Technical officer


Technical Officer


Mountain Zebra National Park


A vacancy currently exists for a Technical Officer at Mountain Zebra National Park. The successful candidate will report directly to the Park Manager and his/her responsibilities will be to manage the technical services and infrastructure maintenance of the park.

The Cost to Employer remuneration package is based on the salary scale of a position with a Paterson C4 job grade and allowances and benefits as specified in the HR Tariff Document and Conditions of Services of SANParks. The successful candidate will have to stay in official accommodation inside the park.

Please send your Cover letter, CV, certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and relevant qualifications to the following address:
Mountain Zebra National Park
Human Capital Division
Private Bag x 66; CRADOCK; 5880

Applications, which have not been responded to within 21 days, should be regarded as unsuccessful.


  • A tertiary technical qualification – National Senior / National N Certificate or National N Diploma – N5/6 (NQF level 5) in the electrical / civils / mechanical fields and at least two years of practical experience in the field at the supervisory level
  • Five years of practical experience
  • Proven project management skills/qualifications will serve as an added advantage
  • National Trade Test Certificate
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of MS Office
  • Code EB driver’s license
  • Occupational Health and Safety certificate


  • To manage civil and building maintenance by agreed procedures on a 24-hour immediate response basis to ensure a favourable visitor and operational environment
  • To execute and supervise trade-related work such as repairs or maintenance to buildings structures, services, roads and equipment
  • Experience in Bulk water reticulation systems, reservoirs, pumps and related control equipment, Sewer systems, septic tanks, soakaways pumps and related control equipment, Electrical installations and cable networks, repairs, storage and safety requirements
  • To investigate and resolve problems that are of a technical nature
  • To supervise and administer the Technical section
  • To liaise with trade representatives/specialists
  • To perform all administrative related tasks including budget control, ordering of materials/parts, stock control and monthly and quarterly variance reports on all technical related expenditure
  • Provide technical support to all Park related projects in the absence of a project manager
  • Work closely with contractors or projects managers when the need arise
  • To ensure compliance to Occupational Health and Safety requirements and to execute tasks as per various OHS Section 16.2 appointments including reports on regular meetings and risk assessments to be OHS compliant
  • To manage resources by monitoring machines, equipment, inventory and materials to ensure optimal functioning by submitting a yearly comprehensive plant and infrastructure servicing and replacement schedule
  • To monitor and manage maintenance contractors, including quality control and to ensure compliance with SABS buildings regulations to increase the life expectancy of structures
  • Good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours
  • Proven project management skills needed


R 291 955 – R 356 532

Closing date : 24 September 2021