South African Civil Aviation Authority: Network Admin Traineeship 2024

Job Summary

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is recruiting for the Network Admin Traineeship 2024.

Closing date: 15 February 2024

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

Job Purpose

The overall purpose of a Trainee Network Administrator is to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of SACAA’s  IT infrastructure, particularly its servers and network systems.

Careers at SACAA

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is the civil aviation authority of South Africa, overseeing civil aviation and governing investigations of aviation accidents and incidents.

It is headquartered in the Ikhaya Lokundiza Building 16 in Waterfall Park, Midrand, near Johannesburg. SAAA is a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

It was established on 1 October 1998, following the enactment of the now repealed South African Civil Aviation Authority Act 40 of 1998.

The SACAA is taking applications for the above-stated career opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Proactive maintenance

  • Regular maintenance of servers and network equipment
  • Identify and implement network infrastructure needs to improve current system infrastructure.
  • Oversee and manage big, complex projects involving network deployment and operating systems.
  • Manage and oversee large complex projects that relate to network deployment and operational systems
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  • Plan for current and future technical and network requirements.Implementation and upkeep of the IT Continuity Plan, including daily backups, documentation, and failure testing.
  • All network resources must be monitored, controlled, and maintained.

Liaison and Coordination

  • Liaise with external companies/contractors/suppliers and internal clients to coordinate services and future options
  • Provide support to SACAA based external client connectivity

Operational Management

  • Report on given tasks, system activities, scheduled network maintenance, network account information, and network problems in writing.
  • Assist with report analysis, troubleshooting, and firewall maintenance, as well as Intrusion Detection Systems, Web servers, Remote Access Services, and content filtering.

  • Assist the organization in raising information security knowledge about the threats that they may expose the organization to.
  • Maintain and deploy the IT infrastructure while making sure that ICT Governance is followed.
  • Configuration management for a range of applications, servers, and networks.

Support Services

  • Ensure that the network infrastructure is constantly upgraded.
  • Configure servers, devices, and firewalls. Monitor server and network performance on both the software and hardware levels. 
  • Ensure the seamless implementation of new apps throughout the organization.



Minimum Requirements:

  • National Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent and Related NQF level 6 qualification
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Ideal Qualification and Experience:

  • BTech, BCom (Computer Science); MCSE Diploma, A+ Comptia, N+Comptia, Azure Cloud Certification; Microsoft 365 Administrator.


  • 1 year – Server Administrator experience  
  • 1 year – Desktop Support Technician

How to Apply

Apply and view more details using the link buttons at the bottom of this post.

All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting. Employment Equity candidates will be prioritised in line with Employment Equity Plan.

If you have not heard from the SACAA 90 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 15 February 2024


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