Branch: Office of the Director-General

  • Chief Directorate: Office of the Director-General
  • Directorate: Administration
  • SALARY: R766 584 per annum (Level 11)
  • CENTRE: Pretoria/Cape Town


a relevant 3-year tertiary degree (NQF level 6) in public administration, secretarial work, or a similar field, together with at least 5 years of relevant experience providing senior/executive management with high-level administrative support. Experience providing personal assistance and secretarial support in a busy executive office will be advantageous. The key skills and qualities listed below are crucial; Putting the needs of the customer first (Batho Pele); adhering to MISS criteria; Excellent writing and verbal communication, interpersonal abilities, organization, analytical thinking, problem solving, and computer skills. possess the capacity to cooperate with others. Having a current driver’s license Code B or B1. Possess the capacity to work under pressure and the flexibility to put in extra time. Be extremely organised. Assertiveness and a sense of urgency. Must be a team player, flexible and reliable. Must have a broad understanding of work executed in a Senior or Executive Management office environment. Must have good Interpersonal relations. Must be willing to travel. Ability to Manage/Control financial resources. Must have knowledge of the PFMA, Treasury Regulations, Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations.


The chosen candidate will be in charge of providing the Director General with administrative support services and making sure the DG’s Office runs smoothly. Organize the Director General’s schedule. The Director General’s general administrative support services. Offer efficient handling of messages with a high priority. Organize your email inbox and type documents as needed. Control the driver to the DG’s and the food service assistant’s timetables. managing all of the DG’s travel and subsistence arrangements, as well as procurement, in accordance with the relevant policies. Prepare the meeting’s agenda and supporting materials in advance, as well as the meeting space and secretarial support. When handling documents pertaining to staff members and other matters, exercise strict discretion. As needed, give general administrative support to the Director General’s Branch. Keep record of Director General’s documents into computer system and file documents in compliance with the MISS Document. Maintain the prescribed file registers for opening of files, archiving of documents as well as dispatch registers.
ENQUIRIES: Ms. Michelle Phenya Tel No: (012) 309 3172
NOTE: Preference will be given to African Male, Coloured Male /Female, White Male/Female, Indian Male/Female and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

Where to submit applications/how to apply

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO: The Department of Transport, Private Bag X193, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at the 159 Forum Building, Cnr Struben and Bosman Street, Pretoria. For attention Recruitment UnitRoom 4034

Application Note/Instruction

Applications must be accompanied by new Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, (or obtainable at Applicants must fill in full new Z83 form part A, B, C, D and F. A recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates). Applicants will submit certified copies of all qualifications and ID documents on the day of the interviews. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

The Department reserves the right not to fill the post. All shortlisted candidates for will be subjected to undertake a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job; the logistics will be communicated to candidates prior to the interviews. Recommended candidates will also be required to attend a generic managerial competency assessment after the interviews also take a note that National School of Governance (NGS) has introduced a compulsory SMS pre-entry certificate with effect from 01 April 2020 as Minimum Entry Requirements for Senior Management Services and can be accessed through the following link: The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate must disclose to the Director-General particulars of all registrable financial interests, and sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the Director-General within three months from the date of assumption of duty. The successful candidate must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department.

Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and assessments at a time, date and place as determined by the Department. An offer letter will only be issued to the successful candidate once the following has been verified educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Please note: Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.


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