Pikitup Services is inviting dedicated individuals to apply for general worker positions open in the City of Johannesburg. As a General Worker, candidates will actively contribute to street cleaning, waste stacking, and various essential tasks.

Vacancy Overview

Job Title: General Worker – Pikitup Services, City of Johannesburg
Open Positions: 300 Permanent Roles
Salary: R 9,531.55 monthly, (excluding benefits)
Closing Date: 13 December 2023

City of Johannesburg General Worker Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness of streets and pavements through sweeping and litter picking.
  • Utilize tools like brooms, shovels, and trolleys to manage and transport waste efficiently.
  • Engage with the public and city officials, addressing concerns and responding to inquiries.
  • Adhere to safety protocols, promptly reporting any issues to supervisors.
  •  Ensure efficient use of resources by distributing the correct number of bags for waste.
  • Record details of handled refuse bins, including damaged ones, and manage delivery documentation.
  • Deliver scheduled refuse bins, ensuring replacements are in good condition.


City of Johannesburg Pikitup aims to build a team of dedicated individuals committed to excellence. To ensure the success of our collective mission, they have outlined specific requirements for the General Worker position:

Education: A foundational level of education is essential, with the completion of Grade 10. This educational background lays the groundwork for understanding and executing the responsibilities of the General Worker role.

Fitness: The nature of the General Worker position requires individuals to be in good physical and mental health. This ensures the capability to perform tasks that contribute to the cleanliness and orderliness of our designated areas effectively.

Background Check:
We prioritize the safety and well-being of our community. Therefore, successful candidates must undergo a comprehensive background check.

  • No Criminal Background: Applicants should have a clean criminal record, demonstrating integrity and trustworthiness.
  • South African Citizenship: To align with our commitment to community service, applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Valid Police Clearance: A valid Police Clearance is mandatory, confirming your commitment to upholding legal and ethical standards.

Experience: Practical experience is a valuable asset. To excel in the General Worker position, a minimum of 12 months of experience in a role with similar responsibilities is preferred. This ensures a seamless transition into the tasks and duties associated with maintaining cleanliness and order.

Competencies: Proficiency and Awareness

Successful candidates will possess a set of competencies crucial for effective performance:

  • Proficient Tool Usage: A good understanding and proficiency in using relevant tools such as brooms, shovels, and trolleys are essential.
  • Procedural Understanding: Familiarity with associated procedures ensures a systematic approach to tasks.
  • Legislation Awareness: An awareness of applicable legislation and internal company protocols is crucial for maintaining compliance and ensuring the safety and well-being of all stakeholders.

Application Process

City of Johannesburg Pikitup has streamlined their application process to make it as convenient as possible.

Submission Requirements:
As part of your application, please include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Provide a detailed resume highlighting your work experience, skills, and educational background.
  • Certified Copies: Submit certified copies of your identification (ID), relevant qualifications, and a valid police clearance. This ensures the accuracy and legitimacy of your application.

Additional Notes

City of Johannesburg Pikitup is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process. In line with this commitment, please note the following:

  • Personalized Touch: Take the time to carefully fill out the application form, ensuring that all information is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Application Confirmation: Once your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt. If any additional information is required, the  City of Johannesburg Pikitup team will reach out to you promptly.
  • Position Reservation: City of Johannesburg Pikitup reserves the right not to fill any position if circumstances necessitate such a decision.
  • Communication with Shortlisted Candidates: Only applicants who successfully make it to the shortlist will be contacted. We aim to complete this process within six weeks post the application deadline.
  • Data Usage Consent: By submitting an application, applicants provide explicit consent for the use of their personal information in the recruitment and selection processes. Rest assured, all information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and in compliance with relevant data protection regulations.
  • Stay Informed: Keep an eye on your email and the provided contact information for any updates on your application status.

Pikitup promotes equal opportunity and encourages all qualified individuals, regardless of background, to apply.

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