Chief Network Controller job vacancy at Department of Agriculture

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development invites applications for the vacancy: CHIEF NETWORK CONTROLLER REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/392.

CLOSING DATE: 09 June 2023 at 16:00

SALARY: R359 517 per annum (Level 08)

CENTRE: Free State (Bloemfontein)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology. Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in Information Technology (IT) Support.

Experience with hardware and software. Experience with network support. Experience in IT technical support.

Job related knowledge: Technical aspects of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network services. Information Technology Acts and Policies. Government ICT systems. Understanding management of information and the formal reporting system. Internal systems change control.

Job related skills: Planning skills, Organising skills, Communication skills (written and verbal), Advanced computer skills, Project management skills and Interpersonal skills

DUTIES: Provide IT Network Support. Monitor the data lines and identified down data lines. First line support on network calls logged by Helpdesk. Investigate, fix or report network points not working. Registration of mainframe users.

Coordinate IT network support with internal and external parties. Investigate, fix or report network points not working. Installation of switches or routers when required.

Monitor network and report any anomalies. Investigation of new network requirements with senior network specialist. Create reporting status reports. Make recommendations for network improvements.

Investigation on required local area network (LAN) / wide area network (WAN) applications. Create
monitoring report on different WAN status. Create monitoring report on Telkom data lines. Document and maintain network equipment and configurations.

Create / design document on LAN infrastructure. Configurations and installation of LAN / WAN equipment. Internet Protocol (IP) management of the network.

Ensure that cabling is done according to agreed standards and quality. Signoff work done by third parties. Quality assurance on work done. Testing and labelling of network points

ENQUIRIES : Mr N Du Toit Tel No: (051) 400 4200

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X20803, Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered during office hours to: 136 Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.

NOTE/ Instruction: Applications must include only TWO (2) documents. A completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website link: and a detailed Curriculum Vitae.

Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date.

Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Failure to fully complete, initial and sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following the communication from Human Resources and such qualification(s) and other related document(s) will be in line with the requirements of the advert.

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned instruction/ requirements, as well as applications received late will not be considered.

The Department does not accept applications via email or fax.


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