Assistant Director: Collective Bargaining and Employee Relations | two (02) posts

Salary: R382 245 per annum
Centre(s): Pretoria
 A Degree/ National Diploma on NQF6 in Labour Relations or equivalent qualification
within the related field.
 A minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience in labour relations.
 Knowledge of disciplinary code and procedures, grievance procedures, mediation
and arbitration, public service legislation and resolutions and Labour Relations Act.
 Understanding of the interpretation and application of legislation, policies and
 Understanding of programme and project management.
 Good communication skills (verbal and written).
 Good interpersonal skills.
 Conflict resolution skills.
 Sound organising and planning skills.
 Coordination skills.
 Report writing skills.
 Computer literacy.
 Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
 Provide support and advice to the department on labour relations matters through
the following key performance areas:
o Ensure misconduct cases are handled promptly and effectively.
o Ensure the facilitation of grievance procedures.
o Provide advice and development on labour relations matters.
o Provide collective bargaining support and general support on compliance for
reporting to stakeholders.
o Ensure dispute cases are handled effectively.
 All applications must be submitted on a signed new Z83 application form (click bold underlined text to download
PDF form) accompanied by a recent detailed curriculum vitae to be considered.
 Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialed and signed in full,
the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application.
 Applications may be forwarded to: The Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the
Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia
Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria marked for the attention: Human
Resources Management.
 It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
 The National Department Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in
terms of the department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
 Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for
employment, including but not limited to: criminal records; citizenship status; credit worthiness; previous
employment (reference checks); social media checks, and qualification verification.
 Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the department’s convenience.
 Entry level requirements for senior management service (SMS) posts:
o In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days and Minimum
Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a pre-entry certificate obtained from
National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.
o The course is available at the NSG under the name “certificate for entry into SMS” and the full details can
be obtained by following the below link:
o Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course.
o Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends
to test relevant technical elements of the job.
o 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 competency-based assessments.
 The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of a performance
agreement and an employment contract.
 The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
 If you have not been contacted within three (03) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept
that your application was unsuccessful.

Z83 Application Form

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