Department of Water and Sanitation Job Announcement of Cleaner

Department of Water and Sanitation Job Announcement of Cleaner


Department of Water and Sanitation Job Announcement of Cleaner. The Department of Water and Sanitation is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Cleaner [2 position].

This opportunity is part of the department’s ongoing efforts to maintain a clean and safe environment. The closing date for applications is November 10, 2023, at 16:00.

  • Position: Cleaner [x2 posts]
  • Salary: R125,373 per annum (Level 02)
  • Location: Roodeplaat, Resource Quality Information Services
  • Reference Number: 101123/09
  • Branch: Water Resource Management
  • Directorate: RQIS

The Department is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates who can assist the department in achieving its Employment Equity targets in line with the Department’s Employment Equity Plan, including white male/female, colored male/female, Indian male/female, and people with disabilities.

About the Department of Water and Sanitation

The Department of Water and Sanitation plays a crucial role as the custodian of South Africa’s water resources. Its responsibilities include formulating and implementing policies related to this sector.

The department’s mission is to provide access to clean water and dignified sanitation for all South Africans while promoting effective water resources management for sustainable economic and social development.

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Department of Water and Sanitation Job Announcement of Cleaner


Candidates for the Cleaner positions should meet the following requirements:

  • An ABET certificate or a relevant qualification.
  • Cleaning experience in a laboratory environment is an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning principles.
  • Basic knowledge of chemical use, including dilution/mixing.
  • Understanding of cleaning equipment.
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of record-keeping.
  • Basic understanding and application of laboratory safety rules.
  • Basic understanding of the correct use of chemicals.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Cleaner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Cleaning the laboratory and equipment.
  • Proper disposal of laboratory waste according to established procedures.
  • Cleaning glass and plastic ware in accordance with procedures.
  • Handling and connecting gas cylinders.
  • Completing relevant forms to ensure the traceability of laboratory activities.
  • Managing inventory of cleaning materials and requesting supplies as needed.
  • Cleaning storerooms, kitchen, offices, corridors, and boardrooms, and any other designated areas.
  • Emptying waste bins and preparing boardrooms for meetings.
  • Arranging crockery, utensils, and cutlery for meetings.
  • Washing and maintaining stock of crockery, utensils, and cutlery.
  • Filling and refilling drinking water containers.
  • Cleaning restrooms and replenishing hand wash liquid and toilet paper.
  • Reporting any broken machines and equipment.

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please follow these guidelines:

  • Submit your application with the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001, or hand-deliver it to Delta Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria, 0001.
  • Ensure that you use the NEW Z83 application form, which can be downloaded from the provided link or obtained from any Public Service Department.
  • Include a recent comprehensive CV with contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents before the interview.
  • Fully complete, sign, and initial the application form, ensuring that it indicates the correct job title, the office where the position is advertised, and the reference number as stated in the advert.
  • Please note that applications on the old Z83 form will not be considered.
  • If you hold foreign qualifications, you must provide an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


For any inquiries about this position, please contact Ms. J. Lekekiso at Tel No: (012) 808 9750.

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