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					                                                                                           ANNEXURE

               DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

APPLICATIONS            :   Ultimate Recruitment Solutions (URS) Response Handling, P.O. Box
                            11506, Tierpoort, 0056
FOR ATTENTION           :   URS Response Handling
APPLICATION ENQUIRIES   :   URS Response Handling, Tel. (012) 811 9909/10 or (012) 811 1900/1.
CLOSING DATE            :   15 October 2010
NOTE                    :   It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all
                            numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To
                            facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and
                            disability status is required. Applications must be submitted on form
                            Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet
                            at www.gov.za/documents. The completed and signed form Z83 should
                            be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as
                            copies of all qualification(s) and you are requested to furnish a credit
                            certificate and/or statement of results of all qualifications as well as ID-
                            document        [Driver’s   licence    where     applicable].     Non-RSA
                            Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their
                            Permanent Residence Permits to their applications. Should you be in
                            possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an
                            evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority
                            (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned
                            requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be
                            considered. The Department does not accept applications via fax or
                            email. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the
                            application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to
                            short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three
                            (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept
                            that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be
                            subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship,
                            credit record checks, qualification verification and employment
                            verification). Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a
                            skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a
                            probation period of 12 months. The Department reserves the right not to
                            make any appointment(s) to the above post.

                                      OTHER POSTS

POST                    :   DEPUTY DIRECTOR: NATIONAL FORESTS ACT OVERSIGHT
                            REF 243/2010
                            Directorate: Forestry Regulation

SALARY                  :   All inclusive package of R378 456 per annum
CENTRE                  :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS            :   Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma or Bachelor’s
                            degree in Forestry, Environmental Sciences or a related field (you are
                            required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results).
                            Experience in administration of environmental legislation as well as
                            experience in the management of natural resources. A working
                            knowledge of legislative processes will serve as an advantage. Sound
                            understanding of the National Forests Act, 1998 (Act No. 84 of 1998),
                            the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999) (PFMA),
                            Treasury Regulations and other legislation impacting on forests in South
                            Africa. Good interpersonal relations and the ability to work effectively
                            with stakeholders across all levels within and outside the Department.
                            Strong negotiation and managerial skills as well as the ability to manage
                            a team of professionals. A self-starter with the ability to work
                            independently without compromising team results. Computer literacy
                            (MS Office). A valid Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES                  :   The incumbent will be responsible to provide leadership and
                            management of the administration and enforcement of the National
                            Forests Act. Support and provide guidance to the development of
                            agreements with third parties regarding management of State forests.
                   Monitor and assess performance of regulatory instruments as well as
                   ensure continuous improvement. Participate in the evaluation of
                   Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and provide input to other
                   departmental and environmental related legislation. Ensure compliance
                   to and promotion of the National Forests Act. Provide leadership to the
                   sub-directorate with regard to the development of the business plan and
                   the management of the budget for the sub-directorate. Management of
                   capacity building and advisory support. Ensure effective communication
                   with role players on sustainable forest management issues. Represent
                   the Department in international committees and other forums relating to
                   sustainable forest management.
ENQUIRIES      :   Ms P. Tunzi, Tel. 012 336 8054

POST           :   DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SECTOR FORESIGHT REF 242/2010
                   Directorate: Forestry Policy and Strategy

