Receptionist Vacancies at Department of Social Development


Department of Social Development, South Africa

*Position Title:


*Ref No:



HSRC Building, Pretoria

*Position Type: 



Salary: R123 738.00 per annum

*Job Description:

  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls;
  • Receive clients or visitors and ensure that they are correctly referred;
  • Deal with queries from the public and customers;
  • Render general administrative and clerical support;
  • Receive and sort mail and deliveries;
  • Scan, manage and draft notices, documentation, supporting registers and filing;
  • Provide efficient customer care services.


Grade 12 Certificate (or equivalent) PLUS 1 to 2 years’ experience in the receptionist field and customer care.
Knowledge of:
Customer care principles;
Telephone etiquette;
Document tracking, storage and retrieval;
Ms Office Suite;
Basic provisioning administration; and
Filing systems.
Competencies needed:
Thorough knowledge of sign language;
Excellent communication skills;
Planning and organising skills;
Interpersonal relations;
Problem-solving skills;
Business ethics.
Confident. Friendly. Patient. Accurate. Compliant. Precise. Adaptable. Diplomatic. Disciplined. Alert. Independent. Ability to work under pressure. Well organised and effective. Innovative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Good listener.

*How to Apply:

Submit your application to The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria,
Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street FOR ATTENTION: Ms E de Waal

*Contact Information:

Mr B Futshane, Tel: 012 312 7982

*Closing Date:

19 March 2015

*Additional Information:

A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83 form).

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