General Assistant –X4


Overstrand Municipality, an equal opportunity employer, strives to render a dynamic and effective 

service to the community. Competent and self-motivated candidates and candidates from designated 


groups who enjoy challenges are invited to join our leading team by applying for the following post:

Directorate: Infrastructure and Planning

Department: Electro technical Services 

Reference Number:

  • WC0322164, WC0322162
  • WC0321610, WC0321608



Basic: 118 824 p.a

Employment Type: Permanent

 Place Of Work:  Hermanus 


Job Title: General Assistant (Electrical) x 4


  • NQF 1 Qualification (Grade 9)
  • Basic knowledge of hand and power tools, electrical equipment and test instruments
  • Communication skills in at least two of the three languages of the Western Cape.
  • Key Performance Areas
  • Clearing of weeds and tree branches near electrical lines, 
  • transformers, and distribution kiosks.
  • Painting of transformers, mini substations, distribution kiosks and switching station buildings.
  • Digging of trenches, laying of cables, and planting of poles.
  • Clearing the terrain after completion of work.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of vehicles, electrical tools, 
  • electrical yard, buildings and own ablution facilities.
  • Report and prevent the misuse and theft of tools and 
  • equipment.
  • Assist with construction and maintenance of medium and low voltage electrical networks.
  • Assist with installations, termination, and connection of 
  • medium and low voltage electrical cables.
  • Assist with installation and maintain of medium and low volt transformers, street lights and electrical infrastructure.
  • Minimum competency framework: 
  • As are provided for in the Local Government: Municipal Staff Regulations

Functional Competencies:

  • Work Place Safety
  • Task Accountability
  • Managing Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Oral Communication
  • Functional/Professional 
  • Competencies – Operators
  • Work Place Safety
  • Operational and Control
  • Public Service Orientation 


  • Communication
  • Learning Orientation 
  • Physical Requirement:
  • Physical and mentally strong, healthy and be able to lift 30kg weight. No fear 
  • of heights or confined spaces. No sight and hearing impaired and the ability to 
  • distinguish between colours. 

Special Conditions:

  • Candidates must be willing to submit themselves to a practical/skills test. It will 
  • be expected of the successful candidate to work overtime, perform standby 
  • duties and be willing to work outside designated area in all weather conditions. 
  • Due to operational requirements, candidates must reside in the area where the 
  • post is stationed or undertake to relocate to the place where the post is stationed 
  • within 30 days after been appointed. Candidates must provide a Medical Fitness 
  • Certificate with regard to construction regulations
  • Overstrand Municipality, an equal opportunity employer, strives to render a dynamic and effective 
  • service to the community. 
  • Competent and self-motivated candidates and candidates from designated groups who enjoy challenges are invited to join our leading team by applying for the following post:

How To Apply

External Candidates:


www.overstrand.gov.za. (For easy route, Use the Apply Button Below this page.


Overstrand Municipality Intranet.

Original qualifications must be available on request.

All completed application forms must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, covering letter, copy of ID, valid driver’s license (if required) and academic qualifications.

Applications not made on a prescribed application form

(available on the online link) will not be accepted. 

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a qualification 

verification, a reference check and where necessary, undergo screening and vetting. 

Successful candidates will be required to sign an employment contract, where applicable, a performance agreement and disclosure of benefits and interest. Applications/ supporting documents larger then 25MB will not be accepted.

Please Note: Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you do not receive 

feedback within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

For further information please contact Mr. K du Plessis (028) 316 5600. The Council reserves the right not to 

make an appointment.

In addition to the above-mentioned salary, this position offers competitive benefits which include a 13th cheque, medical aid, pension, housing subsidy/allowance and removal costs under certain conditions.

CLOSING DATE: 02 August 2023



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