Secretary Job Position at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development

Secretary Job Position at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development

DEADLINE: 08 September 2023

Secretary Job Position at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development

  • POST: SECRETARY REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/560
  • Directorate: Water Use and Irrigation Development
  • SALARY:  R202 233 per annum (Level 05)
  • CENTRE: Gauteng (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. No experience required. Job related knowledge: Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). Job related skills: Good telephone etiquette, Sound organizational skills, Computer literacy, Language skills and ability to communicate well with people at different levels and from different backgrounds, Communication skills (written and verbal), Ability to act with tact, discretion and Good presentation skills.

DUTIES: Provide secretariat / receptionist support service to the Director. Receive telephonic calls and refers the calls to the correct role players if not meant for the relevant senior manager. Record appointments and events on the diary. Type documents for the senior manager and other staff within the unit. Operate office equipment e.g., Fax machine and photocopier. Provide clerical support services to the senior manager. Liaise with travel agencies to make travel arrangements. Checks the arrangements when relevant documents are received. Arrange meetings and events for senior manager and staff in the unit. Identifies venues, invites role players, organise refreshments, sets up for scheduled meeting and events. Process the travel and subsistence claims for the unit. Process all invoices that emanate from the activities of the work of the senior manager. Record basic minutes of the meetings of the senior manager where required. Draft routine correspondence and reports. Do filing of documents for the senior manager and the unit where necessary. Administer matters like leave registers and telephonic accounts. Receive, record and distribute all incoming and outgoing documents. Handle the procurement of standards items like stationary, refreshments etc. Collect all relevant documents to enable the Director to prepare for meetings. Remain up to date with regard to prescripts / policies and procedures applicable to her / his work environment to ensure efficient and effective support to the senior manager. Study the relevant Public Service and the departmental prescripts / policies and other documents to ensure that the application thereof is understood properly. Remain abreast with the procedures and processes that apply in the office of the senior manager.

ENQUIRIES: Ms MJ Gabriel Tel No: (012) 846 8567

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered during office hours to: 600 Lilian Ngoyi Street (formerly known as Van der Walt Street), Berea Park, Pretoria, 0002 or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083.

NOTE: Coloured, Indian, White Males and Coloured, Indian, White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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