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Department of Public Works GIS Graduate Skills Development

The Department of Public Works invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for their Graduate Skills Development programme in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Department of Public Works GIS Graduate Skills Development

Reference number: 2018/202

Centre: Pretoria (Head Office)

Salary: R163 563 per annum


  • A tertiary qualification in:
    • Property Management
    • Asset Management
    • Town Planning
    • Information Technology/Studies
    • Environmental science
    • Geography
    • Geoinformatics
    • Architecture
    • Civil Engineering
    • Quantity Surveying
    • or equivalent qualification with GIS as a module completed
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Computer literacy
  • Decision making skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadline driven


  • Assist the REIRS unit with coordination and execution of GIS activities related to Asset Verification, validation and data cleansing of Asset attribute data
  • Assist with the Coastal reserves research and land surveying project
  • Verify documents or information through Deeds Search with Deeds Office, SurveyorGeneral, Lapsis (Housing Development Agency website) and Municipalities
  • Confirming ownership of properties in ensuring that correct and accurate property information is captured on IAR as well with the property that are on Provincial IAR - reflected on Deeds web
  • Perform such other duties, appropriate to the role, as may be required by the Assistant Director and Deputy Director
  • IAR Physical Verification Desktop planning
  • Maintain GIS databases, and use GIS software to analyse the spatial and non-spatial information in them
  • Digitizing building footprints, measuring building extent, and creating virtual sites and merged properties on Quantum Geographic Information Systems (QGIS) application for physical verification purpose
  • Entering various types of data into GIS databases, such as text or spreadsheet files of latitude and longitude coordinates, tabular data, aerial or satellite imagery, and manual digitizing of map images with the assistance of the GIS ASD
  • Support Fieldworkers with physical verification queries and challenges with the Mobile App and distribute properties for fieldwork purpose
  • The facilitation and maintenance of the database using structured query language (SQL)
  • These items will be done with the assistance/monitoring of the ASD GIS or DD Data and Systems:
    • Extract or deploy Building, Site, Facility and components reports on the database using SQL Script, required by the DD, and Director or the unit (REIRS)
    • Generate shape files and update the GIS database using Oracle Map builder
    • Mapping and data loading
    • Optimise geographic technologies to produce user driven products analysis and informatics

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Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
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