Position: Groundsman

Salary Level: R125,373 to R145,270 per annum (Level 2)
Reference Number: HRMC 56/23/14

Centre: Gauteng: Large Office: Randfontein


  • ABET qualification
  • Knowledge of using various cleaning equipment and products
  • Basic knowledge of general hygiene practices
  • Knowledge of facility layout

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven client focus and orientation
  • Interpersonal and service hygiene skills
  • Basic literacy and numeracy
  • Communication skills
  • Willingness to work overtime when required

Groundsman Duties:

The Groundsman’s responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and cleaning premises and surroundings
  • Emptying dirt bins
  • Maintaining the garden
  • Watering the garden
  • Pruning and trimming flowers and trees
  • Mowing the grass
  • Removing weeds and garden refuse
  • Applying insecticides
  • Cultivating the soil for trees and flowers
  • Cleaning passages, kitchens, and stairs
  • Maintaining gardening equipment
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of gardening equipment and tools
  • Reporting minor defects of gardening equipment and tools

For inquiries, contact Mr. P Mlangeni in Gauteng at Tel No: (011) 242 9039.

Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to the Department of Home Affairs Office at the following addresses:

  • Free State:
  • Postal Address: P.O Box 12262, Brandhof 9324
  • Physical Address: 40 Victoria Street, Willows Bloemfontein 9301
  • Gauteng:
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X108, Braamfontein, 2017
  • Physical Address: 3rd Floor, Mineralia Building, Cnr De Beer and De Korte Street, Braamfontein, 2017
  • KwaZulu-Natal:
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X 09, Pietermaritzburg 3209
  • Physical address: 181 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg 3209
  • Limpopo:
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X 9517, Polokwane, 0700
  • Physical Address: 89 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699
  • North West:
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X 119, Mmabatho, 2735
  • Physical Address: Cnr Sheppard and Carrington Street, Mafikeng, 2745
  • Western Cape:
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X 9103, Cape Town, 8000
  • Physical Address: 4th Floor FairCape Building, 56 Barrack Street, Cape Town, 8000

Directions to Applicants

Closing Date: 8 September 2023

Groundsman Applications:

  1. Applications must be sent to the correct address specified at the bottom of the last position, on or before the closing date.
  2. Applicants must submit their applications on the New Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable at
  3. Ensure that you fully complete parts A, B, C, D, and F of the New Z83 application form.
  4. Your application should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV that includes:
    • Start and end dates (dd/mm/yyyy) of each employment period.
    • Detailed duties for each employment period.
    • Details of at least two contactable employment references (as recent as possible).

Shortlisted Candidates:

  1. Shortlisted candidates will need to submit the following documents on or before the day of the interview:
    • Copy of their ID document.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Relevant highest educational qualifications.
  2. Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit evaluated results from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


  1. Preference, where applicable, may be given to:
    • Unemployed youth/graduates.
    • Those who have successfully completed skills development programmes.
    • Candidates who satisfy the inherent requirements of the post and reside close to the office location.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will go through an interview and technical assessment(s).
  3. The technical assessment(s) will assess the candidates’ demonstrated professional and technical competency against the job requirements and duties.
  4. Candidates potentially suitable after the interview and technical test(s) will undergo employment suitability checks, including credit, criminal, citizenship, employment references, and qualification verifications.

Appointment: Appointed persons will be required to:

  1. Serve a prescribed probation period.
  2. Obtain security clearance appropriate to the post within the prescribed timeframe.

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