Assistant Director: Windows Server and VM Ware (Ref #: Ref No: OHSC 05/2017)

Salary: R 417 552 per annum (plus applicable benefits)


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or related fields
  • At least 3 years experience in designing/implementing virtualisation technologies with Windows Server 2008 and 2012, Exchange 2010 and Windows 7/8 is essential
  • VMWare experience including host platform security, server consolidation, virtual desktops, server virtualisation, setup and maintenance of off-site Disaster Recovery (DR) and on-site back-up solutions
  • Sound understanding of Storage Area Network (SAN), fibre channel and network technologies
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Abilities to grasp various operating systems and applications
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and in a team environment
  • Must be prepared to travel and work after hours and public holidays when required
  • Must be prepared to be on standby when required
  • A valid driver’s licence.


  • Administering and configuration of Windows 2008 and 2012 servers and ensure maximum performance
  • Perform backups and restorations
  • Administer Exchange Servers, Domain Controllers, fix errors and escalate when neccessary
  • Ensure on-site hardware, software and peripheral updates in the organisation
  • Ensure that the system and data protection is managed
  • Responsible for implementing, tuning and maintaining VMware based solutions
  • Implement VMware for server consolidation and virtualisation
  • Define, monitor and troubleshoot system performance within VMware environment
  • Develop and maintain operational guidelines for the maintenance and support of virtual infrastructure
  • Provide maintenance of servers (service packs, hot fixes etc)
  • Provide support for hardware and software of the SharePoint location
  • Administer and maintain mission critical web and database servers hosted mainly within the companies own datacentre in OHSC (some hosted externally)

Closing Date: 02 June 2017

Enquiries: Ms L Mashiane or Ms A Louw, at tel: (012) 339 8699/8687

PLEASE NOTE: A practical test relating to key areas of knowledge and skills may form part of the selection process for the above post as well as a competency assessment where relevant. Applications should be submitted for attention of Ms. L Mashiane, Office of Health Standards Compliance, hand-delivered applications may be submitted to reception at: the MRC building, No 1 Soutpansberg Road, Princehoff, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001. Posted applications may be submitted to: Private Bag X 21, Arcadia, 0007. Applications should be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a CV in which previous experience is comprehensively detailed. Originally certified copies of qualification certificates (including matric), service certificates, proof of registration with a body/council, ID and driver’s licence must be attached. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by SAQA and to submit proof of such with their applications. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. The OHSC reserves the right not to fill the above posts. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only; if notification of an interview is not received within 3 months after the closing date, applicants may regard their application as unsuccessful. The OHSC will not be liable where candidates use incorrect /no reference numbers on their applications. Candidate(s) will be subjected to personal suitability checks and other vetting procedures.