Vacancy of Assistant Technical Officer at the Department of Water and Sanitation

Vacancy of Assistant Technical Officer at the Department of Water and Sanitation

Vacancy of Assistant Technical Officer at the Department of Water and Sanitation. Join the Department of Water and Sanitation as we seek qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Technical Officer. This is your chance to contribute to water resource management and make a difference.

The application deadline is November 10, 2023, at 16:00.


  • Annual Salary: R202,233 (Level 05)
  • Location: Roodeplaat

Assistant Technical Officer Reference Number: 101123/08

  • Branch: Water Resource Management
  • Sub-Directorate: Resource Quality Information

The Department of Water and Sanitation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, with a commitment to encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities.

Preference will be given to candidates who can help the department achieve its Employment Equity targets, including White male/female, Coloured male/female, Indian male/female, and people with disabilities.

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About the Department of Water and Sanitation

The Department of Water and Sanitation is the guardian of South Africa’s water resources, responsible for formulating and implementing policies for the sector.

Our mission is to provide clean water and dignified sanitation to all South Africans, while also promoting effective water resource management for sustainable economic and social development.

Our vision is to be a dynamic, people-centered department leading in water resource management to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Vacancy of Assistant Technical Officer at the Department of Water and Sanitation


To qualify for this position, you should have:

  • A Senior/Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy as a passed subject.
  • A valid, unexpired driver’s license.
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of handling laboratory equipment.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Strong interpersonal relations.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Willingness to acquire new skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

As an Assistant Technical Officer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the supply and dispatch of sampling materials to various monitors for scheduled and ad hoc requests.
  • Ensuring timely routing of sample materials, printing tags and schedules.
  • Keeping address lists of monitors up to date.
  • Assisting in the creation of worksheets and batch-logged samples in packing lists according to different analysis groups.
  • Managing queries related to problem samples, logging, and re-checking in Water Management System (WMS) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Preparing filter papers, assisting in filling Lugol and ethanol to glass bottles, and packing Petri dishes.
  • Participating in timely stock taking.

How to Apply

Please submit your application by quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation. You can send your application to Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001, or hand-deliver it to Delta Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria, 0001.

All applications should be completed on a NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded from the provided link or obtained from any Public Service Department.

Your application should include a comprehensive CV, contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses), and only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents before the interview.

Please ensure that the application form is fully completed, signed, and initialed by you. It should indicate the correct job title, the office where the position is advertised, and the reference number as stated in the advert.

Applications on the old Z83 form will not be considered.

If you hold foreign qualifications, make sure to include an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Enquiries For inquiries, contact Mr. V. Sigonyela at Tel No: (012) 808 9736 / (081) 316 0338.

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