Closing Date: 02 March 2020
Salary: The total remuneration package applicable to a Category 3 Municipality per annum is offered.
TERM 5 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT
NOTICE NO: 38/2020
STATION: Melville’s Corner building, Office 50; Corner of main and Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay
The total remuneration package applicable to a Category 3 Municipality per annum is offered. (Determined by the Upper Limits of total remuneration packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers)
In order to meet the needs of Bitou Municipality, the successful applicant must conform to the following requirements:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ● A Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Sciences / Architect / Bachelor Degree in Town and Regional Planning or Development Studies; or equivalent ● Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience at senior and middle management level, of which at least 2 years must be at senior management level ● Have proven successful Professional Development / Town and Regional Planning Experience ● Experience and ability to manage the litigation processes relating to Town Planning and Building control matters ● Competencies as set out in the Local Government: Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, GNR 21, GG 37245 dated 17 January 2014 ● Compliance in terms of the Financial and Supply chain management competency areas in terms of Government Notice R493 as published in Government Gazette no 29967 of 15 June 2007 (municipalities were granted exemption from regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967 under Notice No. 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment ) ● Excellent facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape ● A Code B driver’s license ● Own transport
KNOWLEDGE ● Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation ● Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management ● Proven successful management experience in administration ● knowledge of geographical information systems ● Knowledge of spatial, town and development planning ● Knowledge of building control ● Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) ● Good Governance ● Labour Relations Act, and other labour related prescripts ● Legal background and human capital Management ● Knowledge of coordination and oversight of all specialized support functions ● Knowledge of local government environment, excellent communication and negotiating skills at all levels of local government ● Good skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and ability to be decisive
ADDED ADVANTAGE: ● Project management certificate or diploma; or ● experience of serving on a Planning Tribunal ● Registration as a Professional Planner in accordance with the Planning Professions Act, 2002 (Act 36 of 2002)
CORE FUNCTIONS ● Economic development ● Land Use Management ● Building Control
Candidates will be subjected to an interview and evaluation process and must be aware that previous employers and references will be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records will be verified. The candidates will be required to disclose all financial interests.
An official application form applicable to Senior Managers (available on the municipal website; www.bitou.gov.za) must be completed and must be accompanied with a covering letter, comprehensive CV, original certified copies of qualifications and ID document and driver’s license and the names of three contactable references from current and previous employers must be provided.
Applications must be posted / couriered to Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600 or hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, 4 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, for attention of the Municipal Manager; Advocate LMR Ngoqo.
For enquiries can contact the Manager: Human Resources Administration Mrs. Venus Cunningham on 044 501 3000 during office hours.
Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only, if you do not receive a response within 3 months from closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Bitou reserves the right not to make any appointments.
Adv. LMR NGOQO
CLOSING DATE: 2 March 2020 at 14h00Notice 38 of 2020_Director Economic Development and Planning (Closing 2 March 2020)_ (163.74KB) Application Form For Senior Managers (323.34KB) Reference Checking Consent Form (310.53KB) Last published 09 February 2020