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					                                                                                            ANNEXURE

                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

APPLICATIONS          :    Ultimate Recruitment Solutions (URS) Response Handling, P.O. Box
                           11506, Tierpoort, 0056. Application Enquiries: Tel.: (012) 8-111-900/1
                           OR (012) 811 9909/10.
FOR ATTENTION         :    URS Response Handling
CLOSING DATE          :    19 March 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 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: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS REF 33/2010
                           Directorate: International Relations

SALARY                :    All inclusive package of R 378 456 per annum
CENTRE                :    Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS          :    Applicants should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree plus a post
                           graduate degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Political
                           Sciences, International Relations or Public Administration. Sufficient
                           experience in the field of International Relations. Research and
                           analytical skills. Skills in negotiating, planning, facilitation, co-ordination,
                           organising and lobbying. Good communication skills (verbal and
                           written). Proven managerial skills. Good interpersonal relations and
                           report writing skills. Willingness to travel and work under pressure.
                           Computer literacy (MS Office) and a valid Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES                :    The incumbent will be responsible to manage the Sub-directorate: Africa
                           for regular review and implementation of strategy for engagements with
                           the United Nations agencies and other multilateral organisations.
                           Research and advise on the department’s multilateral agency meetings.
                           Liaise with the diplomatic corps, other Government departments,
                           business and civil society on issues relating multilateral agencies
                           dealing with agriculture. Present monthly, quarterly and annual reports
                           on the department’s engagement with multilateral agencies dealing with
                           agriculture. Facilitate and co-ordinate the signing and implementation of
                           international agreements and/or Memorandums of Understanding
                           (MOU’s). Update the database on relevant multilateral organisations
                   dealing with agriculture. Supervise staff and trainees within the sub-
                   directorate.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr T. Molepo, Tel. 012 319 6621

POST           :   HEAD OF AUDIT OFFICE (2 POSTS): REF 49/2010
                   Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management
SALARY         :   R 240 318 per annum
CENTRE         :   Nelspruit and Kimberly
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a 4-year degree in the field of
                   Agriculture or Natural Resource Management. Appropriate post-
                   qualification experience is a prerequisite for this position. Knowledge in
                   the application of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1
                   of 1999) (PFMA), the Division of Revenue Act, 2000, (Act No.16 of 2000)
                   (DORA) and the Integrated Development Planning (IDP) process. Ability
                   to manage personnel in line with Human Resource practices and
                   procedures. Understanding sound budgeting and procurement systems.
                   Good knowledge of sustainable agricultural resources use and the
                   causes normally responsible for degradation of these resources and the
                   how to rectify degraded resources is essential. Excellent written and
                   verbal skills to communicate with all authorities. Sound application of
                   the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 (Act No. 43 of
                   1983) (CARA) and the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, 1970 (Act
                   No. 70 of 1970) (SALA) in concurrence with other land use related
                   legislations: the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of
                   1999) (PFMA), the Division of Revenue Act, 2000 (Act No. 16 of 2000)
                   (DORA), the Development Facilitation Act, 1995 (Act No. 65 of 1995)
                   (DFA), the National Environmental Management Act, 1998, (Act No. 107
                   of 1998) (NEMA), the National Environmental Management and
                   Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA), the Land
                   Acquisition Assistance Act, 1993 (Act No. 126 of 1993), the National
                   Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998) (NWA), the National Forest Act,
                   1998 (Act No. 84 of 1998) (NFA), the National Veld and Forest Fire Act,
                   1998 (Act No. 101 of 1998) Knowledge of project monitoring and
                   evaluation techniques is required. Independent, analytical and strategic
                   thinker. Computer literacy/competency and statistical information. A valid
                   Code B driver’s license. Must be prepared to be away from home for
                   extended periods in the execution of duties.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to Promote the application of sound
                   management practices and audit compliance with National standards in
                   order to obtain continual improvement of natural agricultural resources
                   through CARA and SALA and with due consideration to other concurrent
                   legislations, such as DFA, NEMA, NEMBA, NWANFA, etc. in promoting
                   sustainable agricultural land use. Monitor and evaluate the state of
                   natural agricultural resources. Advise the Department of Land Reform
                   and Rural Development in land reform programmes to ensure
                   implementation of sustainable agricultural use and present advocacy,
                   awareness and compliance of land reform beneficiaries to CARA.
                   Inspection and reporting on the application of SALA and conduct
                   enforcement for deviations to SALA and CARA thereby regulating land
                   use on agricultural land. To lead the office in collaboration with other
                   stakeholders regarding co-regulation of other legislation related to
                   sustainable land use management and negotiation of service level
                   agreements. Identify non-compliance in order to serve directives/notices
                   on land users to rectify non-compliance. Audit compliance of DORA
                   projects such as the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme
                   (CASP) and LandCare with CARA requirements and reporting in respect
                   of cost benefit, impact on the environment and benefit to community.
                    Manage the resources (human, finance and assets) of the office
                   effectively and efficiently. Assist in the development and review of norms
                   and standards. Develop, implement and review procedures and work
                   instructions with regard to line functions.
ENQUIRIES      :    Mr I.B. Riggs, Tel. 012 319 7562 OR Mr M.M. Charlie (021) 948 9278

