Water Control Aid Vacancy at the Department of Water and Sanitation

Water Control Aid Vacancy at the Department of Water and Sanitation

DEADLINE: 15 September 2023

Water Control Aid Vacancy at the Department of Water and Sanitation

  • (Re-advertisement applicants who previously applied are encouraged to re- apply)
  • Branch: Infrastructure Management: Southern Operation
  • SALARY: R171 537 per annum (Level 04)
  • CENTRE: Wolwedans Dam

REQUIREMENTS:  A Grade 12 Certificate or AET (Adult Education Training). Basic knowledge in controlling and managing water distribution for all Government Waterworks within the Area Offices jurisdiction. Basic Knowledge in policy implementation. Basic knowledge in monitoring and evaluation principles. Basic disciplinary understanding in Occupational Health and Safety and in Public Administration. Basic understanding in supporting water utilization and water resource strategy. Basic understanding of flood controlling and basic understanding of Government Legislation.

DUTIES: Distribute water in respect to instruction given by managers. Do routine maintenance in the Government Waterworks canals, pipelines and river outlets. Open sluices for distributing water on the Government Waterworks to water users. Clear water plants, grass and algae in canals, dirty canals, and wastage by irrigators. Attend to problems regarding obstacles in canals. Conduct general routine inspection. Remove stones and sand on water canals/pipelines/river outlets. Keep gauge plates clean. Keep inlet hole to measuring box open. Look for cracks in measuring structures and report defects. Paint a mark above gauge plate. Report irregularities with accordance to scheme regulations. Keep structures clean and their surroundings. Keep embankments in good conditions and holes are reported. Stagnant water on the embankments must be reported. Conduct minor maintenance of canals, measuring structures, sluices, and servitudes. Ensure that sluices numbers are clearly painted. Keep grids clean and repair minor wash outs. Ensure safe keeping of equipment and property. Keep equipment in the stores safe and always lock storerooms. Update administration records and keep register up to date.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. T Monwabisi, Tel No: (021) 941 6045

APPLICATIONS: WRIOM Southern Operations (Wolwedans Dam): Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to The Department of Water and Sanitation, P.O. Box 5501, Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6065 or Hand deliver at 50 Heugh Road, Lion Roars Office Park c/o 3rd Avenue and Heugh Road, Walmer. For Attention: Ms. B Gqokoma / Mr M Jonkerman.

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.
  • All non-SA citizens will be required to submit proof of permanent residence in South Africa when shortlisted.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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