Chief Director: Physical Resources Management

Reference number: EDU001

SALARY: R988 152–R1 181 469 per annum (All Inclusive Salary Package) Level 14

CENTRE: Head Office-Zwelitsha

REQUIREMENTS: Education and Training: An appropriate degree or equivalent qualification in Public Administration, Accounting, Management and a minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior manager level in the public sector or related management experience. A relevant qualification in the built environment will serve as added advantage. The applicant must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and must be Computer literate. Competencies: Knowledge of the Construction Industry Development Board act of 2000 and Regulations Council for built Environment Act 43 of 2000. PFMA / DORA / Treasury Regulations / Practice notes / Instructions / Circulars. Provincial / Departmental Supply Chain Management Policies. Expanded Public Wax Programme. Broad Base Black Empowerment Act of 2003. Preferential Procurement Act of 2000 and Regulations.. Government Immovable Asset Management Act of 2007. South African Schools Act and Regulations. Skills: Ability to apply the Provincial Infrastructure Delivery Management System. Ability to apply education service delivery priorities in physical resources planning. Ability to implement physical resources planning framework in line with Government wide planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks, processes and procedures. Ability to prepare records, submissions and presentations. Ability to motivate staff, develop competencies and promote a culture of excellence.

DUTIES: Management of appropriate infrastructure strategies, policies, systems, planning, specific plans, functional and Technical norms and standards. Management of the delivery of the Infrastructure programmes and projects. Manage the provision of equipment, leases, acquisitions, disposal and utilities. Management of the infrastructure budget including infrastructure grants to ensure that the financial Legislative Framework(s) adhered to and spending of budgets is providing value for money and directly contribution to the achievement of the co-business of the department. Management of Finances as for infrastructure and associated equipment strategic management of the Chief Directorate in terms of setting of the visionary and strategic direction, participating in strategic planning, evaluate performance against agreed performance indicators, monitor and report progress and ensure compliance to service delivery imperative and legal prescripts. Management of the human resources of the Chief Directorate to achieve the pre-determined performance indicators and service delivery imperatives, motivated, competent and appreciated and performance orientated staff and sound labour relations.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. TK Dimbaza / Mrs. NT Sipahlanga (040-6084548 / 4064).

Eastern Cape Provincial Government is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In line with the employment equity plan of the Department, this advertisement intends to achieve equity in the workplace. People from the designated groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number, for the attention of Chief Director: Human Resource Management and Administration, Department of Education, Private Bag X0032, Bhisho 5605.

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Z83 form with an original signature, obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, together with originally certified qualifications, Identity Document and driver’s license. It will be expected of all candidates to be available for interviews on date, time and place as determined by the Department. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. It is the responsibility of applicants with foreign qualifications to submit evaluated qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The department of Education welcomes people with disabilities and females are encouraged to apply. All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency assessments. Appointment is subject to State Security Agency securing screening. Please note that communication will be limited to the shortlisted candidates only. Candidates will be expected to undergo competency profiling and security clearances. Note candidates will be required to undergo vetting processes.

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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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