VACANCY - ASSISTANT MANAGER: PARKS, CEMETERIES AND OPEN SPACES

Emalahleni Local Municipality is an equal opportunity employer committed to the promotion of equity and equality.
The appointment of a candidate is at the Emalahleni Local Municipality’s sole discretion, taking into account factor which Council considers relevant, including but not limited to Employment Equity. 
Emalahleni Local Municipality reserves the right to appoint the suitable candidate in line with the affirmative Action Strategy.
Suitable qualified females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The submission of an application gives Emalahleni Local Municipality the right to make enquiries necessary to obtain information regarding the applicant’s background. Such enquiry will include current and previous employers as well as academic institutions.
The Municipality hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:
VACANCY
ASSISTANT MANAGER: PARKS, CEMETERIES AND OPEN SPACES

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

*Diploma in Environmental Management/Horticulture/Nature Conservation/Agriculture/Landscape Architecture *3-4 Years’ experience in Local Government *Computer literate  *Valid Driver’s license *Financial Management or Project Management will be added as an advantage

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Administering of the activities of the Parks Management Service; by writing reports for submission to the Manager for Executive Director’s consideration on all aspects of Parks, Cemeteries & POS Management, reviewing all minutes of Council meetings to ensure that any reports relating to Parks section are implemented, attending to correspondence or complaints by personal examination or requesting reports from Chief Horticulturists, ensuring that Council’s policy is applied so as to afford satisfaction in service delivery, chairing staff meeting of the Section by leading discussions and formulating agendas to put forward policy matters, to discuss problems and resolve outstanding matters. *Collecting budget needs by holding meetings with staff so as to provide effective services; by preparing capital estimates for vehicles, plant & equipment requirements and submitting to Budget & Treasury Office for Council’s approval, controlling and monitoring expenditure, submitting proposals on the three year Capital Budget repairs and maintenance fund program, ascertaining the financial requirements by personal inspection of draft annual revenue estimates submitted by Chief Horticulturists and by submitting the necessary motivation for increased allocations where necessary so that all budget requests are included depending on the availability of funds, reporting on possible over-expenditure by reviewing expenditure to enable the Manager to submit a timeous report to the Executive Director, compiling variance reports for the Section and submit it to the Manager for his comments for Council so as to keep Council informed of expenditure trends of the Section *Giving guidance to interviewing panel to ensure proper choice in staff selection so as to avoid wrong recruitment of staff, investigating the Sections staff by regularly assessing the demand on services and supervision requirement and by motivating for the creation of additional posts where necessary, recommending the appointment of Supervisory staff  and attend interviews of Senior staff in the section by arranging the technical questions for interviews with the applicants, investigating all injury on duty during staff meetings with the horticulturists to ensure adequate steps are taken to comply with safety policies, developing subordinates by arranging them for training and to attend workshop, conference and seminars so as acquire more knowledge, ensuring that leave vacation of staff is not misused and ensuring that Chief horticulturists allocate leave correctly to avoid shortage of staff resulting from unplanned programme, promoting strategy which leads to loyal, stable, productive and motivated staff by training staff to realize personal goal and that of the organization so as to promote productivity and be in line with the vision of the Council, implementing performance management strategy by having performance management meeting every week ensuring that goal assigned to staff are implemented so that the Section’s vision and  mission are archived *Planning all the activities of the section; by formulating objectives to be achieved in each area of operation with staff meetings, planning the integration of functions of the section with that of other sections which relate to Parks Management, planning for the efficient and cost effective continuation and maintenance proceedings and management of the section, ensuring that the section has proper plans to achieve cost effectiveness available and that these plans are periodically updated by holding operational discussions with Horticulturists, planning and development communication strategies which are intended to promote services delivery by holding meetings informing the citizens of what is happening within the section *Controlling and managing all cleaning services within the Municipality area; by attending to complaints referred to Manager, ensuring optimum usage of parks cleansing machines, plant and equipment by requesting reports, conducting regular checks and inspections on site, ensuring that requests for new service or increase of reduction in existing services are adequately dealt with by service survey to identify service demands *Proper co-ordination of administrative functions of the Section by conducting regular check-up of methods and procedures that are to be implemented, co-ordination of all parks services that are taking place within the Municipality by setting programmes for cleaning days and insist on reports relating to problems of non-cleaning to improve service delivery, to ensure proper co-ordination of all Parks management programmes from the community level to provincial level by holding meetings with Horticulturist, ensuring proper co-ordination of the transport system by checking on availability of transport in all areas of Municipality *Manages the implementation of the development strategies, controls and procedures; by overseeing the organizing of the public awareness and education programmes in order to increase the level of awareness to community, organizing the development of composting, organizing administration work by setting principle of Administration methods and procedures so as to have effective and efficient Section. 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

*Communication skills *Leadership skills *Management skills *Planning and implementation skills *Occupational health and safety training *Delegation skills and abilities *Financial management skills *Project management skills *Change management skills *Legislation review, implementation and monitoring
SALARY

R597 888 per annum
Level 3 of Grade 12

CLOSING DATE
25 June 2020
ENQUIRIES
ML SITHOLE/MS. BM ZITHA
Tel: 013 690 6537/6358
Please send your CV together with certified copies of your qualifications, to the Head: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3, Witbank 1035, or submit your CV at
 
Administration Building
Civic Centre 
President Street
Witbank
1035
 
If no response is received from Emalahleni Local Municipality within 60 days after the closing date, it must be regarded that your application has not been successful.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • THAT NO FAXED OR E-MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • FEMALES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN DO NOT HAVE TO RE-APPLY

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