SALARY         :   All inclusive package of R378 456 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree plus a post-
                   graduate qualification in Natural Resource Economics and/or
                   Environmental Sciences (you are required to furnish a credit certificate
                   and/or statement of results). Extensive experience in policy formulation
                   and implementation. Familiarity with forest policy and legislation.
                   Managerial and leadership skills. Financial management, personnel
                   management, interpersonal, presentation, communication (written and
                   verbal), research and analytical skills. Computer literacy (MS Office). A
                   valid Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be required to assist the Director: Forestry Policy
                   and Strategy to bring together different disciplines in the process of
                   generating policies for the sustainable development of the forest sector
                   in the interest of benefiting all South Africans. In addition, he/she will be
                   expected to take a major role in realigning the functions and
                   responsibilities of the Directorate within the new DAFF mandate.
                   He/She will, inter alia, be required to provide sector foresight to support
                   the forestry sector policy and strategy development. Analyse sector
                   driving forces and trends in national, regional and global forestry
                   policies to enable pro-active strategy and policy development. Develop
                   scenarios of the current and future state of the sector and nature of the
                   forestry industry. Co-ordinate the process of reviewing the National
                   Forestry Action Plan (NFAP) and developing the National Forest
                   Programme (NFP) to give strategic direction to the forestry sector.
                   Provide policy briefs to support policy decisions on current and future
                   activities in the sector. Assess opportunities and challenges for growth
                   in the sector as well as for alignment and integration of sectoral
                   activities and initiatives within local, provincial, national and international
                   socio-economic and environmental paradigms. Provide policy advice
                   and intelligence to the sector and be able to translate implications of
                   international policies for forestry. Co-ordinate the development of
                   responses to issues raised in the State of the Forest Report. Co-
                   ordinate and synthesise sector foresight processes and promotion of
                   relevant research to support a future vision. Assess and promote the
                   role of forestry in the National Framework for Environment and Natural
                   Resources, including development of the Forestry Sector Change
                   Mitigation and Adaptation Plan. Co-operation with national and
                   international structures, conventions and processes to ensure that
                   forestry contributes to sustainable development and support DAFF top
                   management with policy-relevant assessments on request.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr A. R. Madula, Tel. 012 336 7383

POST           :   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FORESTRY (POLICY AND STRATEGY
                   SPECIALIST) REF 254/2010
                   Directorate: Forestry Policy and Strategy

SALARY         :   R192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :    Applicants should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Natural
                    Resources and/or Environmental Sciences coupled with relevant
                    experience in policy formulation and implementation thereof. A post-
                    graduate qualification will serve as an advantage. Familiarity with
                    forestry policy and legislation, in particular the White Paper on
                    Sustainable Forest Development, National Forest Act, 1998 (Act No. 84
                    of 1998), National Veld and Forest Fires Act, 1998 (Act No. 101 of 1998)
                    and other Government environmental legislation relevant to the forestry
                    sector. Project management, co-ordination, communication (verbal and
                    written), interpersonal, research and analytical skills. Computer literacy
                    (MS Office), A valid Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES         :    The incumbent will be responsible to participate in the development of
                    appropriate policies and strategies for sustainable forest development.
                    Ensure harmonisation of policies governing the forestry sector. Monitor
                    and evaluate the impact of forestry policy interventions. Advise on the
                    adaptation and recommend improvements of forestry policy processes
                    and standards. Promote policy coherence and consistency with relevant
                    national and international processes and drivers. Assist with the review
                    of the White Paper on Sustainable Forest Development, based on multi-
                    stakeholder participatory principles. Assist with the co-ordination of the
                    process of developing the Forestry Sector Climate Change Mitigation
                    and Adaptation Plan. Commission specific pieces of forestry policy
                    research. Work closely with other line function directorates to ensure
                    that their strategies and implementation programmes are delivered with
                    due regard to the forestry sector policy processes. Identify and liaise
                    closely with other Government policy initiatives that impact on the
                    sector.
ENQUIRIES      :    Mr A.C. Mkwalo, Tel. 012 336 7364

POST           :    RESOURCE AUDITOR (5 POSTS) REF 245/2010
                    Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management

