Town and Regional Planner

Town and Regional Planner (Production): Municipal Human Settlement Planning (12-month contract position), Ref No. HS 2019-11

Closing date: 2019/03/25

Tracking Number HS 2019-11
Job Title Town and Regional Planner (Production): Municipal Human Settlement Planning (12-month contract position), Ref No. HS 2019-11
Department Human Settlements
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Dr RN Robertson at (021) 483 5609
Job Type Contract
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town
Job Purpose The Department of Human Settlements, Western Cape Government is seeking the services of a qualified Town and Regional Planner to perform, review and support the management and provision of town and regional planning services to municipalities. This position is stationed in Cape Town.
Minimum Requirements An appropriate B-Degree in Urban/Town and Regional Planning or equivalent qualification; Compulsory registration with SACPLAN as a professional Town and Regional Planner on appointment; A minimum of 3-years post qualification Town and Regional Planning experience required or completion of the candidacy period; A valid Code B driving licence.
Recommendation Proven knowledge and experience of the following: Programme and Project Management experience; Human Settlements and Stakeholder Management; Procurement and tendering processes; Project coordination, integration, communication and control of project activities; Willing to travel for work as required.
Key Performance Areas Provide strategic support towards the improvement of living conditions of people and direction in the process; Facilitate, support, advise and review municipal project pipeline development; Participate in transversal structures and facilitate stakeholder integration and alignment with regards to project pipelines; Render technical town and regional planning support to municipalities; Strategic, human resource and financial management.
Competencies Working knowledge and skills of the following: Relevant public service legislation, policies, guidelines, etc. with focuses on human settlements, local government or related; Housing Act, Western Cape Housing Development Act, National Housing Code and guidelines; Municipalities; Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape with the ability to communicate well with people at different levels from different backgrounds; Excellent computer literacy in Arc View GIS, MS Office and other relevant software packages; Excellent problem-solving skills, Excellent Time Management, planning, organising; Proven negotiation and listening skills; Ability to work within specific timeframes.
Remuneration Grade A: R 585 366 – R 630 597 per annum (OSD as prescribed).

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.
MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed.
Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

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