Cleaner




Reference number: HRMC 41/14/14A

SALARY: R87 330 to R102 873 per annum (Level 3). In addition, a range of competitive benefits are offered.

CENTRE: Free State Ref No: HRMC 41 / 14 / 14A: Large Office: Phuthaditjhaba Equity Requirements: African Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Northern Cape: Medium Office: Pampierstad Ref No: HRMC 41 / 14 / 14b Equity Requirements: Indian and White Male / Female candidates are encouraged to apply

REQUIREMENTS: A Grade 8 qualification with relevant experience - A Grade 12 Certificate will be an added advantage - Extensive experience in cleaning environment - Basic knowledge of general hygiene practices - Knowledge of facility layout - Knowledge of cleaning products and applications - Ability to use a variety of cleaning equipment and products - Basic literacy and communication skills - Understanding of departmental policies and procedures - Willingness to extended hours including overtime, weekends and public holidays - Preference will be given to candidates from the local area where the post is located.

DUTIES: The successful candidates will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks: - Proper cleaning of toilets, equipment, offices, state property and assets - Ensure effective use of cleaning materials and equipment - Clean the Reception area and offices on a daily basis - Empty office dustbins daily and dispose of all refuse appropriately in the refuse bins for collection - Collect paper waste in the specially marked bins for collection by the Recycling Company - Check bathrooms twice a day and clean accordingly - Dust office furniture timeously - Vacuum all carpets at least twice per week - Clean windows on the inside at least quarterly on a rotational basis - Store all cleaning equipment and products neatly in the designated cupboards on each floor - Provide assistance in the preparation of meetings in the boardroom.

ENQUIRIES: Free State: Ms N Zulu, Tel No: (051) 410 3912

Northern Cape: Mr DB Leberegane, Tel No: (053) 807 6722

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct applications to: Free State Province: Physical address: Postal address: P.O Box 12262 Brandhof 9324 Physical Address: 40 Victoria Road Willows Bloemfontein 9301

Northern Cape Province: Postal Address Private Bag x 6073, Kimberley 8300 Physical Address 2nd Floor 69 Du toit span road, Absa CBD Building, Kimberley,8300

The Department of Home Affairs is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment / transfer / promotion will further the objective of representivity will receive preference.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career in a rapidly changing organisation? The Department of Home Affairs has embarked on an extensive turnaround programme, aimed at developing a culture of responsiveness and improved service delivery. We are looking for committed, passionate and talented individuals to form part of a new leadership team, equipped with the right skills to deliver a world-class service. If you have what it takes to serve the needs of South Africa’s citizens, residents and visitors – and your credentials meet the requirements of any of the following positions - then respond before the closing date. Join our leadership team in transforming our vision into a reality.

APPLICATIONS: Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong address and / or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of hand-delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of application.

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at www.gov.za and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant) and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment. Candidates who possess a tertiary qualification, as well as those who promote representivity (especially People with Disability), are encouraged to apply.

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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