October 23, 2022

CHIEF HORTICULTURIST

REF NO: S.4/3/2/8

CENTRE : Head Office


REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 06) as recognized by South African
Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in Horticulture / Landscaping / Parks and
Recreation. 03-05 years ‘experience in landscaping environment with a
minimum of three (03) years at supervisory level. Driver’s licence, with the
exception of applicants with disabilities. Competencies: Strategic Capability
and Leadership, People Management and Empowerment, Programme and
Project Management, Financial Management, Change Management,
Knowledge Management, Service Delivery Innovation, Problem solving and
Analysis, Client Orientation and Customer focus, Communication. Knowledge.
Public Service Regulations and Act. Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
Batho Pele Principles. Occupational Health & Safety Act Public Finance
Management Act. Understanding HRM practices in the Public Service. Skills.
Problem solving and analysis. Analytical thinking. Decision making. Team
leadership. Conflict management. Time Management. Planning. Organising.
Computer skills. Facilitation Skills. Problem solving. Project Management.
Policy formulation. Report Writing Skills. Interpersonal skills.


DUTIES : Manage Landscaping Services: Develop landscaping plan. Manage and
implement landscaping projects. Manage and implement landscaping designs.
Manage and provide budget for landscaping services. Manage and develop
specifications for procurement of flowers, trees and insecticides. Manage and
monitor landscaping consultants and/or contractor activities. Monitor practical
training in terms of learnerships, NYS etc. Manage and acquire protective
clothing. Manage and monitor adherence to OHS regulations. Manage
landscaping maintenance: Develop maintenance plan. Develop and monitor
budget for landscaping maintenance. Manage and develop specifications for
procurement of flowers, trees and insecticides. Manage and monitor the
maintenance of premises and surrounding. Develop and monitor the garden
maintenance by drawing routines and advice on: Garden watering schedules.
Flowers and trees pruning and trimming seasons. Application of insecticides.
Cultivate the soil for trees and flowers. Manage landscaping machinery and/or
equipment: Manage gardening equipment and tools. Provide and manage
storage of equipment and tools. Liaise and open job cards for repair of
malfunctioning equipment and tools. Manage inventory of gardening
equipment and tools. Advice and manage disposal of worm out equipment.
Implement operational/business plan of the directorate: Implement operational
plan and monitor that identified activities are performed. Facilitate alignment of
individual performance to the strategic objective of the directorate. Facilitate181
and monitor the implementation of policies, directives and regulations.
Implement and monitor processes. Monitor that the departmental activities are
aligned to the regulations and directives. Disseminate information on new
information, monitor and evaluate such information. Attend to audit queries and
monitor compliance to audit corrective measures. Provide resources (human,
financial & physical: Provide inputs on planning of resources for future
requirements (human, finance equipment etc.) Provide budget inputs in line
with operational plan. Implement the budget by monitoring, projecting &
reporting expenditure. Maximise spending in line with strategic objective.
Monitor performance and task completions. Monitor achievement of set
targets. Report on the utilisation of equipment. Evaluate and monitor
performance and appraisal of employees. Provide staff capacity and
development. Enhance and maintain employee motivation and cultivate a
culture of performance management. Facilitate discipline. Provide job
descriptions to subordinates. Manage sectional leave matters. Implement
rental management policy, strategies, plan and processes. Provide rental
collection services. Provide rental reconciliation. Manage rental debt collection.
ENQUIRIES : Ms. Mokonyane Magdeline, Ms. Ledwaba RE, Ms. Hanyane Philipine, Mr. Seleka
Billy, Malose Moabelo, Matome Malemela and Mathume Mabilo and Ms. Mathebula
WT at Tel No: 015 284 7353/ 7570/ 7586 / 7663/ 7606/7607/ 7627/ 7578

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