Aug 13, 2018

Employment of Conditions of Service Deputy Director-General

  • DPSA
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 31/45 : Deputy Director-General: Employment of Conditions of
Service (Previously Named Labour) REF NO: DPSA/18/011
Purpose: The role of this executive management position in the Employment of
Conditions of Service branch is to maintain an affordable Public Service Wage Bill
through informed compensable job worth and comparable employment conditions
of service whilst ensuring a professional and disciplined workforce with requisite
developed technical and specialist skills and enhanced capabilities.
SALARY : An inclusive structured package of R1 370 973 per annum at Level 15. An annual
progression up to a maximum salary of R1 544 406 is possible subject to
satisfactory performance. The all-inclusive package consists of a Basic Salary, the
State’s contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund and a flexible
portion that may be structured according to your needs within a framework.

An appropriate SAQA recognised undergraduate qualification and a post graduate
qualification (at NQF 8), in either Economics, Labour Law, Public Administration,
Social Science, Business Management, Human Resources or Finance, At least a
minimum 8-10 years appropriate experience at a Senior Management Level with
demonstrable strengths in managing complex environments, Being able to
communicate effectively with excellent people management skills, balanced with
demonstrable requisite technical skills, Knowledge of the Government legislative
framework, Public Service legislative and Policy Framework, Government Medium
Term Strategic Framework linked to the National Development Plan, Advanced
knowledge of public policy analysis and policy development process, Stakeholder
management and coordination, Strategic thinking and leadership, Research skills,
Financial Management and Human Resource Management, A person with
excellent people management skills who can communicate effectively with all
employees and principals alike.

Managing the Public Service Collective Bargaining environment focusing on
managing employment relations, conditions of service, discipline policies,
grievance and dispute resolution management systems, as well as, PS job grading
and evaluation systems. Support the interpretation of collective agreements into
employment practices, as well as, input into other legislative employment
practices, Development of Negotiation Frameworks with other key stakeholders in
Government, Provide Secretariat functions to the Ministerial Mandating
Committee, Manage the branch and its deliverables against the expected Annual
Targets and Projects, Provide strategic leadership for effective and efficient
management of the branch, Conduct ongoing research on trends and analysis of
salary payment systems and benefits.


It is the intention to promote representivity in the Department through the filling of these positions.

The candidature of applicants from designated groups especially in respect of people with disabilities will receive preference.

APPLICATIONS : Applications quoting reference number must be addressed to Mr Thabang Ntsiko.

Applications must be posted to Department of Public Service and Administration, Private Bag X916, Pretoria, 0001 or delivered 546 Edmond Street, Batho Pele House, cnr Edmond and Hamilton Street, Pretoria, Arcadia 0083. Faxed and emailed applications will not be considered.

All short-listed candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intend to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department.

Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of the competency-based assessment).

The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

The successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement, submit financial disclosure and will be required to undergo a security clearance.

Applications must be submitted on form Z.83 accompanied by certified copies of qualification(s), Identity Document (certified within the past 06 months).

Proof of citizenship if not RSA citizen, a comprehensive CV indicating duration of appropriate experience and three reference persons with the following information: name and contact numbers and indication of the capacity in which the reference is known to the candidate.

Reference checks will be done during the selection process.

Failure to submit these copies will result in the application not being considered.

Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security screening, security vetting, qualification verification and criminal records.


R1 370 973 per annum

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