Firefighter x 10: Position Code 8192


Closing Date: 4 DECEMBER 2020

Location: Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
Province: Eastern Cape





TASK Grade 7 (R225 888 – R314 064 per annum)

(Basic salary only, excluding benefits)


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Appropriate level of secondary qualification plus one of the following or equivalent:

(i)         Fire Fighter 1 and Hazardous Materials;

(ii)        Basic Ambulance course (4 weeks).

  • One years’ experience as a Trainee Firefighter.
  • Valid Code 14 drivers’ license with PrDP (Professional Driving Permit).

 Key attributes and competencies:

  • Must have a sense of urgency.
  • Must have firefighting skills.
  • Must have a provision of medical assistance skills.
  • Must be physical fit and able bodied, and able to carry objects in excess of 20 kgs
  • Must be able to be on standby.
  • Must be able to work overtime during specific and unplanned emergencies/disasters.

Job purpose:

Renders emergency and humanitarian services to the community for the saving/protection of life and property.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a medical test and may be assessed on any requirement or competency during the selection process.  The incumbent will be required to work a 42-hour week on a shift basis (including night shifts).  


As part of the selection process, candidates may be tested on any requirement, skill or competency, which will include pre-employment screening, medical examination, security vetting and psychometric assessment.

Fringe benefits will include membership of a Retirement Fund, Medical Aid Scheme, Group Life Assurance Scheme, participation in a Housing Subsidy and Car Schemes (subject to the conditions of the various Schemes), and normal leave and sick leave benefits.


Kindly note that all applications for employment should be completed on the officialemployment application form of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and accompanied by certified copies of academic qualifications (please do not submit original supporting documentation, as this will not be returned). Z83 applications and faxed applications are no longer accepted. A CV not accompanied by a fully completed official application form will not be accepted.

Please complete one employment application form per vacancy, clearly stating the position code of the post for which you are applying.  

Official application forms are obtainable from the Employment Application Receiving Centres that are located on ground floor of: Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth OR Town Hall, Market Street, Uitenhage.  Application forms may also be downloaded here. Telephonic enquires may be directed to the Receptionist, Tel: 041 506 3259.

Mail to the Executive Director: Corporate Services (Human Resources Management Services Sub-Directorate), PO Box 116, Port Elizabeth 6000 or deliver to the relevant Employment Application Receiving Centre.

Kindly note that the Municipality contacts shortlisted applicants only. Applicants not contacted within six weeks of the closing date may safely assume that their applications were not successful. They are nevertheless thanked for their interest shown in the position/s advertised.


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