Groundsman Vacancies At Military Academy

The Department of Defence is now opening applications for the Groundsman vacancies. Up to two positions are now available and both qualified incumbents will be placed at the Military Academy. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. The Groundsman vacancies at Military Academy will close on March 29, 2019!

Job Description

Military Academy
Military Academy

Both positions require all candidates to be in possession of at least a Grade 10 qualifications, ABET level 1 – 4. The successful incumbents will be entitled to a level two salary which amounts to R 96 549 annually.

Please include the relevant reference number within your application for the Groundsman vacancies at Military Academy depending on the position you prefer:

  • 13/19/03
  • Prior working experience relevant to the post will be a bonus
  • Good communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Must be fit physically to render duties


  • Prepare soil for the planting of plants
  • Cultivate garden areas
  • Maintain flower as well as other beds by fertilizing, weeding, irrigating and pruning
  • Cut edges and mow lawns
  • Unload and load various articles and equipment needed on the grounds
  • Maintain neatness of unit areas
  • Irrigate lawns


  • 03/19/03
  • Relevant experience in landscaping and gardening
  • Must be fit physically to walk or stand long hours
  • Ability to work chemicals for gardening purposes
  • Ability to work gardening equipment such as gardening utensils and running blades
  • Good communication skills
  • Possession of a valid code 8/10 driver’s license will be a bonus
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Must be fit physically to render duties


  • Landscape maintenance, trim with hand cutter, cut lawn areas with lawnmower
  • Rake and remove refuse
  • Plan flowers
  • Maintain irrigation systems
  • Water gardens and sports field areas
  • Maintain or apply power equipment
  • Adhere to safety aspects with the use of power equipment
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Application Method

Applications for the Groundsman vacancies at Military Academy must be forwarded no later than March 29, 2019 via post to: HR Section, Military Academy, Private bag X2, Saldanha, 7395

Or, alternatively, forward via hand delivery to: HR Section Military Academy, Main Building Room 12, Frans Erasmus drive, Saldanha, 7395

Your application must include:

  • A z83 application form
  • A CV
  • Original certified copy of qualifications, ID and a valid driver’s license if any

This post is meant for the perusal and attention of all interested applicants, whether they are serving officials or employees of the Public Service or Department of Defence, persons employed outside the Public Service and unemployed persons.

Failure to comply with the above requirements will inevitably lead to your application being disregarded. If you apply for more than one position then please submit a separate application form with the respective reference number. If you wish to withdraw your application then you must do it in writing.

Under no circumstances will faxed or Photostat copies of documents will be considered. Qualified incumbents will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and security clearance processes. If you didn’t hear from the hiring department in three months after the deadline has passed, take it to mean your application as unsuccessful.