SALARY          :   R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :    East London, Potchefstroom, Kimberley and Bellville
REQUIREMENTS   :    Applicants should be in possession of a four-year degree coupled with a
                    post-graduate qualification in the field of Natural Resource Utilisation,
                    Resource Conservation and/or Agriculture. Appropriate experience
                    gained in natural resource management after obtaining of the first
                    degree. Experience in the handling of environmental criminal cases.
                    Good knowledge of sustainable agricultural resource use and
                    environmental legislation that are related to the Conservation of
                    Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 (Act No. 43 of 1983) (CARA). Good
                    knowledge on how to rectify degraded resources. Knowledge of project
                    monitoring and evaluation techniques. Sound knowledge on how to
                    protect high potential agricultural land. Excellent verbal and written skills
                    to communicate with land users regarding compliance with CARA and
                    the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, 1970 (Act No. 70 of 1970),
                    (SALA). Competency in the use of computers and MS Office software
                    (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint). A valid Code B driver’s licence. Must
                    be willing to travel extensively and be away from home in the execution
                    of duties.
DUTIES         :    The incumbent will be accountable for the promotion of responsible
                    custodianship of natural agricultural resources by all land users in co-
                    operation with all relevant role players. Effectively administer applicable
                    legislation through auditing compliance with set standards and applying
                    resource management practices. Liaise and co-operate with other
                    departments administering legislation that may impact on sustainable
                    land use. Assist regarding the development and review of norms and
                    standards with regard to sustainable land use. Participate in spatial
                    development reviews of all Municipalities to ensure the objects of CARA
                    and SALA are accommodated.
NOTE           :    Preference will be given to African, Coloured and Indian females.
ENQUIRIES      :    Ms S.S. Zwane, Tel. 012 319 7567

POST           :    RESOURCE MONITORING SPECIALIST REF 246/2010
                    Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management

SALARY         :     R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :     Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS        Applicants should be in possession of a B.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences
                    with Soil Science, Botany and/or Agriculture as a major subject(s) (you
                    are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results)
                    coupled with appropriate post-qualification experience in assessing and
                    monitoring the state of natural agricultural resources. Appropriate
                    experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and
                    Remote Sensing in natural resource assessment and monitoring.
                    Adequate experience in and knowledge of ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst and
                    related ESRI software. In-depth knowledge of the principles and
                    practices applied to ensure sustainable use of natural agricultural
                    resources. Demonstrable experience in MS Office software (MS Word,
                    Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Working knowledge of and experience
                    in data capturing/preparation and field verification with the aid of Global
                    Positioning Systems (GPS) technology. Good language and
                    communication skills. Knowledge of project management. Applicable
                    knowledge of procurement administration. A valid Code B driver’s
                    licence.
DUTIES         :    The incumbent will be responsible to develop regulatory frameworks for
                    the collection, management and preservation of various formats of geo-
                    referenced data required to monitor the conservation status of natural
                    agricultural resources at national, provincial and local levels of
                    Government as well as research and other related institutions. Assist
                    with the development and implementation of scientific standards and
                    specifications, in partnership with international and local institutions, to
                    ensure optimum availability and accessibility to time series data and
                    information on the conservation status of natural agricultural resources;
                    monitor the efficiency thereof and evolve with new technology. Develop
                    special (GIS) models, data verification analysis and decision support
                    tools/systems in order to provide seamless, timely and integrated geo-
                    referenced information and data products for scientists, extension
                    officers and decision makers. Identify needs and co-ordinate research
                    programmes and projects to obtain geo-referenced data, information,
                    knowledge and systems required to assess and monitor the
                    conservation status of natural agricultural resources, conservation
                    approaches and conservation technologies. Assist with the strengthening
                    of capacity within the agricultural sector through the development and
                    maintenance of platforms for collaborations and by providing technical
                    training, advisory support and user feedback services on the needs,
                    interpretation and use of geo-referenced data, information and systems.
                    Assist in the governing of activities, assets, financial and human
                    resources of the Monitoring division.
ENQUIRIES      :    Mr H. Lindemann, Tel. 012 319 7548

POST           :   CHIEF AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                   (2 POSTS) REF 238/2010
                   Directorate: Agricultural Product Inspection Services

