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Harry Gwala District Municipality: Current Vacancies 2024

Harry Gwala District Municipality invites interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply for the following positions.


Position: Superintendent: Reticulation Services

  • Salary Grade: R368,723.04 – R478,613.40 p.a. (plus applicable benefits) (T12)
  • Reference Number: WAT J 5/5/4/2/1
  • Centre: Umzimkhulu Satellite


  • Matric/Grade 12
  • Plumber’s Trade Test Certificate
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience in reticulation services, with 2 years at a supervisory level
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Software packages
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s licence

Key Performance Areas:

  • Inspect and analyze reports on reticulation system performance, determining corrective measures
  • Assess pipe conditions, report breakdowns, and communicate critical repair needs
  • Collect performance statistics and address meter-related issues
  • Coordinate with personnel regarding material availability for scheduled work
  • Supervise routine maintenance activities and ensure deadlines are met
  • Address specific enquiries or complaints and determine necessary maintenance actions

Position: Artisan Plumber

  • Salary Grade: R264,550.08 – R343,387.80 p.a. (plus applicable benefits) (T10)
  • Reference Number: WT J 5/5/4/2/2
  • Centre: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma


  • Grade 9/Standard 7
  • Trade Test Certificate
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in plumbing
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s licence
  • Skills: Assertiveness, coaching, communication (verbal), community liaison, conflict handling, decision making, leadership, people orientation, problem solving, supervisory, writing

Key Performance Areas:

  • Respond to and repair pipe bursts in emergencies
  • Install water meters
  • Maintain reticulation system and restore areas after maintenance
  • Inspect water network areas and ensure quality of work
  • Supervise staff and monitor performance
  • Ensure adherence to Occupational Health and Safety Act provisions

Position: Driver Supervisor

  • Salary Grade: R185,345.04 – R240,604.92 p.a. (plus applicable benefits) (T7)
  • Reference Number: WAT O 5/5/4/2/3
  • Centre: Kokstad Satellite


  • NQF Level 1 or Grade 9
  • Valid (unendorsed) Code EC driver’s licence with PrDP
  • 1 – 2 years’ relevant experience

Key Performance Areas:

  • Perform tasks associated with using heavy vehicles to/from sites
  • Inspect safety devices and report defects
  • Participate in loading/offloading sequences
  • Transport personnel, material, tools, and equipment
  • Operate specialized heavy vehicles for water collection and transport

Position: General Worker

  • Salary Grade: R118,716.36 – R136,850.64 p.a. (plus applicable benefits) (T3)
  • Reference Number: WT J 5/5/4/2/4
  • Centre: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma


  • Grade 9/Standard 7
  • 6 – 12 months’ experience in Water and Sanitation services maintenance
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and do shift work

Key Performance Areas:

  • Assist in operations and maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure
  • Cut/trim lawns and clear overgrown shrubs
  • Prepare work sites and load/off-load equipment
  • Excavate and backfill trenches
  • Clean and remove blockages from drainage systems
  • Prepare materials like concrete and mortar
  • Clean and maintain equipment


Position: Communications Officer

  • Salary Grade: R312,309.12 – R405,414.36 p.a. (T11) (plus applicable benefits)
  • Reference Number: MM J 5/5/4/2/1


  • Grade 12/Matric
  • 3-year qualification (NQF Level 6) in Public Relations or Communication Science
  • 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Software packages
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s licence

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

Key Performance Areas:

  • Engage with media and stakeholders
  • Prepare media statements and organize press conferences
  • Manage and update social media
  • Arrange media presence for community events
  • Develop and implement communication and branding strategy
  • Write articles for internal newsletter
  • Compile quarterly newsletters
  • Arrange staff events and networking sessions

Closing Date: July 12, 2024


Applications must be submitted with a signed Application Form (available on our website www.harrygwaladm.gov.za) accompanied by a comprehensive CV, certified copies of educational qualifications, ID, and driver’s license. Address to:
The Municipal Manager
Attention: Mrs. T.T. Thiyane-Magaqa, Executive Director: Corporate Services
Harry Gwala District Municipality, Private Bag X 501, IXOPO, 3276
Or hand deliver/courier to: 40 Main Street, IXOPO, 3276
Or email to: recruitment@harrygwaladm.gov.za

Note: Insert the post title in the subject line when submitting via email. Further correspondence will be confined to shortlisted candidates. If not contacted within four months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Proof of canvassing with Councillors or Management will lead to immediate disqualification. Harry Gwala District Municipality subscribes to the National Equity Strategy. The Council reserves the right not to continue with the interview and appointment process if no suitable candidates are identified. Applications without the Harry Gwala District Municipality application form will not be considered.

Harry Gwala District Municipality: Current Vacancies 2024

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