DR BEYERS NAUDE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following vacant positions:
•Evaluate the adequacy of end user support structures and attend to the implementation of corrective measures to address deviations from the norm in respect of response time •Assess the operating capacity of specific and/or compatibility of specific user systems with respect to the installation of new applications based on functional needs and attend to the implementation sequence which includes anti-virus updates on a daily basis •Verify that all buildings are connected via WAN and ensure that the network speed is of an acceptable standard and all application servers are accessible to users •Manage and control the Property Valuation management system •Design and implement custom solutions (Rank Permit system, Traffic violation register, Vouchers and the Governmental statement system) for various departments •Establish training needs with respect to specific applications and execute procedural requirements to facilitate the capability of users •Develop, maintain and implement ICT policies in conjunction with other role players •Manage and implement the IT risk register •Implement the ICT Governance Framework.
PERSONNEL AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: •Define/adjust the role boundaries, workflow processes and job design against laid down service delivery requirements •Identify skills gap within the Section and complete developmental plans for existing personnel with clearly defined career paths and job enrichment opportunities •Conduct appraisals to measure performance against agreed objectivity, counseling and consult with personnel on developmental goals, career paths and short term targets and standards •Monitor the adequacy of current training interventions through the evaluation competency demonstrated in workplace application and prepare assessments and progress reports for inclusion into the consolidated Skills Development Plan of the Department •Analyse statistical information pertaining to staff attendance, overtime, leave and address deviations or occurrences of abuse and/or workplace conflict through the implementation of corrective measures in accordance with Human Resources Policies and Procedures.
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION: •Keep abreast with technological developments in information technology through continuous updating of websites with the latest content and communications environment with specific emphasis on improving networking •Monitor accessibility and performance of systems, telephones, extensions, applications and tools to ensure that they are fully functional and operational at all times •Control the functionality of audio-visual equipment and that all WIFI access points are functioning at optimum speeds in all departments •Monitor and ensure connectivity of highpoint WAN sectors, remote sites and ensure all Municipality room temperatures are always at 18 Degrees Celsius •Manage, control and verify all IT systems functionality which includes internet and backups as well as ensure that front line staff computer’s ability to access the application server, printing and receipting •Control procurement related services, equipment and manage and advise all IT related developments in all departments •Control and verify the replacement of old computers and printers in all departments.
PROCEDURES, SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS: •Develop, evaluate and review risk related policies associated with access levels, confidentiality and disaster recovery with a view to provide input into the establishment and amendment of procedural applications •Align current procedures to satisfy legislative requirements with respect to acquisition processes, software development and asset control •Interpret and analyse audit findings and investigational reports with a view to determine levels of interventions required to improve procedural applications •Trouble-shoot various IT applications according to manufacturer’s specifications.
FINANCIAL CONTROL: •Analyse trends, operate requirements and forward plans to establish/determine funding/expenditure for the period •Evaluate the sections performance against budget and address deviations/variances with appropriate personnel •Monitor and implement corrective measures to rectify deviations/acts contrary to financial regulations, audit requirements and departmental procedures •Communicate with the Council’s Financial Section on audit findings and recommendations and institute the necessary investigational or corrective measures.
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: •Guide the drafting, adjudication and reporting processes with regards to ICT contracts/tenders and verify details, terms and conditions, specifications, etc. to comply with laid down policies, regulations and procedures •Brief parties (consultants/vendors, etc.) on the terms and scope of such appointments and evaluate, investigate and approve submissions on progress, performance and costs •Monitor contractor/vendor performance against agreed terms and conditions (service level agreements) through ongoing interaction with site personnel, on-site inspections, etc. and alert the contractor/vendor to any acts of non-conformance prior to approving payment certificates •Resolve technical conflicts and contractual claims and prepare the necessary reports presenting council’s arguments at arbitration.
COMMUNICATION AND REPORTING: •Coordinate the set-up and implementation of Forums to serve as an avenue to facilitate functional information and receive comment •Participate in various meetings (internal and external forums) and provide comments/opinions on matters affecting or concerning the functionality •Respond, through the collection of factual information and/or conduct the necessary investigation/research to enquiries and concerns on service delivery from the customer base •Attend to and address audit related queries pertaining to the Auditor-General •Communicate with various service providers on matters of IT equipment repairs, servicing, operations and purchases.
SALARY TK: 10
SALARY SCALE: R272 940 - R354 336 per annum
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: •Grade 12 •A National diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management/NQF Level 5/6 SAMTRAC or equivalent qualification plus experience in conducting incident investigations •Knowledge and understanding of COIDA Systems, HIRA and SHE •Registered with the relevant professional body •Incidents investigation skills •3 years experience as an Occupational Health and Safety Officer •A valid driver’s licence •Computer literacy and supervisory skills •Report writing and interpersonal skills.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: •Implement, monitor, evaluate and report on sequences of outcomes associated with Occupational Health and Safety through the co-ordination of operations associated with the enforcement of policies, procedures and practices dictating health and safety of employees in the Municipality, in order to ensure the risk of damage to municipal property and/or injuries and loss of lives is limited through prompt and efficient execution of safety sequences and applications, in keeping with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) •Conduct regular inspections of every workplace and equipment for compliance with general and specific standards relating to the OHS Act •Anticipate, identify and evaluate safety hazards or conditions arising from municipal workplace •Report accidents to the department of Labour as it is required in terms of Section 24 of the OHS Act •Control OHS activities for contractors rendering services on behalf of Council to ensure their compliance with regards to OHS matters •Assist in identifying training on OHS matters to ensure compliance by employees in terms of their roles and responsibilities with the provisions of the OHS Act •Establish and review guidelines and effective measures relating to OHS matters •Attend HR forum meetings to exchange ideas with other municipalities •Administer claims for compensation with regards to injuries on duty and occupational diseases for medical costs and for permanent disablement or pension •Administer an employee assist programme to ensure the overall well-being of employees •Monitor the establishment of workplace Health and Safety Committee •Perform specific activities relative to injury on duty claims •Conduct risk Assessments on injuries on duty and workplace risk assessments •Implement specific activities and tasks in filing returns to the Compensation Commissioner •Develop and implement employee wellness programmes for the Municipality.
All applicants must complete the official Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality application form which must be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and at least two recent testimonials, which must reach the Human Resources Officer, Mrs H.C. Wessels at Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality, P.O. Box 71, Graaff-Reinet, 6280 no later than Tuesday, 18 May 2021.
Late, faxed or emailed applications will not be considered.
The Municipality is committed to the provisions of the Employment Equity Act in its Recruitment/Employment policies.
Applicants who have not been contacted within six weeks from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
Canvassing of councillors or officials in respect of the position will lead to the disqualification of the applicant. The Council reserves the right to recover the cost of this advert from any candidate who, after appointment, declines such appointment. Council reserves the right not to fill the vacancy.
Tel: 049 807 5700 | Fax: 049 892 4319
DR E.M. RANKWANA - MUNICIPAL MANAGER
P.O. Box 71, Graaff-Reinet, 6280