POST           :   LAND USE ADVISOR (2 POSTS) REF 48/2010
                   Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management
SALARY         :       R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :       Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS    :      Applicants should be in possession of a 4-year degree in the field of
                       Agriculture. Appropriate experience in the administration and
                       implementation of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, 1970 (Act
                       No. 70 of 1970) (SALA) or/ and related legislations. Computer literacy
                       and a valid Code B driver’s licence. Presentation and report writing
                       skills. Must be able to work independently on normal technical matters.
                       Practical experience in the field of agriculture as well as managerial
                       experience. Proven abilities to draft legal opinions. Practical experience
                       in handling matters regarding the Development Facilitation Act (DFA).
                       Sound understanding and application of environmental legislation and
                       policies.
DUTIES             :   The incumbent will be responsible to handle the DFA Applications and
                       participate during tribunal hearings. Handle Ministerial enquiries
                       regarding SALA. Participate in Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and
                       Spatial Development Framework (SDF) drafting. Provide advice on the
                       subdivision of agricultural land. Participate and give comments on
                       applications for Environmental Impact Assessments and Scoping. Liaise
                       with role-players in the compilation of technical reports from the
                       decision support mechanisms to provide expedient decision making.
                       Co-ordinate scientific oversight of the subdivision of agricultural land.
                       Supervise Staff.
ENQUIRIES      :       Ms N.C. Ntlokwana, Tel. 012 319 7567

POST           :       RESOURCE AUDITOR (8 POSTS) REF 50/2010
                       Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management

SALARY         :        R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :        Pietermaritzburg, East London, Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein,
                        Kimberly and Bellville
REQUIREMENTS   :        Applicants should be in possession of a 4-year qualification in the field
                       of either Natural Resource Utilisation/ Resource Conservation or
                       Agriculture. Appropriate post-qualification experience in natural resource
                       management. A post-graduate qualification would serve as an added
                       advantage. Sound knowledge of the use of sustainable agricultural
                       resources and environmental legislation related to the Conservation of
                       Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 (Act No. 43 of 1983) (CARA).
                       Experience in the handling of environmental criminal cases. Excellent
                       communication (verbal and written) skills to communicate with land users
                       regarding compliance to CARA and the Subdivision of Agricultural Land
                       Act, 1970 (Act No. 70 of 1970) (SALA). Competency in the use of
                       computers and MS Office programmes. A valid Code B driver’s licence.
                       Good knowledge on the rectification of degraded resources. Knowledge of
                       project monitoring and evaluation techniques. Good knowledge on the
                       protection of high potential agricultural land. Candidates 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. Provide assistance regarding the development and review of
                       norms and standards with regard to sustainable land use. Participate in
                       Municipal spatial development reviews to ensure that the objectives of
                       CARA and SALA are accommodated therein.
ENQUIRIES      :       Ms N.C. Ntlokwana, Tel. 012 319 7567

POST           :       ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
                       REF 13/2010
                       Directorate: Education, Training and Extension Services

SALARY         :       R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma or degree in
                   Information Management specialising in Informatics and Decision
                   Modelling Stream or a B.Tech degree in Public Administration.
                   Experience in information sourcing, analysis and reporting will serve as
                   an advantage. Appropriate working experience in Information
                   Management. Computer literacy (MS Office). Good organisation,
                   administration and project management skills. A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to manage the implementation of the
                   External Bursary Scheme and Policy. Manage the recruitment and
                   selection of bursars, using the 14 point system. Liaise with the National
                   Student Aid Financial Scheme (NSAFS) for disbursement of funds to
                   institutions of higher and further education and training in Agriculture.
                   Conduct monitory meetings to assess progress of bursary holders.
                   Provide agricultural human resources development and information
                   management. Provide general support to the Department of Agriculture,
                   Forestry and Fisheries’ bursary holders. Provide monthly, quarterly and
                   annual reports for the implementation of the external bursary scheme.
NOTE           :   Short-listed candidates will be required to exhibit samples of reports that
                   they have compiled/produced. Candidates will be subjected to a
                   skills/knowledge test.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr P. Mathebula, Tel. 012 319 7843

