Department of Water Affairs: Groundsman [9 Vacancies]

Posted on :

31 Mar, 2014

Category :

Government Jobs in South Africa

SALARY : R68 010 per annum (Level 2)
CENTRE : NWRI Eastern operations: Klipfontein Dam (1 post), Ntshingwayo Dam (8 posts),


REQUIREMENTS : ABET qualifications, one (1) – (2) two year’s relevant experience. Knowledge of
gardening equipments and appliances. Knowledge of lawn care process, pruning
and trimming process and techniques. Knowledge of daily maintenance
procedures for efficient machine / equipment performance. Knowledge of health
and safety procedures. Knowledge of garden maintenance and planting
practices. Must be able to read and write. Good communication skills (verbal and

written), Good interpersonal skills self-motivated and show willingness to work.
Ability to work under pressure, independently and in a team. Must be able to
work under supervision. Must have knowledge of Occupational Health and


DUTIES : Cleaning and grounds and repair tools and structures (buildings, fences &
benches), using hand and power tools. Mixing spray or spread fertilizers
herbicides orinsecticides onto grass, shrubs and trees. Provide proper upkeep
and sweeping offside walks, driveways, parking lots and others. Maintain existing
grounds / gardens by caring for sod, plants and trees. Rake and mulch leaves,
irrigate plants and lawns. Cleaning of Galleries in the dam wall which includes
but not limited to the following: sweeping, painting and washing of the floors,
maintenance of the surrounding dam areas, perform gardening duties on the side
of the access road. Perform regular inspections on tools and report defaults.
Assist with maintenance duties from time to time. Perform fire breaks & tree
felling within Government Water Schemes. NOTE: Candidates may be subjected
to a skills and knowledge test.


ENQUIRIES : Mr. SE. Shange, Tel: (033) 239 1900

APPLICATIONS : Please direct your applications to: The Director, Department of Water Affairs,
Private Bag X 24 Howick, 3290. Hand deliver to Midmar Area Office, Midmar
Dam, Howick.


Closing date: 4th April, 2014


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