ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
R382 245 per annum (Level 09)
Education, training & skills development
REF NO: DHET40/05/2022
Mr P Mtshali Tel No: 012 312 5089 / Mr R Kgare Tel No: 012 312 5442 / Mr D Moyane Tel No: 012 312 5165
Where to submit application
DHET invites applicants to apply online on the New Z83 form by accessing the Departmental Website (click ‘apply now’ button) or http://z83.ngnscan.co.za/apply and following the easy prompts/instructions.
Branch: Corporate Management Services Directorate: Application Development and Management. NOTE: Upload the supporting documents namely, (1) a comprehensive CV, and (2) copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), identity document, valid driver’s licence, and any other document (where required). A fully completed and signed (electronic signature) Z83 form will be considered. A user guide and ‘how to’ videos will assist in how to complete the form and digital signature. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents/copies on or before the day of the interviews. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Candidates whose appointments promote representativity in terms of race, gender, and disability will receive preference. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. The successful candidate(s) will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment. One of the minimum entry requirements for the SMS position is the Pre-entry Certificate. No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission thereof. For more details on the pre-entry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. The candidate(s) will be required to sign an annual performance agreement, disclose his/her financial interests, and be subjected to security clearance. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, qualification/study verification, and previous employment verification). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. “DHET is committed to providing equal opportunities and practising affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote representativity in terms of (race, gender, and disability) in the organisation. Women and people living with disability will receive preference in all DHET posts”.
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate bachelor’s degree/national diploma (NQF Level 6) in Computer Science or Information Technology or an equivalent qualification. A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years at the Supervisory level in systems development according to the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Specialized skills needed are Programming in Visual Studio 2013 or 2015, ASP. Net and Visual Basic. Net Languages, Relational Database concepts and experience in SQL for database and query design, Design and Develop Business Intelligent dashboards and Reports in Microsoft SQL. Advanced experience in application development. Web application development. Web services experience. Ability to interpret ERDs, process flow charts and sequence diagrams. Ability to document requirements using UML. SQL – Database design, queries, reporting. Possess advanced programming logic and the ability to write pseudo-code. Strong skills to investigate and analyse information in troubleshooting. Good understanding of project management principles. Good logical and analytical thinking, Ability to work independently, under pressure and in a team, time management and pro-activeness. Good communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal, as well as good organising and planning skills. A valid driver’s licence. DUTIES: The candidate will be responsible to perform systems analysis, design and development based on user requirements. Evaluate, investigate, and apply new technologies to enhance systems within the department. Design and develop new features for the applications, and improvement of the existing systems; Implementation, debugging, documentation and release of software solutions. Develop efficient and effective IT solutions to diverse and complex business problems. Provide maintenance and enhancement support of the existing systems; Communicate accurately on Project status in all appropriate meetings as well as on the relevant reports. Prepare business cases for projects and technology updates. Support best practice and innovation in the operational model through critical assessment of its workings and challenges to its design assumptions. Analyse and develop business improvements based on data analysed, data collected, reviewed, and incorporated of all internal and external benchmarking data into applications project planning, Develop Business Intelligent dashboards, and reports for various systems. Work closely with other stakeholders and team members to provide system solutions.