13 July 2016: See an update to the numbers here – We add another R20 Million to Metro Police HR Costs
Hot on the heels of the launch of the Metro Police in May 2016 the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality is advertising for TWELVE vacant positions in the Metro Police. Each designated as Director and each with a maximum salary of R889 068.00 per annum (excluding benefits).
The question is always; “How will this be funded?”
The ordinary man in the street (that’s me) will turn to publicly available documents such as the 2016/17 – 2018/19 BUDGET.
We assume that the Metro Police will derive most of it’s funding from the collection of fines. On Page 11 of this year’s budget the fines collection appears in a line item in Table 2 – Summary of main revenue sources.
Now this is where the fingers of any auditor would become suspicious as the audited fines collection is reported to be:
- 2012/13 – R28 892 000
- 2013/14 – R61 409 000
- 2014/15 – R39 644 000
The the numbers take a huge jump as the original budgeted collection figure for 2015/16 is stated as R11 861 000 ADJUSTED to R226 837 000 and the budget figure for 2016/17 increases to R242 441 000.
The figure for 2015/16 (R226 837 000) represents a NINETEEN FOLD increase over the first estimate (R11 861 000). If the responsible person in that department hits that target then he/she deserves accolades beyond measure.
BUT on page 81 of the budget are the Monthly Targets for Revenue, Expenditure and Cash Flow and therein are the monthly itemised “Cash receipts by source” and the Fines line item shows a total amount of R32 400 000 for Fines Collection for 2016/17.
Forgive me for being confused but which is the correct figure?
Back to the cost to ratepayer of these 12 new Directors plus the Constables and Sergeants as recently advertised:
Lets assume the Total Cost to Company (Cost to Ratepayers) is a multiple of 1.8 – this is to include statutory costs, office space, transport, communication costs, leave, etc., etc.
- 12 Director posts @ R800 000 per annum multiplied by 1.8 will cost the ratepayer R17 280 000 per annum
- Add the 65 Sergeant Positions advertised on 20 June 2016 (Position Code 6694 at between R296 424 and R412 116 per annum excluding benefits) then the cost to ratepayers (at an average salary of R350 000) increases R40 950 000 per annum
- Add the 430 Metro Police Constables positions advertised in June 2016 (Position Code 6686 at between R202 768 and R228 852 per annum excluding benefits) then the cost to ratepayers (at an average salary of R220 000) increases R170 280 000 per annum
We are now looking at a total cost to ratepayer (excluding the Metro Police Chief, other positions and support services) of R228 510 000.00 per annum
My figures of R228 Million cost to ratepayer now match (sort of) the increased budgeted collection target of R226 837 000 from fines. This is still way off the figures reported on Page 81 of the budget of R32 400 000.
The questions remain; “Which figures are correct and is it reasonable to expect a brand new Metro Police Force to increase fines collection NINETEEN FOLD?”
The Metro Police advert appears below:
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is committed to employment practices that redress past imbalances in respect of race, gender, creed and disability, and as such the relevant policy will be considered during selection and placement.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the under-mentioned position. Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.
SAFETY AND SECURITY DIRECTORATE
DIRECTOR: METRO POLICE (TWELVE POSITIONS)
POSITION CODE: 6729
TASK Grade 18 (R639 468 – R889 068 per annum) (Basic salary only, excluding benefits)
In compliance with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified female applicants (African, Coloured and Indian).
Qualifications and experience:
- Relevant three-year degree or national diploma in a related law, police or enforcement functional field, with preference to a relevant post-graduate qualification.
- Minimum of six years’ relevant experience at management level in a law enforcement and/or traffic enforcement/control environment, including a thorough knowledge of all relevant statutory legislation and by-laws.
- Compliance with statutory requirements of the South African Police Service Amendment Act.
- Compliance with the National Treasury Competency Modules for middle management, – having completed Unit Standards 116345, 119352, 119341, 119331, 116364, 116343, 116363, 116341, 119350, 119348, 116339, 119343, 119334, 116353 and 116351.
- A valid Code B Driver’s Licence.
- MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND ABLE-BODIED.
- Must provide own private vehicle for the performance of official duties, for which a monthly locomotion allowance will be paid, as provided for by Council policy.
- Planning, organising and management skills.
- Effective communication and project management skills.
- Report-writing and presentation skills.
- Facilitation and team building skills.
- Financial management skills.
Efficient and effective management and control of the Metro Police operational services, in order to ensure that proper traffic policing, by-law enforcement and crime prevention functions are provided to all areas within the Nelson Mandela Bay area. Deputising for the Metro Police Chief, when required.
As part of the selection process, candidates may be tested on any requirement, skill or competency, which will include pre-employment screening, security vetting and psychometric assessment.
Fringe benefits will include membership of a Retirement Fund, Medical Aid Scheme, Group Life Assurance Scheme, participation in a Housing Subsidy and Car Schemes (subject to the conditions of the various Schemes), and normal leave and sick leave benefits.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:
Kindly note that all applications for employment should be completed on the official employment application form of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and accompanied by certified copies of academic qualifications. Z83 applications and faxed applications are no longer accepted.
Official application forms are obtainable from the Employment Application Receiving Centres that are located on ground floor of: Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth OR Town Hall, Market Street, Uitenhage. Application forms may also be downloaded from the municipal website: www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za and completed electronic applications (and supporting documents) may be forwarded to: email@example.com Telephonic enquires may be directed to 041 506 2252.
Please complete one employment application form per vacancy, clearly stating the position code of the post for which you are applying. Each completed application form must be accompanied by a CV (curriculum vitae) and certified copies of supporting documentation (please do not submit original supporting documentation, as this will not be returned). A CV not accompanied by a fully completed official application form will not be accepted.
Mail to the Executive Director: Corporate Services (Human Resources Management Services Sub-Directorate), PO Box 116, Port Elizabeth 6000 or deliver to the relevant Employment Application Receiving Centre.
Kindly note that the Municipality contacts shortlisted applicants only. Applicants not contacted within six weeks of the closing date may safely assume that their applications were not successful. They are nevertheless thanked for their interest shown in the position/s advertised.
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 15 JULY 2016 before 12h00 noon.
Ref. 205 – 4 July 2016
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