Working for government is often an opportunity to contribute to improving the way that government runs the country as well as to use your skills and talents productively. Getting access to government jobs in South Africa is relatively simple.
Vacancies are advertised on the websites of national government departments and in the Public Service Vacancy Circular.
Tips for getting government jobs in South Africa:
Applications must be on the prescribed Z83 form, accompanied by a detailed CV and certified copies of original educational qualification certificates and your valid ID.
A separate application form must be completed for each post.
Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated.
The various government departments have vacancies that are advertised on their websites. By visiting the websites you can get access to some valuable interview tips, such as:
- Learn as much as possible about the government department at which you are applying for a job.
- Be on time
- Make sure the you know the name of the contact person
- Dress for success
- Practise for your interview
- Prepare a self-selling sales pitch
Average salaries for various government jobs:
- High school teacher: R207 333 per annum
- Registered nurse: R204 000 per annum
- Economist: R244 000 per annum
- Social Worker: R136 500 per annum
Current government jobs available:
ASD: Head Correctional Centre
Department of Correctional Services
The vacancy is in the KZN region, in Estcourt. The incumbent will be expected to have firearm skills and will be expected to be knowledgeable about the use of relevant security technology, communication, project and programme management, transformation management, problem solving and service delivery innovation.
Salary: R376 227 per annum.
Administration Clerk: Supply Chain Management (Procurement)
Department of Health
The position is available at the Vredenburg Hospital (West Coast District of the Western Cape). The applicant must have appropriate experience in a Supply Chain Management environment. Sound knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act and Computer Literacy are required.