POST           :   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (2 POSTS)
                   REF 36/2010
                   Directorate: International Relations

SALARY         :   R 192 540 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree plus a post
                   graduate degree in International Relations, Agriculture, Political
                   Sciences or Public Administration. Sufficient experience in the field of
                   International Relations. Research and analytical skills. Skills in
                   negotiating, planning, facilitation, co-ordination, organising and lobbying.
                   Good communication skills. Good interpersonal relations and report
                   writing skills. Willingness to travel and work under pressure, Computer
                   literacy (MS Office) and a valid Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible for the regular review and
                   implementation of strategy for engagements with United Nations
                   agencies and other multilateral organisations. Conduct research and
                   advise during meetings between the department and multilateral
                   agencies. Liaise with the diplomatic corps, other Government
                   departments, business and civil society on issues relating to multilateral
                   agencies dealing with agriculture. Present monthly, quarterly and annual
                   reports on the department’s engagement with multilateral agencies
                   dealing with agriculture. Facilitate and co-ordinate signing and
                   implementation of international agreements or Memorandums of
                   Understanding (MOU’s). Update the database on relevant multilateral
                   organisations dealing with agriculture.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr T. Molepo, Tel. 012 319 6621

POST           :   PROTOCOL OFFICER REF 34/2010
                   Directorate: International Relations

SALARY         :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE         :   Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or a post
                   graduate (Honours) degree in Public Relations. Sufficient and relevant
                   experience in the field of International Relations. Working knowledge
                   and experience of protocol. Strong facilitation, co-ordination, organising,
                   lobbying and negotiation skills. Ability to research and analyse
                   international trends in agriculture. Ability to interact with people from
                   various backgrounds and environments. Ability to communicate in
                   foreign language(s) will serve as an added advantage. Willingness to
                   travel and work under pressure. Proven management skills. Computer
                   literacy (MS Office) and a valid Code B driver’s licence.
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible for the facilitation of protocol for all
                   Ministerial visits abroad. Facilitate and co-ordinate protocol for
                   international conferences. Facilitate protocol and logistics for Ministerial
                   visits to South Africa, including delegations. Co-ordinate visits from
                   Embassies and High Commissions. Maintain Ministerial international
                   events. Liaise with State protocol lounge for Ministerial visits. Advise on
                   foreign travels. Provide support for official and working visits to and from
                   South Africa. Facilitate protocol training for Ministerial staff. Assist with
                   inputs in the Minister’s diary. Advise and guide the department on
                   foreign visits. Liaise with sister departments and stakeholders on all
                   approved visits, diplomatic notes and related communications. Provide
                   assistance on issues relating to international visits. Provide guidance
                   and travel tips to departmental staff as and when required. Responsible
                   for arranging of visas and supervision of staff.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr T. Molepo, Tel. 012 319 6621

POST           :   CHIEF AGRICULTURAL LEGISLATION INSPECTOR REF 35/2010
                   Directorate: Food Safety and Quality Assurance

SALARY         :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE         :   Northern Cape
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture
                   majoring in one of the following subjects: Animal Health, Animal
                   Science, Plant Production/Science (you are required to furnish a credit
                   certificate and/or statement of results). Applicable sufficient experience
                   in conducting inspections and Law enforcements relating to Agro
                   Chemicals . A valid driver’s licence. Must be able to perform factory
                   inspections. Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
                   Sound knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of
                   1977) and application of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Stock Remedies
                   and Agricultural Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947). Willingness
                   to travel and be away from home in the execution of duties. Must be
                   able to participate in team projects and have a positive attitude towards
                   inspections and the application of legislation. Good written and verbal
                   communication skills. Computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Outlook).
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to conduct regular inspections and
                   sampling exercises. Interpret and execute the requirements of the
                   Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act,
                   regulations and other related prescripts. Gather evidence regarding
                   alleged offences. Attend court cases, give evidence, update and
                   maintain records as well as compile inspection reports. Perform other
                   related duties as assigned.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr N.G. Moncho, Tel. 012 319 7169

