office Administration Accommodation procedures; The Public Finance Management Act (Act I of 1999) and National and Provincial Treasury Regulations; Human Resource Management legislation, regulations, prescripts, policies, collective agreements, guidelines, delegations, standards, procedures and best practices in the Public Sector; Telecommunications. Skills: Communication (written and verbal); Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel); Managerial; Dispute, conflict resolution and problem-solving. Ability to work within specific timeframes and communicate well with people at different levels and from different backgrounds.


R 376 596 per annum (Salary Level 9) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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