Tuesday, January 15, 2008

VACANCIES: Provincial Administration: Free State Department of Education


The Free State Provincial Government and Free State Department of Education are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. Please note the following: the FSDoE will give preference to candidatures in the following order:

Firstly, to the candidature of excess employees who are at a level equivalent to that of the advertised vacancy. Secondly, to the candidature of employees other than those referred to in the above paragraph i.e. non-excess employees and excess employees at lower/ higher levels than that of the advertised vacancy. Lastly, to the candidature of non-public servants. All applications must be submitted on a Z.83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, as well as from FSDoE, or the official website: (www.fsdoe.fs.gov.za).

Applications must be accompanied by original certified, copies of formal and informal qualifications, driver's licence (where specified), identity document and a detailed C.V. Separate applications must be submitted for every vacancy.

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through the filling of these posts. Candidates whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity, according to the Departmental Employment Equity plan and targets, will receive preference. Applicants must clearly quote the relevant reference
number on application forms and on the envelope and forward the applications to the address as indicated in the advertisement.

N.B.: Please note that: Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the procedure outlined above, will lead to an application being rejected. Applicants are informed that applications, copies of qualifications and CVs will not be returned; Applicants who terminated their services with voluntary severance packages may not apply; Faxed applications will not be accepted; Salary progression on the salary scales is subject to performance assessment; The FSDoE reserves the right not to fill advertised positions; and applicants educational qualifications will be verified and references will be checked; and it is expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place determined by the Free State Department of Education.

Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number on your Z83 application as well as on the envelope. It will be expected from the successful candidates on level 13 to sign a performance agreement with the department. Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of appointment is received within 4 months of the closing date, they must accept that their application had been unsuccessful.

Please note that applicants may be subjected to practical testing. This advertisement will also appear on the website of the Department at www.fsdoe.fs.gov.za.

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2008 @ 16h00

Section: Cataloguing, classification and procurement

SALARY: R85,362 – R99,108 pa (Level 6)

CENTRE: Bloemfontein

REQUIREMENTS: A recognised relevant qualification ( Degree or Diploma in Library and Information Science)

RECOMMENDATIONS: Three years experience in cataloguing and classification. Knowledge of cataloguing tools ,i.e. AACR2, DDC 21, LC Subject Headings. Advanced computer literacy skills. Knowledge of Electronic Library and Information System, e.g. PALS.

Competency in library skills (cataloguing, classification, DDC, indexing of Subject Headings and AACR2) management and administration of libraries, online information services, computerised library administration (PALS), planning and budgeting, problem solving skills. Willingness to work for long hours and under pressure as needs
arise will serve as an additional recommendation. Experience in using different computer programmes viz: Microsoft Word and Excel

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible to support the schools towards establishing functioning school libraries or media centres through the following duties:

Facilitate the process of acquiring learning resources for schools to support curriculum delivery. Catalogue and Classify acquired resources for schools according to set standards and guidelines. Assist with maintenance of the catalogue and control the quality of catalogue records. Ensure that the stock acquired by the Provincial Office is processed to support the schools in ensuring the effective and easy retrieval of materials as well as effective stock control. Ensure that the stock is delivered to schools in time to support curriculum delivery. Liaise with publishers, districts and the Media Learning Facilitators at all times to keep them abreast with latest developments regarding the implementation of the curriculum and the
implications of this to learning resources.

APPLICATIONS: Director HRM: Public Servants, Department of Education, Private Bag X20565, Bloemfontein, 9300. (Selborne Ave. 106, Katleho Building)

ENQUIRIES: Ms Z Gxwati (051) 447 3411

NB: Candidates will have to complete a practical test in Cataloguing and Classification.

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