Manager: Horticulture

Mossel Bay Local Municipality - Mossel Bay, Western Cape

Closing date yi 28 ka January 2022

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  • Mossel Bay Municipality, an employer committed to equal employment, invites persons to apply for the undermentioned vacancy.


  • National Diploma or equivalent qualification (NQF Level 6)
  • Valid Code B driver’s license
  • Three (3) years’ horticulture/relevant experience of which at least two (2) years must be in a supervisory capacity

Skills & Competencies

  • Proficient in at least two (2) of the three (3) official languages of the Western Cape
  • Computer literate (MS Office applications)
  • Interpersonal, motivational and conflict management skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Required to work after hours and in all weather conditions
  • Able to work independently, handle stress and make on-site decisions


  • Manage the provision and maintenance of all horticultural functions in municipal parks, gardens, cemeteries, town entrances and municipal office gardens
  • Manage the financial aspects, personnel, contractors, resources, areas, facilities, administration and occupational health & safety of the section
  • Adhere to legal requirements regarding the removal of alien and indigenous vegetation as well as protected plant and tree species
  • Keep abreast with technological developments in the rehabilitation and maintenance of parks, beautification, cemeteries and public open spaces
  • Manage the allocation and control of vehicles and equipment
  • Assist with the preparation of capital and operating estimates, and control expenditure against approved budget allocations
  • Formulate contracts and tender documents and assist with controlling of contractual obligations
  • Manage the assets of the section to prevent losses and to comply with regulations as determined by applicable policies and regulations
  • Implement procedures and controls to ensure that unsafe or hazardous conditions associated with the function are identified and rectified
  • Participate in meetings and respond to queries providing comments/opinions on functional issues with respect to service deliverables
  • Prepare investigational and productivity reports, and complete operational documentation
  • Manage the utilization, productivity and performance of personnel within the section

Additional Information

  • Shortlisted candidates may be subjected and required to undergo a theoretical and/or practical test, including a driving skills test.
  • Notwithstanding any representations to the contrary, no employment contract will come into effect until a written offer has been made by the municipality to, and accepted by, the applicant.
  • These conditions are compulsory and failing to comply will automatically lead to disqualification of the applicant.
  • Application forms are available on the Municipal website ( or electronically available from the contact persons mentioned hereunder.
  • Original Certified copies of proof of qualifications must accompany the CV.
  • Electronic applications may be e-mailed.
  • For equity purposes please indicate your race, gender and disability status.
  • Further details are obtainable from Ms N Bouwer or Ms J Ruiters at telephone number (044) - 6065000.
  • If applicants are not contacted within 40 days of the closing date, it can be accepted that they were not successful.
  • The Mossel Bay Municipality is committed to comply to the requirements of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, for the advancement of previously disadvantaged and disabled persons.
  • Applicants residing within the boundaries of Mossel Bay will receive preference.

Salary Scale

  • All-inclusive total package of ± R716 837.76 – R887 541.75 per annum. Benefits e.g. medical aid scheme, pension fund, group life scheme, 13th cheque included.

Basic Salary

  • R443 271.12 – R575 396.04 per annum (T14)

Closing date

  • 28 January 2022 (No applications received after 13h00 will be accepted)

Application Form

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Hand Deliver at

  • Applications in writing on the official application form and accompanied by a comprehensive CV, which will be regarded as confidential, must be directed to: The Senior Manager Human Resources, P O Box 25, Mossel Bay, 6500.

Email Application

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