Assistant Administrative Officer Vacancy At Department of Public Works

Applications are now open for individuals who want to apply for the Assistant Administrative Officer vacancy at Department of Public Works. Candidates with experience in public administration or its equivalent are encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates are required to quote the reference number of the Assistant Administrative Officer vacancy at Department of Public Works post on their application form which is 2018/100. This position offers salary amounting to R 196 407 per year. The future incumbent will be stationed at the Head Office of the Department of Public Works situated in Pretoria. The minimum requirements to be eligible for this vacant position is a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent. This qualification must be accompanied by relevant working experience as well. A tertiary qualification will be an added advantage.

Job-related Knowledge

  • Financial management
  • Provisioning administration
  • Management development programs
  • Accounting systems
  • MTEF (government budget procedures)
  • Multi-year budgeting
  • Financial management
  • PFMA procurement directives and procedures
  • Business
  • Tender procedures
  • Financial and accounting systems such as PMIS, LOGIS, BAS
  • Contract administration

Job-Related Skills

  • Accounting
  • Numeracy
  • Computer literacy
  • Organising and planning
  • Diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to come up with creative problem solving approaches
  • Ability to be pro-active
  • Communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability and willingness to work abnormal hours

Required Personal Attributes

  • Innovative
  • Integrity
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Analytical thinking
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Understand advanced concepts
  • Willing to adjust to work schedules in line with office requirements
  • Willing to travel extensively
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Candidates must also be possession of a valid driver’s license


  • Support the implementation of Operation Phakisa Initiatives
  • Handle queries from all governmental spheres
  • Lobby with government departments in terms of meetings
  • Capture minutes for the foresaid meetings
  • Sign and check submissions to Small Harbours Secretariat
  • Support the administration of information in terms of leases as well as terminated leases
  • Decide the total amount of leases
  • Determine the total amount of substitute and terminated leases
  • Determine the total amount of received contracts for leases
  • Calculate available funds of all terminate leases which are not substituted
  • Render administrative support related to the resolution of audit queries
  • Collect information to resolve audit queries

How to Apply

Your application must be submitted via post to: The Director-General, Department of Public Works Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001

Or, hand deliver it at: Corner Madiba (Vermeulen) and Bosman Street, Central Government Offices Building, Pretoria

Applications for Assistant Administrative Officer vacancy at Department of Public Works will be accepted until October 19, 2018 at 16:00. Please attach the following documents:

  • Z83 application form
  • A CV
  • Recently certified copies of ID document and relevant educational and other qualifications

Persons with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, please have it evaluated by SAQA and bring the evaluation report along with your application. Recognition of prior learning will be considered provided there is submission of evidence by applicants.

For more information, please contact: Mr R Kara Tel No: 012 406 1273

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