DEPARTMENT: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
WORK STATION: 41 BICCARD STREET (HEAD OFFICE)
SALARY SCALE: R605 090.56 – R667 964.02 (EXCLUDING BENEFITS)
REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, 3 years’ experience, valid driver’s license.
SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND KNOWLEDGE: Development Planning, Project Management, Negotiation and Facilitation skills, Extensive Local Government and Integrated Planning knowledge, Good analytical skills; Time and people management; Understanding of financial principles and procedures; Attention to detail, Communication skills (verbal and written); Clerical and administrative skills; knowledge of office management procedures and computer literacy.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Research and analyse economic data in order to determine the efficiency and competitiveness of the municipality. Conduct on-going data collection and analysis to strategically inform economic development decisions for the municipality; Conduct research through surveys, the internet, and publications, in order to build a database of economic information; Analyse national and provincial economic trends, based on research, investment opportunities to improve efficiency and competiveness of the region (investment tracking); Generate monthly reports on data gathered; Monitor and evaluate the Municipality’s economic governance on the process of service delivery; Scrutinise previously identified contraventions continuously; Investigate newly reported problems and manage them; Advise and provide forecasts to Council on matters such as taxation levels, wages and rates, to ensure that the municipality is economically viable; Provide economic reports on policy impacts and investigative findings; Provide on-site community evaluation of various economic development projects; Assess the implementation of various economic development projects; Conduct general inspections to identify trends such as growth in the number of taverns, tuck shops, and other informal trading activities; Attend community forums and workshops to discuss economic development issues; Generate unemployment reports with input from community findings.
Closing date: 24 March 2023