SALARY         :    R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :    Bloemfontein and Durban
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma/degree in
                    Agriculture with Botany, Horticulture, Food Technology/Science,
                    Microbiology, Viticulture, Oenology and/or Pomology as a major
                    subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or
                    statement of results). Extensive experience and knowledge of agricultural
                    law enforcement in relevant industries as well as generic administrative
                    procedures and supervision of staff related thereto. Knowledge of the
                    Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990) and the
                    Liquor Products Act, 1989 (Act No. 60 of 1989). Knowledge of the
                    following international agreements: WTO-SPS and WTO-TBT and
                    CODEX will count in the candidates favour. Good problem solving,
                    planning, organising, conflict handling, interpersonal relations and
                        communication skills are essential. Applicants must be able and willing to
                        conduct inspections inter alia in rail trucks, on trucks, on ships, in
                        containers, in cold storages, etc. He/She must be prepared to travel and
                        work away from home/office at short notice, work irregular hours (shifts)
                        and work overtime. Computer skills in MS Office software (MS Word and
                        Excel). A valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive.
 DUTIES         :       The incumbents will be responsible to enforce the Agricultural Product
                        Standards Act, 1990 and the Liquor Products Act, 1989 as well as related
                        policies and international agreements to ensure that the quality and
                        sanitary status of agricultural and liquor products comply with the
                        prescripts. This includes the independent planning and conducting of
                        inspections and the auditing of assignees. Inspections include sampling,
                        testing and evaluating agricultural products and marking requirements as
                        well as the investigating of cases and administrative tasks relating to
                        these functions. Where applicable the sale/movement of products will
                        have to be prohibited and charges filed against transgressors. Conduct
                        inspections as well as overnight away from his/her station when
                        necessary. Render service on short notice and after hours at or away
                        from his/her station when necessary. Execute generic administrative
                        tasks as well as supervise and train staff where applicable. Offer
                        regulatory services pertaining to other legislation and international
                        obligations.
 ENQUIRIES      :       Mr P. Pillay, Tel. 041 484 2725 and Ms S.S. Maelane,
                        Tel. 031 337 2755/6/7

 POST           :       CHIEF AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                        REF 239/2010
                        Directorate: Agricultural Product Inspection Services

 SALARY         :       R 192 540 per annum
 CENTRE         :       Bloemfontein
 REQUIREMENTS   :       Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma/degree in
                        Agriculture with Plant Pathology, Entomology and/or Plant Production as
                        a major subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or
                        statement of results). Extensive experience and knowledge of agricultural
                        law enforcement in relevant industries as well as generic administrative
                        procedures and supervision of staff related thereto. Knowledge of the
                        Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983). Knowledge of the
                        following international agreements: WTO-SPS and the IPPC. Good
                        problem solving, planning, organising, conflict handling, interpersonal
                        relations and communication skills are essential. Applicants must be able
                        and willing to conduct inspections inter alia in rail trucks, on trucks, on
                        ships, in containers, in cold storages, etc. He/She must be prepared to
                        travel and work away from home/office at short notice, work irregular
                        hours (shifts) and work overtime. Computer skills in MS Office software
                        (MS Word and Excel). A valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive.
DUTIES          :       The incumbent will be responsible to enforce the Agricultural Pests Act,
                        1983 as well as the provisions of the International Plant Protection
                        Convention (IPPC) relevant to inspections to ensure that regulated
                        articles, plants and plant products comply with the set Phytosanitary
                        requirements. This includes the independent planning and conducting of
                        inspections and the auditing of assignees. Inspections include sampling,
                        testing, conducting surveys and enforcing requirements of control
                        measures. Conduct inspections as well as overnight away from his/her
                        station when necessary. Render service on short notice and after hours
                        at or away from his/her station when necessary. Execute generic
                        administrative tasks as well as supervise and train staff where applicable.
                        Offer regulatory services pertaining to other legislation and international
                        obligations.
 ENQUIRIES          :   Mr P. Pillay, Tel. 041 484 2725

 POST               :   CHIEF PLANT VARIETY EXAMINER REF 253 /2010
                        Directorate: Genetic Resources

