Directorate: Imagery and Topographical Data
SALARY : R466 482 – R1 140 018 per annum, (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD
CENTRE : Western Cape (Mowbray)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and National
Diploma in Surveying or Cartography (NQF 6) or relevant qualification.
Minimum of 6 years post qualification technical (surveying / cartography)
experience. Compulsory registration with South African Geomatics Council as
a Survey Technician / Surveyor. Job related knowledge: Programme and
project management. Survey, legal and operational compliance. Survey
operational communication. Process knowledge and skills. Maintenance skills
and knowledge. Survey design and analysis. Research and development.
Computer-aided survey applications. Creating a high-performance culture.
Technical consulting. Survey and professional judgement. Job related skills:
Strategic capability and leadership. Problem solving and analysis skills.
Decision making skills. Team leadership skills. Creativity skills. Financial
management skills. Customer focus and responsiveness. Communication
skills. Computer skills. People management skills. Planning and organising
skills. Conflict management skills. Negotiation skills. Mobile equipment
operating skills. A valid driver’s license.
DUTIES : Survey design and analysis effectiveness. Perform final reviews and approvals
or audits on new survey applications according to set standards and design
principles or theory. Co-ordinate design efforts and integration across
disciplines to ensure seamless integration with current technology. Maintain
survey operational effectiveness. Manage the execution of maintenance
strategy through the provision of appropriate structures, systems and
resources. Set survey maintenance standards, specifications and service
levels according to organisational objectives. Monitor maintenance efficiencies
according to organisational goals to direct or redirect survey services. Financial
management. Ensure the availability and management of funds to meet the
Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) objectives within the survey
environment / services. Manage the operational survey project portfolio for the
operation to ensure effective resourcing according to organisational needs and
objectives. Manage the commercial added value of the discipline-related
programmes and projects. Facilitate the compilation of innovation proposals to
ensure validity and adherence to organisational principles. Allocate, monitor
and control expenditure according to budget to ensure efficient cash flow
management. Governance. Allocate, monitor and control resources. Compile
risk logs (databases) and manage significant risk according to sound risk
management practice and organisational requirements. Provide technical
consulting services for the operation of survey related matters to minimise
possible survey risks. Manage and implement knowledge sharing initiatives
e.g. short-term assignments and secondments within and across operations,
in support of individual development plans, operational requirements and
return on investment. Continuously monitor the exchange and protection of
information between operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge
management according to departmental objectives. People management.
Direct the development motivation and utilization of human resources for the
discipline to ensure competent knowledge base for the continued success of
survey services according to organisational needs and requirements. Manage
subordinates’ key performance areas by setting and monitoring performance
standards and taking action to correct deviations to achieve departmental
ENQUIRIES : Mr G Chandler Tel No: (021) 685 4474
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X10, Mowbray 7710 or
hand delivered to: 14 Long Street, 5th Floor, Cape Town, 8001.
NOTE : African and Indian Males and African Females and Persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply.