October 24, 2022

CHIEF TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNER (GRADE A – B)

CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)


REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Bachelor’s
Degree in Town and Regional Planning / City and Regional Planning / Urban
and Regional Planning. Minimum of 6 years post qualification Town and
Regional Planning experience required. Compulsory registration with the
South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) as a Professional Town and
Regional Planner on appointment. Job related knowledge: Programme and
project management. Town and regional legal and operational compliance.
Town and regional principles and methodologies. Town and regional planning
processes and procedures. Research and development. Computer-aided
applications. Creating high performance culture. Technical consulting. Job
related skills: Strategic management and direction skills, Analytical skills,
Creativity skills, Self-management skills, Communication skills (verbal and
written), Language proficiency, Computer literacy, Change management skills,
Negotiation skills and Knowledge management skills. A valid driver’s license.


DUTIES : Provide town and regional planning future forecasting. Estimate the future
needs for housing, business and industrial sites, community facilities and open
spaces in order to meet the needs of expansion and renewal. Lead and direct
the projections for future needs in traffic and transportation to inform
appropriate town and regional planning. Provide technical assistance to
professional teams on all aspects regarding town and regional planning
projects. Lead and manage the application of town and regional planning
principles in land development. Ensure adherence to legal issues and
requirements involving community development and changes in Spatial
Planning and Land Use Management (SPLUM). Monitor the implementation of
development in compliance with applicable legislation and town and regional
planning standards and guidelines. Manage the compilation and adoption of
technical and planning standards, norms and guidelines. Formulate and
interpret planning legislation, guidelines, policies and regulations. Manage site
clearance standards as agreed with Project Managers. Plan and design
sustainable human settlement. Compile Spatial Development Frameworks
(SDF) (as part of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) processes). Compile
guidelines and evaluate Land Use Management Schemes (LUMS). Provide
governance. Allocate, monitor and control resources. Compile risk logs and
manage significant risk according to sound risk management practice and
organisational requirements. Provide technical consulting services for the
operation of architectural related matters to minimise possible architectural
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. Monitor the exchange and protection of information between
operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge management
according to departmental objectives. Provide financial management. Ensure
the availability and management of funds to meet Medium-Term Expenditure
Framework (MTEF) objectives within the architectural environment / services.
Manage the operational capital project portfolio for the operation to ensure
effective resourcing according to organisational needs and objectives. Manage
the commercial value add 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 cashflow management.
Provide people management. Manage the development motivation and
utilisation of human resources for the discipline to ensure competent
knowledge base for the continued success of architectural services according
to organisational needs and requirements. Manage sub-ordinates key
performance areas by setting and monitoring performance standards and
taking actions to correct deviations to achieve departmental objectives.


ENQUIRIES : Ms A Matsila Tel No: (012) 312 9371

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand delivered to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare),
corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture
Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.


NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White Males and African, Coloured, Indian and White
Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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