The DPSA is the Department of Public Service South Africa. Its vision is to provide not only to be an efficient, effective development oriented public service but also offer an empowered and inclusive citizenship.The work of DPSA is to:
- Support the government minister in leading public service administration
- Provide professional advice plus support to ensure excellent public service delivery
- Promote good governance in South Africa, the African Continent and around the world
In terms of DPSA vacancies, candidates are encouraged to visit the department online to view the available positions, as these may become available at any time. It’s also important to note that there may be a deadline for applications – so always keep an eye open for online vacancies for 2016.
The DPSA vacancies are normally listed on their website which you can get more information through this link: is http://www.dpsa.gov.za/vacancies.php.
Working for the DPSA
Vacancies in national and provincial departments are filled by recruiting serving employees or by inviting applications from those who are not employed in the Public Service. Vacancies in senior positions, i.e. the senior management service, must be advertised nationally for recruitment from within and from outside the Public Service.
As a rule vacancies are advertised in a Public Service Vacancy Circular compiled and issued weekly by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA).
The Public Service Vacancy Circular informs public servants about vacancies within the Public Service. Persons who are not Public Service employees but interested in the positions advertised should first establish from the advertising department if they can apply. The contact details of the advertising departments are provided in the Circular.
Some departments such as Defence may ask you to take a medical examination before considering your application. The recruitment and selection process varies among departments, but the aim is to complete the process in the shortest time possible.