The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure invites qualified candidates to apply for the HR Clerk position in the Corporate Services Recruitment division. This is an opportunity to contribute to our team and support our mission of efficient human resources management within the public sector.

HR Clerk Position Overview

  • Salary: R216,417 per annum (Level 05), inclusive of benefits.
  • Location: Queenstown.
  • Reference number: REF NO: DPWI 150/ 05/2024
  • General Enquiries: Contact Ms. N. Ndawo or Ms. S. Nenene at Tel No: (045) 807 6600.
  • E-recruitment Technical Enquiries: Email for technical support related to e-recruitment processes


  • National Senior Certificate (Matric) is essential.
  • Previous experience in Human Resource Provisioning would be advantageous.


  • Handle Human Resource Provisioning Services.
  • Manage the advertisement, recruitment, selection, and placement of positions.
  • Verify qualifications of applicants.
  • Facilitate the commencement of employment.
  • Issue letters of appointment and contracts.
  • Confirm appointments after probation.
  • Manage personnel deployment through transfers, promotions, and secondments

HR Clerk Application Process

  • Submission Options:
    • Post: Address to The Head of Department, Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X0035, Bhisho, 5605.
    • Hand Delivery: Submit at Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs Foyer, Tyamzashe Building, Phalo Avenue, Bhisho.
    • E-recruitment System: Accessible at or The system operates 24/7 and closes at 23:59 on the closing date.
  • E-Recruitment Enquiries:
    • For technical support, email with your ID Number, Profile email Address, and details of the issue.
    • Do not send your CV to this email; it will not be considered if submitted.
  • Technical Support Hours:
    • Technical assistance available during working hours: 08:00-16:30 (Mon-Thurs) and 08:00-16:00 (Fri).
  • Encouragement:
    • Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize the e-Recruitment System for submission.

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Additional information:

  • Document Submission Requirements:
    • Submit a fully completed and signed Z83 form along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) on application.
    • Applicants using the e-recruitment system do not need to sign the Z83 initially; signing will be required on the interview day.
    • Shortlisted candidates must provide certified copies of qualifications and relevant documents to HR before the interview.
    • Candidates with foreign qualifications must submit an evaluation certificate from SAQA by the interview day.
    • Failure to submit all required documents will lead to disqualification.
  • Correspondence:
    • Communication will only be with shortlisted candidates.
    • Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted within six (6) months after the closing date.
  • Personnel Suitability Checks:
    • Shortlisted candidates undergo checks including criminal record, citizenship, financial/asset, qualification/study, and previous employment verification.
    • Successful candidates undergo security clearance and, where applicable, skills/knowledge tests.
  • Probation Period:
    • Appointed candidates will undergo a probation period of twelve (12) months.
  • Employment Equity and Affirmative Action:
    • The department aims to achieve Employment Equity targets, emphasizing gender equity and disability inclusion in appointments.
  • Post Amendments:
    • The Department reserves the right to amend, review, or withdraw advertised posts in the best interest of the department.
  • Senior Management Service (SMS) Posts:
    • SMS applicants must obtain a pre-entry Certificate (Nyukela) from the National School of Government (NSG) before appointment.
    • The SMS pre-entry certificate is not required for shortlisting but must be submitted prior to appointment.
  • Competency Assessment:
    • Successful candidates for SMS posts will undergo competency assessments using DPSA SMS competency assessment tools

Prospective applicants are encouraged to adhere closely to the stipulated requirements and procedures. It is imperative to submit a fully completed Z83 form and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, ensuring all requisite documents are included as specified. For individuals utilizing the e-recruitment system, signing the Z83 will be mandatory on the day of the interview.

Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to provide certified copies of qualifications and other pertinent documents, along with SAQA evaluation for foreign qualifications, by the interview date.