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Road Foreman Grade 5 (x4) - Mutare City Council

Location: Mutare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced hands-on persons to fill the above posts which has arisen in the Engineering and Technical Services Department:

Duties And Responsibilities


The incumbent will report to the Roads Superintendent. He/she will be responsible for the following:

  • Plan, supervise and coordinate daily roads department operations and projects
  • Maintain City road sign safe and serviceable condition consistent with adopted standards.
  • Supervise roads department employees;
  • Assist Emergency Services during disasters.
  • Conduct and assist with on the job training in road maintenance methods.
  • Conducts routine road patrols/inspections to ensure all standards are maintained and schedule required work on a priority basis.
  • Administration for personnel and recommend special training requirements
  • Respond, in a timely fashion, to all complaints ensuring corrective action is taken.
  • Investigate/report all unauthorized roadworks activities within the City.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety policies and procedures are being followed by all staff and contractors
  • Maintain a work environment that promotes staff participation, teamwork and positive labour relations.
  • Track maintenance activities and prepare reports using computer programs.
  • Perform other roads department duties delegated by the Superintendent.

Qualifications And Experience


The incumbent should be a sober mannered, responsible, adaptive, innovative and technology-embracing character possessing the following

minimum qualifications:

  • Certificate in construction specializing in road construction and /maintenance from a Government of Zimbabwerecognised institution
  • A minimum of five (5) years traceable, hands-on relevant experience in road construction and /maintenance, 3 of
  • which should be at supervisory level.
  • A minimum of 5 ‘O’ Levels including English and Mathematics.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years traceable, hands-on relevant experience in road construction and /maintenance, both gravel and sealed roads in a local authority or government set-up
  • At least 5 years experience at foreman level or better
  • A good appreciation of Mathematics with good spoken and written English
  • Must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Road infrastructure costing appreciation
  • Possess report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of storm water drain and culvert construction and maintenance
  • Knowledge of road maintenance practices and road repair techniques in all weather conditions;
  • Knowledge of paving and paving materials.
  • Knowledge of safe gravel pit practices;
  • Ability to communicate well and supervise others;
  • Ability to carry out rapid road condition surveys;
  • Team player;
  • Ability to interact with the public in a courteous and responsive way;
  • Knowledge of preparing acquittals for Road Fund disbursements is an added advantage
  • Urban local authority experience is a distinct advantage
  • Possession of a clean class 3 or class 4 drivers’ license is an added advantage

How To Apply

Applicants should submit six (6) copies of detailed CVs and certified copies of Certificates which should reach the office of the Town Clerk before close of business on or before 11 April 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will automatically disqualify candidates.


City of Mutare

Civic Centre

P.O. Box 910



Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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