Administrative Officer: Travel Services

Reference number: NDT25/2014

SALARY: R183 438 per annum (Total inclusive package of R 266 491 / conditions apply)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be in possession of National Diploma / Degree in Public Administration coupled with minimum of three year experience in the field of travel services / management. Practical knowledge of travel and accommodation policy. Ability to interpret and implement policies, directives and related prescripts in travel management. Computer literacy. Writing and verbal communication skills. Planning and organising skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work long hours and independently. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to gather and analyse information. Valid driver’s license.

DUTIES: The recommended candidate will be responsible for the following: Receive and verify travel invoices. Compile travel payments. Compile non-allowable reports. Administer fruitless and wasteful expenditure. Make payments on file. Assist in the compilation of monthly travel reports .Assist with travel bookings. Capture commitment report

ENQUIRIES: Mr T Nyaku, Tel: 012-444 6109

NOTE: Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment.

APPLICATIONS: The Director-General, National Department of Tourism, Private Bag X 424, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002, Attention Mr E Masindi.

CLOSING DATE: 6 June 2014 at 16h30 (E-mailed, faxed and late applications will not be considered)

NOTE: In order to be considered, applications must be submitted on a Z83 form, accompanied by all required certified copies of qualifications, Identity Document, proof of citizenship if not an RSA citizen and a comprehensive CV (including three contactable references). The Department of Tourism is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through the filling of these posts. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

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!
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