University of the Free State Vacancies 2023 | Senior Officer Vacancies in Qwa-Qwa Apply Online Now

University of the Free State

University of the Free State Is Currently Seeking for Senior Officer Position suitable candidate who is eligible to handle all the responsibilities and is qualified for the position. All the information required for this position to know by the candidate is given below specifically. apply online for this position by clicking on the apply now button and fill the University of the Free State application Form. The Position Is available in Qwa-Qwa, Free State the candidates nearby willing to apply are also invited to apply online for this vacancy.

Hiring Authority: University of the Free State Careers

Position: Senior Officer Jobs

Location: Qwa-Qwa, Free State

Qualification: Matric, Grade 12, Diploma/ Degree

Salary Estimated: R478 944 – R582 283 a year

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: – Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Duties and responsibilities:
Maintenance & Housekeeping Management

  • Manage sub-division – Physical Residence Services & Housekeeping.
  • Manage the standards of maintenance work & Housekeeping standards.
  • Liaise with contractors.
  • Liaise with residence heads, RC and other UFS role players.
  • Manage the Mul-T-Lock Key-System.
  • Manage maintenance and improvements.
  • Conduct inspections.
  • Conduct quality control.
  • Compile specifications for upgrades and improvements.
  • Manage preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Regular recommendations on improving working procedures for Housekeeping & Operations.


  • Compile monthly store recon for Factotum Store.
  • Compile monthly reports on quality standards.
  • Coordinate insurance damage claims.
  • Provide training to RC breakage portfolio.
  • Keep record of renovations and/or upgrading.
  • Coordinate residence breakage accounts.
  • Compile policies and manage the execution and update thereof.
  • Compile and manage the Risk Register in liaison with HRA.


  • Generate and manage a maintenance and housekeeping annual plan.
  • Compile and manage asset registers and residence inventories.
  • Assist in compiling and updating the upgrade schedule.
  • Draw up the required scope of works for renovations and/or upgrading.
  • Conduct planning for preventative maintenance.


  • Compile and manage the approved budget for small projects and general maintenance.
  • Assess and approve maintenance quotations.

Project Management

  • Manage smaller projects.
  • Manage and control the upgrading of residences.
  • Liaise with different sections at Estates Division.
  • Liaise with residence heads, RC and other UFS role players.
  • Monitor the emergence of latent defects for all projects and report to the Estates Division.
  • Conduct quality control.
  • Conduct needs analysis for upgrades.
  • Compile renovation and/or upgrading specifications in conjunction with the contracted architect.

Inherent Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an advanced diploma on NQF level 7 in building environment.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Experience of building environment.
  • Experience in fault-finding and inspection of work. Supervision experience.
  • Be willing to work after hours.

Key Competencies required:

  • Results Orientated:
  • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable, and to fulfil obligations.

• Strategic Thinking:

  • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
  • The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.

• Leading:

  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
  • The ability to take lead, take charge of situations and offer opinions and directions to others.

• Building Coalitions:

  • The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with peoples.

Required Documents

Please ensure all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • Certified copies must not be older than 6 months
  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • A service record of your current employer / last employer (only applicable to external applicants).

Assumption of duties:
01 September 2023.

Closing date:
19 July 2023.

The annual remuneration package, including benefits is R 478,943.67 – R 582,283.31 per annum, depending on the budget available for the position, relevant work experience and qualifications.

Fringe Benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9810 or email at or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9813 / 9814/ 9848/ 2979 for assistance.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups, including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at : Equity/EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf?csf=1&web=1&e=TjtoXH

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The UFS reserves the right to not fill this post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.

Fill The University of the Free State Application Form From the Link Given Above And Wait For the application to be processed once your application gets shortlisted you will be informed by the authority and called for the interview or examination processed by the company. Good luck For your job Search!

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