TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNER

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Department of Public Works is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The intention is to
promote representativity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and with persons whose
appointment will promote representativity, will receive preference.
NOTE : An indication by candidates in this regard will facilitate the processing of
applications. If no suitable candidates from the unrepresented groups can be
recruited, candidates from the represented groups will be considered. People with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted on a signed
Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department and must be
accompanied by a comprehensive CV, recently certified copies of qualifications
and an Identification Document. Applications not complying with the above will be
disqualified. Should you not have heard from us within the next month, please
regard your application as unsuccessful. Note: It is the responsibility of all
applicants to ensure that foreign and other qualifications are evaluated by SAQA.
Recognition of prior learning will only be considered on submission of proof by
candidates. Kindly note that appointment will be subject to verification of
qualifications and a security clearance. Faxed, e-mailed or late applications will not
be accepted. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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POST 47/31 : TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNER (PRODUCTION) GRADE A, REF NO:
2017/218
SALARY : All-inclusive salary package of R 549, 639 per annum
CENTRE : Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : A degree in Urban / Town and Regional Planning or equivalent qualification.
Relevant post qualification professional experience required. Valid driver’s licence.
Compulsory registration with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)
as a Professional Planner. Technical competencies: Programme and project
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management; T&R principles and methodologies; Research and development;
Computer-aided applications; T&R knowledge of legal compliance; Creating high
performance culture; Technical consulting; Professional judgement; Generic
competencies: Decision making; Team leadership; Analytical skills; Creativity;
Self-management; Financial management; Customer focus and responsiveness;
Communication skills; computer literacy; Delegation and development of others;
Planning, organising and execution; Ability to manage conflict; Problem solving
and analysis; Insight; People management skills; Change management.
DUTIES : Leading the team of professionals from different fields and technical staff from
Dept. of Public Works and private company to marshal and implement property
development; Provide professional town and regional planning advice and
services in terms of professional qualifications and experience; rapid and punctual
delivery of land for the construction of new accommodation for national
departments in line with Site Delivery Programme linked to land acquisition and
disposal; conduct research with regards to international best practice; process and
guideline development; verify and interpret client department needs, preferences
and space norms, community involvement and stakeholder support; Project
manage the location, audit/analysis, approval and preparation and clearance of
sites for development; applying quality control, verifying timely site delivery and
proactively remove constraints that restrain site clearance progress; reviewing and
formulating SLAs and MoUs with other state organs/parastatals and other SOSs;
providing professional and technical support to implementation teams at head
office or regional level; provide general and financial management, allocation of
budget, payment of consultants, expenditure and human resources; facilitating and
co-ordinating projects for site delivery best practice, coaching and managing
private consultants, officials regarding governmental, and SOSs/NGOs ;
Developing, implementing and maintaining the Strategic development plans ;
Implementation of relevant government policies, legislations, Acts and Regulatory
Laws in property development; retrospectively evaluate projects and verify
compliance with legal and development conditions; timely progress reporting and
effective briefing of client; understanding the needs of the clients; prepare terms of
reference, brief consultants, scrutinise development conditioned; executing land
availability negotiations and entering into service-level agreements with service
providers; namely, Ingonyama Trust Board, Communal and Traditional land
owners, parastatal and etc.; Resolve environmental impact, traffic engineering,
heritage impact, land use, site demarcation and site development plan issues;
Resolve economic development and planning -related matters that affect the South
African Provinces; provide comprehensive reports and conduct public participation
processes with all the stakeholders. Mentor, train and develop candidate town and
regional planners.
ENQUIRIES : Mr Malusi Ganiso, Tel No: 012 406 1035
APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Department of Public Works Private Bag X65, Pretoria,
0001 or Hand delivered at, Corner Madiba (Vermeulen) and Bosman Street,
Central Government Offices Building, Pretoria,
FOR ATTENTION : Ms N.P Mudau
CLOSING DATE : 08 December 2017

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