POST 28/33 : DIRECTOR: NETWORKS, REF NO: HRMC 30/21/02

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SALARY : R1 057 326 – R1 245 495 per annum Level 13), (An all-inclusive salary
package) structured as follows: Basic salary – 70% of package; State
contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund – 13% of basic salary.
The remaining flexible portion may be structured in terms of the applicable
remuneration rules

 

CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria, Branch: Information Services, Chief Directorate:
Infrastructure Management

REQUIREMENTS : 

An undergraduate qualification in Information Technology /Computer Science and related qualification at (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. 5 years’ experience in middle management / Specialist is required. Extensive experience years’ experience in IT Networks is required. 

Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services endorsed by National School of Government. Experience in managing a network with not less than 300 users. Extensive experience in a LAN and WAN environment essential Sound knowledge and application of the GITO Requirements and Frameworks. Knowledge of the State Information Technology Agency Act 88 of 1998. 

Knowledge of the E government policy framework consultation paper developed by GITO. Knowledge and understanding of network concepts, architectures and protocols. Sound knowledge of Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS), The position paper on information security ISO 17799 (Information Security framework), National Strategic Intelligence Act and the Draft Electronic Transactions Bill. Knowledge of the Public Service Regulatory Framework. 

Understanding of departmental legislation and prescripts. Knowledge of LAN and WAN. Strategic capability and leadership, service delivery innovation, client orientation and customer focus. Change management, accountability and decision making. Conflict management and resolution. Presentation skills. Problem solving and analysis. 

Business report writing. Influencing and networking. Planning and organising. Computers and networks. Technology design (Networks), telecommunications, troubleshooting, high level L2 and L3 networking skills. A valid drivers’ license, willingness to travel and work extended hours, weekend and on call are essential. 

DUTIES : 

The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks: Manage the implementation of WAN and LAN operations. Direct, plan, organise, and manage operations for stability, availability and integrity of the organization’s IT network infrastructure. Manage the delivery of critical support services for day to day IT network operation, data communications, and telecommunications according to the required time frames. Manage and development and implementation of LAN and WAN environment. Oversee the designing and availability communication infrastructure in the department. Ensure approval and recommend the usage of new or changed standards to ensure improved efficiency, effectiveness and robustness. Manage the project work and producing weekly/ monthly reports in relation to network infrastructure and other problems. 

Provide input into the estimation and scheduling of implementation of activities. Manage and ensure the implementation of identified potential threats and liaise with IS Security for resolution/ addressing threats. Manage the development of identified policies and standards and guidelines to be followed by DHA to ensure safe keeping of networks. Provide support to the Chief Directorate regarding reporting requirements of the function. Maintain relationship with service providers (Internet Service Providers, SITA, and other network infrastructure services companies). Manage and ensure bandwidth to ensure adequate capacity throughout the Department. Liaise with IS security to ensure minimisation of threats such as intrusion. Manage the performance of external Service Providers.

 Manage and implement strategic objectives and innovation within the Directorate. Develop the operational plan and ensure effective prioritisation and resource planning. Provide strategic direction to the Unit. Manage and monitor the delivery of the operational plan against the agreed objectives and time frames. Report on the performance of the directorate against the business plan and APP to the Chief Director. 

Develop technical expertise within the directorate and keep abreast of technological advancements. Ensure the implementation of innovation initiatives. Provide advice and guidance on network aspects and matters. Ensure alignment of the networks’ strategy with the overall Departmental strategy. Ensure operational efficiency and servicedelivery improvement of network support in the Department. 

Oversee the availability of the network throughout the Department. Direct testing and analysis on all elements of the network facilities, including software, power and communications infrastructure. Ensure conformance to LAN policies, procedures and standards and training for users on LAN operation. Manage and ensure that the network infrastructure is effectively maintained and monitored. Monitor network performance and provide security measures in conjunction with IS Security Unit, troubleshooting and maintenance as needed. 

Develop policies and procedures in conjunction with the policy and strategy Directorate. Manage projects in conjunction with Special Initiatives to ensure that are implemented to best practice network standards. Create and build partnerships with various internal Stakeholders in order to enforce compliance. Ensure collaboration with IS Governance to ensure the effective planning, maintenance and management of the Departmental Network. Oversee effective capacity planning of the network. 

Enforce high quality transmission on the network. Ensure good governance and compliance within the Directorate. Provide inputs to IS business Units in the development of processes and procedures and ensure effective implementation. Ensure compliance with all audit requirements, quality and risk management frameworks, standards and procedures. Represent the directorate at management and other government forums. Monitor and ensure compliance with legislation, regulations and Departmental policies and procedures. 

Manage human, physical and financial resources. Manage the budget and monitor that expenditure is in line with financial requirements and the Directorate’s objectives.Manage external Contractors and Suppliers within the Directorate in an effective and efficient manner. Liaise with internal business Directorate to ensure that Supply Chain Management and Asset Management are effectively managed. Submit proposals, plans and budgets in advance for all project initiatives that are required. 

Agree on the training and development needs of the Directorate and ensure that these are acted on. Manage the implementation of the employment equity plan within the Unit. Implement effective talent management processes within the Unit (attraction, retention, development). Manage the implementation of compliant performance management within the Unit. Manage grievances, discipline and terminations within the Unit in accordance with departmental policies and prescripts.

 ENQUIRIES : Mr N Mabaso Tel No: (012) 406 4980 

APPLICATIONS : E-mail: isrecruitment@dha.gov.za 

NOTE : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your CV, copy of highest qualification with the new Application for Employment form (Z83), obtainable from any Public Service Department or at www.gov.za


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