Kouga local municipality
Tel:+27 (0)42 200 2200
All-hours Emergency:+27 (0)42 291 0250
Alternative Number:+27 (0)42 200 8330


Closing date:
24 November 2023





NOTICE NO: 224/2024


Kouga Municipality, an equal opportunity employer which subscribes to the principle of affirmative action, encourages applicants from the designated groups to apply for the following vacancy:



  • Post Matric Fire Fighter 1 & 2 certificate (SAESI) at NQF level 5;
  • Hazmat Awareness & Hazmat Operational (SAESI);
  • 2 Years relevant experience;
  • Level 3 First Aid;
  • Code C1 driving license;
  • Able bodied;
  • Must work weekends, public holidays and after hours;
  • Knowledge of various firefighting techniques;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to handle stressful conditions;
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in at least two of the official languages in Kouga Municipality (Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa).


  • Required to work shifts;
  • Required to work at any fire station within the area of the Authority having Jurisdiction, in accordance with Departmental policies;
  • Must be physical fit – Physical assessment will be conducted

SALARY:                                                          R189 850.04 Per Annum

TASK:                                                               7


  • Responds to fire and emergency incidents and perform acts/operations under the supervision of the Senior Fire Fighter to neutralize the threat of fire or other danger;
  • Conducting the maintenance and inspection of fire hydrants under the supervision of the supervisor, to ensure easily identification and smooth operation during emergencies;
  • Participating in rescue teams with specific sequences (installing slings and hooks onto ropes, assembling rescue equipment), following specific instructions of the Officer in charge of the operations;
  • Conducting building inspections to verify compliance relating to fire safety by-laws through the inspecting and risk assessment of fire installations and building safety fire regulations and reporting outcomes and specific concerns requiring immediate attention to the Senior Fire Fighter;
  • Driving and operating a range of heavy and extra-heavy specialist appliances to/at emergency incidents as directed by the supervisor in order to save lives and property and providing humanitarian services to the community.

BENEFITS:                                             As per standard conditions of service.

Applicants must submit a formal application form and a comprehensive CV, copies of qualifications, identity document and driver’s license. Applications must be submitted electronically as one PDF document to recruitment@kouga.gov.za. Application forms can be obtained from the Municipal website, www.kouga.gov.za and must reach the Human Resource Manager on or before Friday, 24 November 2023 at 12:00.

For any enquiries contact Mr. L Desha: 042 200 2200.


Please note that the following can lead to disqualification:

  1. Canvassing of councillors.
  2. Submission of fraudulent qualifications and/ or documents.


NB: Please note that shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a vetting process. By applying for this position, the candidates agree to background checks being performed.

The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Preference will be given to applicants residing within the Kouga area of jurisdiction.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days of closing date, kindly regard your application as being unsuccessful.




MR. C DU PLESSIS                                                                                P. O. BOX 21                                        

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                                        JEFFREYS BAY

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