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JOB VACANCY

Town Planner (Free State)

Entry Date: 21 Oct 2018
Expiry Date: 27 Oct 2018

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The HDA has the following fixed-term contract position:

Job Title: Town Planner (Free State)
Location: Region C (Free State)
Reference: PPF – AP2018

Main Purpose: To identify, assess and research appropriate land for the HDA and manage the ensuing land use management processes.

Key Responsibility Areas:

Land and property identification:
• Implement systems, policies and procedures for addressing all potential land and property opportunities
• Identify appropriate land and properties for the HDA
o Research opportunities related to land
o Identify suitable land for acquisition
o Assess land in line with the HDA criteria and strategy
o Develop comprehensive feasibility assessment of the land
o Make recommendations on appropriateness of land
• Engage with stakeholders around pre-identified land
o Research development potential/ viability
o Assess the land in line with the HDA criteria and strategy
o Develop comprehensive feasibility assessment of the land
o Make recommendations on appropriateness of land
• Engage with stakeholders with property opportunities
o Research the viability of the land and the proposed property opportunity
o Assess the opportunity in line with the HDA criteria and strategy
o Develop comprehensive feasibility assessment of the land
o Make recommendations on appropriateness of land

Land suitability assessment:
• Assess land potential in terms of the approved pre-acquisition feasibility model in relation to geo-physical parameters
• Implement the pre-acquisition feasibility model for all potential land transactions
• Undertake land suitability assessment and identification within the scope of sustainable human settlements development
• Develop and maintain periodic registers on land suitable for human settlements development
• Develop reports with recommendations detailing the outcome of the assessments and feasibilities

Development planning:
• Undertake development feasibility to identify and model the appropriate land use and development options for the HDA land portfolio
• Manage and fulfill the processing of land use management procedures relating to the HDA potential or acquired land and properties including:
o Commission environmental impact assessments
o Undertake and manage rezoning of land
o Initiate, commission and manage surveying processes of identified land
o Prepare and present applications to secure town planning approval in line with the legislative environment.

General administration:
• Implement procurement policies and procedures
• Implement financial policies and procedures with regard to invoicing and payment of service providers
• Manage service level agreements of appointed service providers
• Develop and submit appropriate reports
• Participate in meeting as required

Requirements:
• A relevant degree in the built environment, urban development and/or town planning environment
• Experience in Geographic Information System (GIS) or related spatial information systems is required
• A minimum of six years’ experience in the built environment
• Experience in the human settlements environment will be an added advantage
• Be prepared, willing and able to travel extensively, so a code 8 (B) drivers’ license is essential

Please forward relevant CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to: applicationsjhb@affirm.co.za.

Should you not comply with the above requirements your application will NOT be considered.

Closing date for applications: 27 October 2018

CVs received after the closing date will NOT be considered. Kindly take note if you have not been contacted within fourteen (14) days of the closing date; please consider your application unsuccessful.

Enquiries: Sacha Meyerson on 011 883 5035
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Conditions of service: The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ● Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA Employment Equity policy ● The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please do not send certificates, diplomas or testimonials. We thank all applicants for their interest. Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.