Director: IT Infrastructure and Security Management

Reference number: COO 16/2014

SALARY: R819 126 per annum (All inclusive remuneration package

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 certificate and an appropriate three year qualification in IT with relevant experience at management level. Proven strategic management and leadership skills. Management experience in contracts and Service Level Agreements. Thorough understanding and experience in implementing and managing Wide Area Networks (WAN) , Local Area Networks (LAN), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Servers (Microsoft and Lunx), Storage Area Networks (SAN) Infrastructure. Thorough understanding and experience in implementing and managing IT Security solutions with specific emphasis on Anti-spam systems, Unified Threat Management solutions (UTM), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Web Security solutions. Knowledge of Anti-virus systems, encryption solutions and e-mail security and archiving systems. Experience in the implementation of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process processes with for IT Infrastructure Management. Expert capability on IT Availability Management, IT Capacity Management, IT Service Continuity Management and IT Financial Management. Experience in policy development and implementation. Project management capability. Good financial management skills and knowledge of the PFMA and Treasury Regulations, SITA Act and other relevant legislation. Good communication skills (verbal and written). Good interpersonal and stakeholder liaison skills.

DUTIES: Provide overall strategic management and leadership to the Directorate: IT Infrastructure and Security. Manage and optimally maintain the IT network and server infrastructure that support the IT needs of the Department. Manage the IT Operations of the Department. Manage IT contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with relevant service providers. Implement ITIL processes. Implement data archiving, recovery system and a comprehensive security system for the Department to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Ensure audit compliance and implementation of measures to reduce IT risks. Review and update the Disaster Recovery Plan. Oversee the development and implementation of appropriate IT policies and guidelines. Implement standards and best practices. Develop infrastructure architecture and continuously invest into maintenance and required new technology.

ENQUIRIES: Mr R Harrikaran Tel: (012) 310 – 3472

NOTE: Candidates will be subjected to a Competency Assessment test and will be required to sign a performance agreement and an employment contract (once appointed)

The National Department of Environmental Affairs 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 and candidates whose appointment / promotion / transfer will promote representivity will receive preference.

APPLICATIONS: Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag x 447, Pretoria, 0001 (or hand-delivered to: 315 Pretorius Street, Cnr Pretorius & Lilian Ngoyi Streets, Fedsure Forum Building, 1st Floor, North Tower, Room 106 (Information Centre)

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form Z83 and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and original certified copies of qualifications, ID and other relevant documents in order. Take note that the Department will verify all qualifications and experience and that original documents must be submitted on appointment and all qualifications obtained abroad will be evaluated by SAQA.

Short listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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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