 SALARY             :   R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants must be in possession of a National diploma, B.Tech degree
                   or a B.Sc. degree with Botany, Horticulture, Agronomy/and/or Genetics
                   as a major subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit certificate
                   and/or statement of results). Experience in and knowledge of plant
                   morphology, physiology, taxonomy, botanical nomenclature and the
                   principles of plant breeding. Experience in and knowledge of statistics
                   and related principles. In-depth understanding of the Plant Breeders’
                   Rights Act, 1976 (Act No. 15 of 1976) and the Plant Improvement Act,
                   1976 (Act No. 53 of 1976) as well as their relation to the Union for the
                   Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). Relevant experience in the
                   compilation and management of plant variety evaluation trials. Planning
                   and organising skills to independently execute evaluation trials from
                   planning to final recommendation stages. Formal work experience. Good
                   English communication (verbal and written) skills. Computer literacy (MS
                   Office software) and a good knowledge of database management. A valid
                   driver’s licence and the ability to drive. Candidates must be prepared to
                   travel countrywide and internationally in the execution of his/her duties.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible for compiling evaluation trials for
                   Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBRs) and Variety Listing as well as for Trade
                   and Post Control seed samples. Supervise the collection and
                   processing of data. Statistical analysis of data. Evaluate conformity of
                   candidate varieties to distinctness, uniformity and stability
                   requirements. Recommend the acceptance or rejection of candidate
                   varieties in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Act and Plant Improvement
                   Act. Draft, revise and comment on UPOV Test Guidelines as well as
                   draft national test guidelines in absence of UPOV test guidelines.
                   Provide technical and advisory services on all matters related to PBRs
                   and variety listings. Supervise and train technical support staff. Source
                   technical information from various sources and incorporate it into
                   standardised protocols and methodologies.
NOTES          :   Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment.
ENQUIRIES      :   Dr J. Jaftha, Tel. 012 319 6024

POST           :   LAND USE OFFICER REF 247/2010
                   Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management

SALARY         :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS       Applicants should be in possession of a relevant National diploma/degree
                   with Development, Social Discipline, Legal, Education and/or
                   Administration as a major subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit
                   certificate and/or statement of results) coupled with appropriate
                   experience in the administration and implementation of the Subdivision of
                   Agricultural Land Act, 1970 (Act No. 70 of 1970) (SALA) and/or related
                   legislation. Presentation and report writing skills. Must be able to work
                   independently on normal technical matters. Computer literacy.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to receive and keep record of
                   applications received regarding all sub divisions/rezoning of agricultural
                   land. Confirm, validate and clarify applications to ensure that they are
                   complete and in line with the prescriptions of SALA. Update the Agriland
                   system and processing of applications. Edit consent/letters and assist in
                   drafting of appeals. Draft all Ministerial responses and co-ordinate inputs
                   within the section. Assist in handling Ministerial enquiries regarding
                   SALA. Handle enquiries with respect to the administration of SALA and
                   other related enquiries. Receive and verify applications as well as
                   compile correspondence and submissions. Present applications during
                   committee meetings for consideration by the Delegate of the Minister.
                   Assist in typing the (DFA) consent.
ENQUIRIES      :   Ms S.S. Zwane, Tel. 012 319 7567

POST           :   SENIOR PLANT VARIETY EXAMINER (2 POSTS) REF 252 /2010
                   Directorate: Genetic Resources

