Tracking Number: EMCM344-2014
SAP Number: To be determined
Job Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
This position seeks to attract: All Categories
Department: OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR
Division: Mayoral Public Affairs and Media Relations
Section: Public Relations, Media Relations
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Basic Salary Scale: R105 492 – R180 012 per annum
Total Remuneration Packages: R 134 377.12 - R229 301.69 per annum
Location - Depot / Town or City: Pretoria Central
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa
For Enquiries (Contact Person): T Louw (012 358 1226)
Grade 12 or equivalent qualification
Relevant experience in office administration
Personal attributes / competencies:
Adaptability; Time management; Good communication skill (written and verbal); Must be able to work under pressure; Willingness and ability to work as part of a team; Ability to network.
Perform administrative functions related to the work in an office environment
Ensure effective and efficient logistical support services
Administer and monitor the financial management support in order to ensure that the finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner
Provide a secretariat service
Ensure effective and efficient control of procurement and payments.
Closing date: 30 May 2014
Questions after the interview:
At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.
Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:
- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?
These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.
If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:
- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?
If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:
- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;
The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!