Mar 12, 2021

Deputy Director: Water Resource Management

  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • Durban, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

Post 08/122 : Ref No: 190321/04
Branch: Chief Operations Office-Kwazulu-Natal
Salary : R869 007 per annum (Level 12), (All-inclusive package)

A four (4) year degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering or Natural Sciences. Three (3) to five (5) years’ post qualification experience in surface or groundwater project planning, integrated water resources management, GIS support, management of technical surface or groundwater data sets and systems. Knowledge and experience in environmental and water management field. Good understanding of Hydrology and Geohydrology. Strong negotiation, leadership and communication skills are required. Application of relevant legislation applicable to National and Local government water sector policies. Consultation with stakeholders at local, provincial and national government levels. Information and data analysis and management. Computer literacy including GIS and databases. Ability and willingness to travel and work long hours where necessary. A valid drivers license (Attach a copy).

In reporting to the Director: Planning and Information the incumbent will be responsible for, amongst others, the management of the Provincial Planning and Information Directorate responsibilities. Co-ordinate the water resources planning and management activities in the Province. Provide support to water services and water resources institutions in their planning. Support studies, review and dissemination of water resources Reconciliation and All Town studies’ technical reports and project feasibility reports. Provide input into the Provincial Growth and Development Plan, Spatial Planning and District Development Models. Manage and coordinate Provincial Data and input into the National Information System. Develop and manage Provincial information systems and project databases. Compilation of various reports on status of water resources and water services and provide input into the strategic business planning. Provide support to the reconciliation strategies for the catchments system for the component. Provide support and facilitate implementation of Systems Operating Rules. Engage the various Water Sector Stakeholders on the planning and development of Water Conservation and Demand Management in all sectors. Determination of surface and/or groundwater yields. Support and implement National Water Resources Strategy, as well as the National Water Master Plan.

APPLICATIONS : Durban: Please email your application quoting the relevant reference number to email


NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the e-mail address specified on each post.

Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as copies of qualifications and Identity document (all documents must be submitted in one email in a PDF format.

The attachment/s, may not exceeding 10mb) Subject title on the email must clearly display the reference number of the post applied for.

Applicants should forward applications to the correct email address of the post as wrong emailed applications will not be considered.

No late, applications will be accepted.

Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date.

A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered.

All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.

A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.

Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin.

The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer.

In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you do not hear from us within two (2) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Targets.


R869 007 per annum

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