SALARY         :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants must be in possession of a National diploma/degree (B.Sc or
                   B.Tech)with Botany, Horticulture, Agronomy and/or Genetics as a major
                   subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or
                   statement of results). Experience in and knowledge of plant morphology,
                   physiology, taxonomy, botanical nomenclature and the principles of plant
                   breeding. Experience in and knowledge of statistics and related
                   principles. An understanding of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act, 1976 (Act
                   No. 15 of 1976) and the Plant Improvement Act, 1976 (Act No. 53 of
                   1976) as well as their relation to the Union for the Protection of New
                   Varieties of Plants (UPOV). Relevant experience in the execution and
                   management of plant variety evaluation trials. Planning and organising
                   skills to execute evaluation trials. Formal work experience. Good English
                   communication (verbal and written) skills. Computer literacy (MS Office
                   software) and a good knowledge of database management. A valid
                   driver’s licence and the ability to drive. The candidate must be prepared
                   to travel countrywide and internationally in the execution of his/her duties.
DUTIES         :   The incumbents will be responsible for executing and managing
                   evaluation trails for Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) and Variety Listing as
                   well as for Trade and Post Control seed samples. Statistical analysis of
                   data. Evaluation of the conformity of candidate varieties to distinctness,
                   uniformity and stability requirements. Commenting on UPOV Test
                   Guidelines as well as providing technical inputs to national test guidelines
                   in the absence of UPOV test guidelines. Provide technical and advisory
                   services on all matters related to PBR and variety listings. Supervise
                   support staff. Source technical information from various sources and
                   incorporate it into standardised protocols and methodologies.
NOTES          :   Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment.
ENQUIRIES      :   Dr J. Jaftha, Tel. 012 319 6024

POST           :   PLANT COLLECTION OFFICER Ref 250/2010
                   Directorate: Genetic Resources

SALARY         :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants must be in possession of a National diploma/B.Sc degree in
                   Agriculture with Botany and/or Genetics as a major subject(s) (you are
                   required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results). A
                   B.Sc. (Hons) and/or a Master’s degree will serve as an advantage.
                   Appropriate experience in the field of plant genetic resources. Knowledge
                   of and/or experience in agro-ecological surveying as well as collection
                   and storage of plant genetic material coupled with basic operations of
                   plant/seed gene banks are crucial for this post. Knowledge of legislation,
                   international/regional agreements and guiding principles in conservation
                   and sustainable use of plant genetic resources will serve as an added
                   advantage. Interpersonal and interviewing skills are essential for the
                   collection of plant genetic material and information from different
                   communities and individual farmers. Good English communication
                   (verbal and written) skills. Computer literacy (MS Office software) and
                   good knowledge of database management (certificates must be
                   submitted). A valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive. Candidates
                   must be prepared to travel countrywide to rural communities in the
                   execution of his/her duties.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining a co-operative
                   association with agricultural extension officers, relevant NGO’s, farming
                   communities and other stakeholders in the maintenance of national
                   strategies regarding conservation, collection, storage and sustainable
                   use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Execute
                   collection missions of all plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
                   (landraces, wild relatives and endangered medicinal plants) from all
                   ecological zones. Verify and identify all collected species and samples
                   prior to them being captured onto a database. Manage the database
                   pertaining to collections.       Assist the ex-situ specialist with the
                   conventional storage of orthodox types in a national base and active
                   collection. Contribute to the characterisation, multiplication and
                               regeneration of plant genetic resources as directed by the curator. Assist
                               the in-situ specialist with on-farm conservation projects.
ENQUIRIES                  :   Ms N. Feltman Tel. 012 319 6366

POST                   :       SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REF 251/2010
                               Directorate: Genetic Resources

SALARY                 :       R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE                 :       Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS           :       Applicants must be in possession of a National diploma/degree in
                               Administration. Experience and knowledge of general human resource
                               management, management of budgets, asset management and
                               procurement processes in the Public Sector. Formal work experience.
                               Planning and organising skills. Good English communication (verbal and
                               written) skills. Computer literacy (MS Office). A valid driver’s licence and
                               the ability to drive.
DUTIES                 :       The incumbent’s responsibilities will include: the facilitation of finance
                               and budget control, the co-ordination of procurement for goods and
                               services, the co-ordination and maintenance of a control system for the
                               directorate’s assets, the facilitation of human resources management and
                               development, the management and supervision of sub-ordinates, the
                               facilitation of administrative tasks (drafting of documents, etc) and the co-
                               ordination of the internship programme at the Directorate’s level.
NOTES                  :       Short-listed candidates will be subjected to competency assessments.
ENQUIRIES              :        Dr J. Jaftha Tel. 012 319 6024

