November 21, 2022

CHIEF TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNER (GRADE A – B)

CENTRE : North West (Mmabatho)

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

DUTIES : Provide town and regional planning 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. Monitor the implementation of development in compliance with
applicable legislations 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
legislations, guidelines, policies and regulations. Manage site clearance
standards as agree with Project Managers. Plan and design sustainable
human settlement. Compile Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs) 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 practices and
organisational requirements. Provide technical consulting services for the
operation of architectural related matters to minimise possible architectural
risk. 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 added to 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 : Mr KE Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 71158

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X74, Mmabatho, 2735
or hand delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery,
Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.
NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and African, Coloured, Indian and
White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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