Department of Water and Sanitation Vacancies: Driver, Tradesman and Handyman

Dealing with office maintenance and vehicles, Department of Water and Sanitation offers chances for the youth in South Africa. Working in this governmental offices might expand your networking, qualification, and also experiences. If you are interested with Department of Water and Sanitation vacancies, check this following information as follows.

Department of Water and Sanitation Vacancies
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Programme Description

Position: Driver, tradesman and handyman

Recruiter: Department of Water and Sanitation


Driver: Mpumalanga

Tradesman: Western Cape

Handyman: Free State

Salary: R122 595 per annum (level 3)

Reference number

Driver: 271120/47

Tradesman: 271120/48

Handyman: 271120/49



  • Operating light motor vehicle based on the road ordinance prescript which is up to 3500 kg
  • Maintaining the vehicles logbook
  • Checking the light motor vehicles
  • Keeping the control of light motor vehicles’ storage


  • Assisting with setup, moving, dismantling and also smooth operation of all projects
  • Doing the maintenance in the Departmental Geosites includes the new boreholes’ construction
  • Assisting in safe keeping of properties and equipment
  • Adhering to the regulations of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Ensuring that the protective equipment has been used properly
  • Performing manual labour services
  • Clearing the construction sites
  • Scraping and painting the rotten casings or bareholes


  • Doing the office building maintenance
  • Conducting regular inspections for the buildings
  • Reporting defects to the landlord
  • Attending to minor electrical, carpentry and plumbing minor
  • Repairing broken equipment and furniture
  • Maintaining safe and orderly working environment
  • Inspecting and repairing by glazing, painting, and spray-painting
  • Safekeeping of tools and supplies
  • Inspecting and repairing of drywall, frame, texture, hang, finish, and also wood trimming
  • Reporting on the monthly basis
  • Performing any other tasks routinely
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  • Having the minimum of grade 10 is compulsory
  • Having a valid driver’s license is a must
  • Understanding the basic knowledge of organizational procedures and policies, driving services, and equipment operation is important
  • The applicants must have the minimum of 1-3 years of working experiences as driver or messenger
  • Having great interpersonal relations is a must
  • The applicants must have client orientation and focus on clients


  • ABET certificate
  • Having the ability to read and also write
  • Having one to two years of working experiences is a must
  • A valid driver’s license is essential
  • Understanding the government legislation
  • Having basic knowledge of maintenance of structures and water distribution is obligatory
  • Understanding the water resource strategy and flood controlling is compulsory
  • The applicants must have knowledge of administration, hand tools, and power tools


  • ABET certificate
  • Having one to six months working experience as handyman is important
  • Having the ability to use industrial woodwork machinery and operate hand tools
  • The applicants must be able to plan and comply with the procedures
  • Being able to work independently is a must
  • Having good communication skills (both verbal and written) is obligatory


For the applicants who are interested with the job, they must attach these following documents to complete the application processes.

  • Application form in the form of Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service Department)
  • A comprehensive Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Copies of qualifications
  • SAQA evaluation report must accompany the foreign qualifications
  • For SMS applicants, NSG certificate is important
  • A copy of Identity Document
  • A copy of driver’s license

For the driver position, you can forward your application with the reference number to [email protected] for attention Ms. Mkhwanazi. Meanwhile for the tradesman position, you can send the applications to [email protected] for attention Ms. K Melelo. Furthermore, the applications for the handyman can be sent to [email protected] along with the reference number for attention Ms. L Wymers.

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For further enquiries related to Department of Water and Sanitation vacancies, you can contact these following contact persons.

Driver: Ms. Masango (013) 759 7512

Tradesman: Mr. A. Ralikhwatha (023) 348 5600

Handyman: Ms. ME Maema (051) 405 9000

Closing Date

The deadline of the application submission takes place on 27 November 2020. Therefore, late submission on the due date or after will not be considered.