The Department of Social Development is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Information Technology Technician based in the Capricorn District. This is a great opportunity for individuals with the right qualifications and experience to join a dynamic team dedicated to improving public services through effective information technology management.

Information Technology Technician Position Overview

  • Position: Information Technology Technician
  • Reference number: REF NO: DSD/2024/29
  • Centre: Capricorn District
  • Remuneration: R308 154 per annum (Level 07)
  • Closing date: 05 July 2024
  • General Enquiries:
    Contact Persons: Ms ME Gafane or Mr QLM Mogotlane
    Telephone Numbers: (015) 230 4315 or (015) 230 4375

Minimum Requirements

  • Qualification: An appropriate undergraduate qualification at NQF level 6 in Computer Science, Information Science, or Information Technology, or an equivalent qualification recognized by SAQA.
  • Experience: 1 – 2 years of relevant experience in Information Technology.
  • Driver’s License: A valid motor vehicle driver’s license (excluding persons with disabilities).

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Public Service Regulations, Acts, policies, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship abilities.
  • Capacity to perform under pressure.
  • Competence in conflict management.
  • Skills in policy analysis and interpretation.
  • Proficiency in report writing.
  • Ability in problem analysis and analytical thinking.
  • Commitment to honesty and confidentiality.
  • Customer care proficiency.


  • Monitor information systems to ensure functionality and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with SITA (State Information Technology Agency) to monitor and optimize information technology services.
  • Implement national legislation related to Information Technology to ensure compliance and adherence.
  • Maintain and update IT systems and networks to keep them current and secure.
  • Monitor and provide advice on appropriate Information Technology infrastructure to support organizational needs and growth.

Application Process

Follow the following application steps for a successful application:

  • Download or Obtain Z83 Form: Obtain the Z83 form.
  • Complete the Z83 Form: Fill out the Z83 form accurately and completely. Clearly indicate the reference number of the advertised post.
  • Submit Your Application: Submit your completed Z83 form along with a comprehensive CV and any relevant supporting documents to the appropriate address as specified in the advertisement.
  • Application Addresses:
    Capricorn/Sekutupu Old Age Home:
    Address: District Director, Private Bag X9709, Polokwane, 0700
    Or: 34 Hans Van Rensburg Street, Polowane, 0699

Further Requirements for Shortlisted Candidates:

    • Prepare Supporting Documents:
      • Certified copies of educational qualifications.
      • Certified copy of your identity document.
      • Certified copy of a valid driver’s license (if required).
      • Any other relevant supporting documents (e.g., certificates, transcripts).
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo:
      • Personnel suitability checks including criminal records and citizenship verification.
      • Technical exercises as part of the selection process, with details communicated by the Department.
      • Security clearance procedures.
      • Financial interest disclosure (for specified positions)

The Department of Social Development is offering a unique opportunity for a dedicated and skilled Information Technology Technician to join their team in the Capricorn District. This role not only offers a competitive salary but also provides a platform to contribute meaningfully to public service and community development.

With a focus on maintaining and optimizing IT systems, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s information technology infrastructure.