DEPUTY DIRECTOR: ROAD SAFETY – Department of Community Safety, Johannesburg: Head Office – Refs/007169

  • Reference Number : refs/007169
  • Directorate : Traffic Management
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R733 257. 00 Per Annum All-Inclusive benefits
  • Enquiries : Ms Makgopa Evelyn Tel: 011 689 3726/3845/3941

Requirements :

Matric plus three years National Diploma (NQF Level 6) / Bachelor Degree (NQF level 7) or equivalent qualification in traffic Law enforcement. 7-10 years of working experience in Traffic Law Enforcement field with 3-5 years junior management experience in the field of Road Safety. Valid driving License at least a code B. No criminal record or cases pending against you.

Knowledge and skills: Relevant legislative and Policy Framework. Knowledge and understanding of Road Safety Plan. Project Management. Strategic planning. PSR and PFMA. Understanding of the strategic plan for the Department. Knowledge and understanding of Departmental strategic priorities and programmes. Record management. Resource management. Customer relationship management. Performance management. Finance management. Conflict management. Projects management. Self-management. Time management. Risk management. Change management. Public information management. Networking. Handling pressure. Diversity. Decision-making. Interpersonal relations. Strategic thinking and planning. Probing. Negotiation. Written and oral communication. Report writing. Presentation and facilitation skills. Public speaking. Competencies: Leadership. Planning. Organising. People management. Service delivery. Communication. Decision making. Results and quality management. Problem solving. Reports writing. Workplace relations. Conflict management. Management. Monitoring and evaluation. Mentoring and coaching. Teamwork. Customer management. Innovation and continuous improvement. Analytical. Negotiation. Initiative. Computer Literacy. Project management. Flexible.

Duties :

Coordinate institutional arrangements for effective implementation of the GSS. Oversee alignment of Road Safety activities within and outside the Department. Oversee the implementation of road safety strategies as per national department (NDoT) directive to schools and the general public. Ensure Public Education through training or road users and communities with the focus on Community outreach programmes, road shows and promotional projects. Ensure training of all Gauteng educators on road safety education. Coordination and management of Gauteng Pedestrian Management plan with all stakeholders. Provide inputs into the strategic planning of the department. Development of Business plan, Annual Performance plan and operational plan for the sub-directorate. Manage the sub-directorate budget in line with PFMA directives. Effective performance management and capacity building of the sub-directorate. Benchmark for good practice models (International and National). Ensure effective use of assets. Identify and manage risk. Coordinate stakeholder relations with other state departments and law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Provide strategic guidance and leadership to law enforcement officials. Create a leadership environment that is conducive to organizational performance and change (market paradigm shift model). Identify and manage critical issues that affect performance. Manage the capacity to influence others to unleash their power and potential to impact the greater good (visions, mission and values, leadership mode). Promote road safety education for all road users in the province (Safe-4-Life). Oversee effective implementation of Road Safety Plan education. Oversee effective implementation of road safety promotion projects. Facilitate and oversee the inclusion of road safety as part of the life skills curriculum in schools. Ensure road user compliance to road rules. Engage learners in non-formal road safety education. Provision of road safety promotion material and equipment to all users. Identify and engage key stakeholders in road safety promotion initiatives. Establish partnerships with relevant departments, local government etc. to foster mutual relations and pursue common interests. Participation in the communication forum and Law Enforcement Agencies. Recommend disciplinary hearing against any Officer under your jurisdiction who is reasonably suspected of having committed on act of misconduct in the execution of their duties. Manage grievances according to prescribed procedures. Facilitate at least one team building activity per quarter. Ensure that leave is utilized and managed according to the relevant policies and instructions. Develop and implement in-service training programme and monitor formal training needs of the unit. Monitor and evaluate operational performance of the region to ensure continuous alignment and development. Ensure the management of Performance Management and Development System as per the approved PMDS policy. Ensure proper record keeping of activities of the centre including minutes of every meeting convened. Compile monthly reports and submit. Attend operational meetings and any other meeting as required by strategic leadership.

Notes :

Gauteng DCS is an equal opportunity employer and gender sensitive employer and it is its intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity employment. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources Directives will be taken into consideration. people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. The certification must be within three (6) months. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification. The Department will not accept emailed, posted or hand delivered applications.

Employer : Department of Community Safety

Location : Johannesburg: Head Office

Closing Date : 21-05-2021

Criteria Questions
Do you have Matric plus three years National Diploma (NQF Level 6) / Degree or equivalent (NQF Level 7)?
Do you have 7-10 years of working experience in Traffic Law Enforcement field?
Do you have 3-5 years Management experience?
Do you have a valid code B drivers License?
Do you have criminal record?

Please Note :

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Please note: 

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.


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