Assistant Director: Rural Road Management

Reference number: POST 19/57

(Branch: Road Transport)

(Chief Directorate: Road Infrastructure & Industry Development)

(Directorate: Rural & Non-Motorised Transport)

(Sub Directorate: Rural Road Management)

SALARY: All salary inclusive package R 270 804 per annum

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be in possession of an appropriate and relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification and have at least three (3) years relevant experience. A degree in Developmental or Transport Studies as well as community development will serve as a strong recommendation. An applicant must also have a good record of stakeholder management and valid driver’s license. Note: The following key competencies and attributed are essential: Knowledge project management; Sound knowledge of transport operations and Land Transport Act; Broad understanding of developmental issues with individual and teams at both internally and externally; Ability to analyse and synthesize information; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Systems and Supply Chain Management Systems and other legislation in Government; Excellent liaison and communication skills (written and verbal); Leadership and coordination.

DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible to: Assist in assessing the current rural municipalities IDPS on rural road and infrastructure and develop, update and implement rural roads development strategies and programmes; Participate in rural municipality IDP forums ad contribute on rural transport development when necessary by assisting municipalities in developing rural road master plans; Work with municipalities in planning effectively for access roads in order to stimulate local economic development, poverty alleviation and social services delivery programmes. Facilitate the development of coordinating framework across national government that will guide rural road infrastructure investment in rural areas. Undertake project needs assessment and participate in the planning and implementation of rural transport demonstration (anchor) projects. Assist in developing, monitoring and evaluation tools and instruments to manage the Directorate; Work closely with the relevant role players in providing monitoring and evaluation of rural transport development programmes.

ENQUIRIES: Mr Whity Maphakela Tel (012) 309 3519

Department of Transport is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with clear employment equity targets. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Department of Transport, Private Bag X193, Pretoria, 0001 of hand deliver at the Forum Building, Cnr Struben and Bosman Street, Pretoria for attention Recruitment Unit, Room 4042. Employees are reminded to quote the relevant reference numbers / post number when applying for these posts.

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be accompanied by form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department, (or obtainable at and a recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates), as well as certified copies of all qualifications and ID document. Failure to submit the requested documents / information will result in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the posts. The successful candidates must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department.

Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and assessments at a time, date and place as determined by the Department. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Please note: Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.

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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