POST                   :        SENIOR       CONSERVATION         INSPECTOR:  ENVIRONMENTAL
                                PROTECTION VESSELS (3 POSTS) (REF 265/2010)
                                Directorate: Environmental Protection Vessels

SALARY                 :        R 130 425 per annum
CENTRE                 :        Hermanus, Port Elizabeth and East London (Please specify centre in
                                order of preference)
REQUIREMENTS           :        A Grade 12 Certificate, appropriate relevant marine/environmental law
                                enforcement experience and a category C or D skipper’s ticket with
                                relevant seagoing experience. Marine Search and Rescue experience.
                                Knowledge of the Marine Living Resources Act, (Act 18 of 1998),
                                Surveillance techniques and intelligence gathering skills. Good planning
                                and organisational skills as well as computer literacy. A Firearm licence
                                (both the 9mm pistol and shotgun) will serve as advantages.
DUTIES             :            Participate and conduct sea patrols in the entire South African Exclusive
                                Economic Zone (EEZ), including the South African offshore/high seas
                                territories, to prevent illegal harvesting of living marine resources.
                                Participate in special operations for extended periods of time to prevent
                                the illegal harvesting and trading of marine products and to safeguard
                                endangered species. Implementation and enforcement of the Marine
                                Living Resources Act, Regulations and other relevant acts. Institute
                                criminal proceedings against contraventions of the legislation; issuing of
                                the J534 forms where and when necessary, and giving evidence in the
                                court of law. Complete documents pertaining to cases (such as dockets
                                charge sheets, evidence collection and handling evidence). Conduct
                                inspections and boarding at sea in all fishing vessels and sea based fish
                                processing establishments. Working in high risk areas and under harsh
                                and inclement weather conditions. Working at sea for extended periods
                                of time in both the South African waters and those of the Southern
                                African Development Community (SADC) in accordance with the South
                                African international obligations.
NOTES:                          Short listed candidates will undergo swimming tests, as part of the
                                recruitment and selection process. The appointment of candidates will
                                be subject to his/her attainment of a safety at sea course certificate.
ENQUIRIES      :                Mr A. Moshani, Tel. 021 402 3509.

POST                   :        SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER REF 249/2010
                                Directorate: Integrated Human Resource Management
SALARY         :   R105 645 per annum
CENTRE         :   Cape Town
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate.
                   Knowledge and experience in MS Office computer software (proof must
                   be submitted). Exposure to HRM administration and a working
                   knowledge of PERSAL. Good administration and frontline skills.
                   Experience and knowledge of HR administration dealing with Conditions
                   of Service and Service Benefits. Good interpersonal relations as well as
                   proven communication (verbal and written) skills. Working knowledge
                   of relevant prescripts and legislation.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to render administrative support to
                   HRM policies through provision of information, guidance and
                   assistance. Render support with the capturing of transactions related to
                   service benefits. Render support with all logistical arrangements related
                   to meetings, transfers and the procuring of all office equipment and
                   stationery. Responsible for an effective filing system and up-keep of all
                   HR files. Responsible for opening and distribution of incoming mail,
                   faxes, etc.
ENQUIRIES      :   Ms D. Batt, Tel. 021 402 3061.

POST           :   HOUSEKEEPING EXECUTIVE REF 248/2010
                   Directorate: Agricultural Information Services

SALARY         :    R 51 936 per annum
CENTRE         :    Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS       Applicants should be in possession of an ABET certificate.
                   Communication, interpersonal, conflict-handling, planning and organising
                   skills. Basic computer literacy.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to render a cleaning service to the
                   Directorate. Empty waste bins and dust offices daily. Polish furniture
                   weekly. Wash floors (offices and passages) weekly. Polish floors
                   monthly. Clean boardrooms and storerooms. Clean kitchen appliances
                   and wash dishes on a daily basis. Wash cutlery, crockery, cups, glasses,
                   water bottles, etc. Render a refreshment service to the Directorate.
                   Provide fresh water and prepare tea/coffee for meetings, seminars and
                   workshops.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr J. Lekgatle, Tel. 012 319 6651.

				
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