The Department of Public Works is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The intention is to promote representativity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and with persons whose appointment will promote representativity, will receive preference. An indication by candidatesin this regard will facilitate the processing of applications.
If no suitable candidates from the unrepresented groups can be recruited, candidates from the represented groups will be considered. People with disabilities areencouraged to apply. Kindly take note that with effect from 01 January 2021, DPSA approved the new Z83 Application Form (obtainable from any Public Service department); applicants are requested to use the new application form as failure to do so will result in their application being disqualified. The Z83 form must be signed when submitted, To streamline the recruitment process to be more responsive to the public, as well as to create more protective measures during the pandemic by avoiding over-crowding and curb the costs incurred by applicants such measures should include the following regarding certification:
Advertisement and accompanying notes must clearly capture the requirements for the certification to reflect that applicants must submit copies of qualifications, identity document and driver’s licence (where applicable) and any other relevant documents, such copies need not be certified when applying for the post. The communication from the HR of the department regarding
requirements of certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates.Therefore only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from HR. The application for employment Form (Z83) provides under the sectional “additional information” that candidates who are selected
for interviews will be requested to furnish additional certified information that may be requested to make final decision. It must be borne in mind that when a document is certified as a true copy of an original, the certifier only confirms it being a true copy of the original presented. Therefore, the certification process does not provide validation of the authenticity of the original document. The
validation occurs when the documents is verified for authenticity. Regulation 67 (9) requires the executive authority to ensure that he or she is fully satisfied of the claims being made and these read with Regulations (57) (c) which requires the finalisation of Personnel Suitability Checks in order to verify claims and check the candidate for purpose of being fit and proper for employment.