Driver Operators | Two (02) Posts (FOM23/2022)

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment - Paulusweg, Polokwane, Limpopo

Full-Time | Government

Closing date yi 1st ka July 2022


  • The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


  • Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 10 (NQF Level 3) or equivalent qualification.
  • Five (05) years’ experience in driving and operating specialised equipment.
  • Experience in transportation of gods and passengers.
  • A valid driver's licence Code EC (Code 14) plus Public Driver’s Permit (PDP).

Skills & Competencies

  • Driving skills.
  • Ability to drive heavy motor vehicle (code 14) and ability to operate heavy-duty machines.
  • Good interpersonal relations, literacy skills, document tracking, good telephone etiquette, communication skills and basic computer literacy skills.
  • Ability to work long hours voluntarily.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team.


  • Operate specialised equipment, load and offload goods or equipment.
  • Conduct inspection and maintenance of equipment and report defects.
  • Keep log sheets of vehicles and machines.
  • Grading of gravel roads, fitting of pipes and side drains and re-raveling/ shoulder maintenance.
  • Render driving services by transporting work teams and equipment, transport seedling from nursey to plantation, transport timber, poles and saw log to the mill depot, drive firefighting trucks detect and repair minor mechanical problems on the vehicle and take steps to have it repaired (check condition and level of oil, fuel, tyres, and water).
  • Complete trip authorisation and logbook of the vehicle.

Additional Information

  • All applications must be submitted on a signed new Z83 application form with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached), ID document, driver’s license (all attached documentation must not be older than six (06) months) together with the recent curriculum vitae in order to be considered.
  • Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialed and signed in full, the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application.
  • The National Department Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
  • Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
  • Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: criminal records; citizenship status; credit worthiness; previous employment (reference checks); social media checks, and qualification verification.
  • Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the department’s convenience.
  • Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the directive on compulsory capacity development, mandatory training days & minimum entry requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG).
  • The course is available at the NSG under the name certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link:
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme certificate for entry into the SMS.
  • Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job.
  • Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments.
  • The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of performance agreement and employment contract.
  • The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • If you have not been contacted within three (03) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Ref No

  • FOM23/2022


  • R124 434 per annum (Total package of R 243 705 per annum/ condition apply)


  • Mr Nelson Nemukula Tel: 015 519 3300
  • Cell: 076 961 5987


  • Limpopo (Voorspoed Plantation)

Application Form

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Application Address:
  • Applications may be forwarded to: The Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.
  • Alternatively, hand deliver to: 103 Corner Munnik and Landros street, Magistrate Building, Makhado.
  • Marked for the attention: Human Resources Management.
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