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25 Jun 2022

PermanentJob Vacancy for Experienced Assistant Professional Officer Needed

The City of Cape Town – Posted by JobPost24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for Experienced Assistant Professional Officer Needed

Location: Bellville
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: The City of Cape Town
Job Title: Job Vacancy for Experienced Assistant Professional Officer Needed

Vacancy Details

The City of Cape Town promotes and applies the principles of employment equity. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





  • National Diploma or B Degree (e.g. environmental health, engineering or medicine relevant to the discipline of occupational hygiene)
  • At least two (2) years’ relevant working experience for an approved inspection authority – occupational hygiene under direct supervision of a certified occupational hygienist
  • Conversant and work experience in performing various occupational hygiene laboratory work (e.g. weighing of membrane filters, calibration of equipment, etc.)
  • Conversant and work experience in performing various kinds of occupational hygiene surveys (e.g. Illumination, noise, ergonomics, etc.)
  • Acquainted with and skilled in occupational hygiene report writing
  • A working knowledge of the SANS 17020 quality system (as applicable to occupational hygiene inspection bodies) will be an advantage
  • Valid registration, at the minimum, as an Occupational Hygiene Assistant with a professional body recognised by the Chief Inspector of the Department of Employment and Labour
  • A valid legal knowledge certificate
  • In-depth knowledge of the relevant Acts and Regulations, pertaining to the discipline of Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene
  • Code EB driver’s licence (Code B not endorsed)
  • Fit to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Key performance areas:

  • Support and implement the occupational hygiene monitoring programme throughout the organisation under the direct supervision of the occupational hygienist
  • Assist in the promoting and communicating of occupational hygiene policies, procedures and guidelines to all levels within the organisation
  • Assist in conducting task observations and job analysis as part of the monitoring programme
  • Assist in the preparing of occupational hygiene survey reports for approval by the occupational hygienist
  • Assist with the performance of hazard identification, hazard evaluation and risk assessment to recommend control measures
  • Research and develop information for training purposes relevant to occupational health and occupational hygiene hazards in a workplace setting
  • Investigate reported Section 25 cases and generate a report for approval by the Occupational Hygienist
  • Perform administrative tasks to maintain the quality system according to the ISO/IEC 17020 requirements for approved inspection bodies
  • Ensure equipment maintenance schedules are adhered to and keep record of all equipment and monitor consumables usage
  • Ensure the necessary laboratory work (pre- and post-) relevant to the occupational hygiene survey
  • Assist with the development of documented procedures for ongoing education, training, technical knowledge and skills development for the inspection body personnel.
  • Please apply online at (external applicants) or via the SAP Portal (internal applicants) unless otherwise stated.
  • By submitting your application for a position at the City of Cape Town, you are consenting that the personal information submitted as part of your application may be used for the purposes of the Recruitment and Selection process.
  • Closing date: 1 July 2022
  • Please quote the reference number of the vacancy in all communications.
  • Certified copies of qualifications must be available on request.
  • Copies of supporting documents will not be returned.
  • Kindly note that applications will not be acknowledged in writing.
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  • No late applications will be considered.
  • If no notification of appointment is received within three (3) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • Required Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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