Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates, (preferably citizens of the Republic of Botswana) for the above post at the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Department of Mines tenable at Gaborone.

The Department of Mines exists to licence and monitor mining operations, ensure their compliance with the environment, health and safety standards and administer related Acts and Regulations.

Salary Scale: D2 (P238, 668 – P263, 508)


Leave: 30 working days per annum.

Benefits: 1. Optional contributory medical aid scheme (Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
2. Contributory pension scheme for permanent and pensionable appointments. (Government pays 15% and employee pays 5%)
3. Attraction and retention scarce skill allowance (40% of basic salary, subject to terms and conditions applicable to Government terms of employment)

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or related fields. MSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering will be an added advantage.

Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years post qualification experience in mining field.



Main Purpose of the job:

The primary purpose of this job is to give technical guidance to the process of applications for mining and minerals operation permits and licenses, their assurance and site inspections of the same for compliance with mining and minerals legislation and standards.

Core Areas of responsibilities:
• Analyse inspection reports and recommends appropriate action.
• Develops and reviews systems of data management.
• To regulate mining industry on legislative issues and manage, coordinate and monitor all processes of the section


• To recommend to the Chief Government Mining Engineer on legislative issues.

• Conducts Safety Health & Environment inspections and audits in the mining operations.

• Carry out fatal accident inquiries and/or other investigations in the mining operations.

• Advises on inspection/audit queries/issues raised by supervisees.

• Provides information to customers.

• Supervises Inspectors.


• Analytical and Strategic planning
• Communicating Effectively
• Delivering Quality Service
• Team work and Interpersonal skills
• Planning & Execution
• Quality decision making
• Integrity and trust


Interested candidates are required to quote the vacancy circular provided in their applications and provide the following;
a) Curriculum Vitae with brief summary of their careers and duties.
b) Certified copies of certificates, three traceable references and national identity cards.
c) In case of serving Public Officers,
i) Date of first appointment.
ii) Present post and date of appointment thereto.



Application from serving officers should be routed through their Heads of Department and Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will be not considered.

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director
Department of Mines
Private Bag 0049

Or hand delivered to
Records Management Unit
Government Enclave, Block 6 Building
Floor Four (4)
Office 42


No later than the 2 March 2018

For more information contact the Department of Mines at 3657000/3657034/3657039/3657016.

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