Deputy Director General: Information Communication Technology

Reference number: 03824

Directorate: Information Communication Technology

SALARY: R1 201 713 – R 1 408 665 per annum (all inclusive remuneration package)

CENTRE: Johannesburg

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate B.Com (Information Technology), B.Sc. (Computer Science), or related Information Technology qualification. 6 – 10 years’ experience in a Senior Management position ideally managing an IT Service Unit. Experience in managing and developing employees. Large scale. Project Management experience. Extensive experience in a volume driven. Processing Centre environment will be an advantage. PERSON PROFILE: Excellent time management, report writing, communication skills, legislative. Good customer relations skills, management skills, analytical and solution orientated.

DUTIES: Review and approve policies, standards and guidelines for the Gauteng Department of Finance (GDF) Business Continuity Teams to follow, enterprise wide, in the development / enhancement of business continuity plans. Participate in the testing of the GDF’s Incident Management Plan. Make an initial assessment of the Incident and, if necessary, declare a disaster. Co-ordinate with the Business Continuity Teams to assess the impact of the Incident to the GDF. Provide direction to the Business Continuity, infrastructure and support teams. Agree press, public and staff statements. Ratify key decisions following plan activation. Authorise process for notifying family members of victims by the HR Team, where required. Assist Business Continuity Teams with resource requests outside Business Continuity Teams area of responsibility. Convey Business Continuity Team concerns, issues and observations to the EXCO, when necessary. Provide timely updates to the Business Continuity Team leaders regarding the actions taken and the status of the of the response effort. Manage ICT budget. Ensure that 50% of our capital, goods and services is spent on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) companies. Address all processes to ensure efficient service delivery. Maintain Customer Relations with all Stakeholders and grow customer base. Optimise the Information Customer Technology (ICT). Champion investments. Adhere to Corporate Governance (i.e. Statutory Regulatory Legislative and internal requirements).

ENQUIRIES: Lesego Maceda, Tel No: (011) 689 – 8842

APPLICATIONS: The Gauteng Department of Finance is guided by the principles of Employment equity; therefore all the appointments will be made in accordance with The Employment Equity target of the Department. Applicants must apply online at: or you can hand deliver your applications at 75 Fox Street, Imbumba House. Please do not post your applications.

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

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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