POST           :   CHIEF AGRICULTURAL LEGISLATION INSPECTOR REF 43/2010
                   Directorate: Food Safety and Quality Assurance

SALARY         :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE         :   Bellville (Western Cape)
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a B.Sc. degree majoring in one of
                   the following subjects: Animal Health, Animal Nutrition, Plant
                   Production/Science (you are required to furnish a credit certificate
                   and/or statement of results). Applicable sufficient experience in
                   conducting inspections and law enforcement in the field of Agro
                   Chemicals. Valid driver’s licence. Must be able to perform factory
                   inspections. Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices
                   (GMP).Sound knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No.
                   51 of 1977) and Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies Act and
                   Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947). Willingness to travel
                   and be away from home in the execution of duties. Must be able to
                   participate in team projects and have a positive attitude towards
                   inspections and the application of legislation. Good written and verbal
                   communication skills. Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel and Outlook).
DUTIES             :   The incumbent will be responsible to conduct regular inspections and
                       sampling exercise. Interpret and execute the requirements of the
                       Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act,
                       regulations and other related prescripts. Gather evidence regarding
                       alleged offences. Attend court cases, give evidence, update and
                       maintain records as well as compile inspection reports. Perform other
                       duties assigned.
ENQUIRIES          :   Mr Anton Nothnagel, Tel. 021 948 9278

POST               :   SENIOR AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                       REF 44/2010
                       Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY             :   R 161 970 per annum
CENTRE             :   Cape Town International Airport
REQUIREMENTS       :   Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma in Agriculture
                       or a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture with Botany, Horticulture, Plant
                       Pathology, Pest Control and/or Entomology as a compulsory subject(s)
                       or a B.Sc. degree in Animal Health with Animal Diseases as a major
                       subject (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement
                       of results). Relevant experience in one of the related fields is required. A
                       valid code EB driver’s license and the ability to drive. Good
                       communication skills are required and basic computer (MS Word and
                       Excel) knowledge and experience are essential. Incumbents must be
                       capable and willing to conduct inspections inter alia on trucks, in
                       containers, etc. Willingness to do shift work at the airport.
DUTIES         :       The incumbent will be responsible to conduct inspections, sampling and
                       other necessary functions, including punitive measures and
                       administration, to exercise import and export control over agricultural
                       products regulated by the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act. No. 36 of
                       1983), the Animal Diseases Act, 1984, (Act No. 35 of 1984), the Meat
                       Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), the Plant Improvement Act, 1976
                       (Act No. 53 of 1976), the Liquor Products Act, 1989 (Act No. 60 of
                       1989), the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of
                       1997), the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of
                       1990), the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock
                       Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947) and various relevant
                       international guidelines and rules. Functions will inter alia also include
                       training of and liaison with Customs and Excise, Home Affairs, SAPS,
                       Importers/Exporters and their agents, etc. as well as the writing of
                       reports and inventory control. For this post special emphasis is placed
                       on import and export control and the detection of unauthorised
                       regulated goods imported by passengers and cargo. In addition to
                       inspections, the incumbent will also be responsible for detecting
                       unauthorised regulated goods by means of x-ray machines.
ENQUIRIES      :       Mr L. Mochena, Tel. 011 390 7501

POST           :       SENIOR AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                       REF 45/2010
                       Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY         :       R 161 920 per annum
CENTRE         :       Durban Airport
REQUIREMENTS   :       Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma or degree in
                       Animal Health with Animal Diseases as a major subject (you are
                       required to furnish a credit certificate and/ or statement of results) plus a
                       Dog Training or Dog Handling Certificate. Knowledge of canine
                       motivation, dog psychology, behaviour patterns as well as olfactory
                       perceptions and abilities. The ability to interpret regulatory information
                       and standard operating procedures. Good communication and analytical
                       skills and the ability to work under pressure. Computer literacy (MS
                       Excel and Word). A valid Code EB driver’s licence and the ability to
                       drive. Willingness to travel and work away from home/office on short
                       notice. Work shifts as well as irregular hours at the ports.
DUTIES         :       The incumbent will be responsible to handle detector dogs for the
                       examination of passenger, baggage, cargo and international mail for
                       regulated articles [in compliance to, inter alia, the Agricultural Pests
                       Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983), the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act
                       No. 35 of 1984), the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), the
                       Agricultural Product Standard Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990), the
                       Plant Improvement Act, 1976 (Act No. 53 of 1976), the Genetically
                       Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997), the Fertilizers,
                       Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947
                       (Act No. 36 of 1947) and various relevant international guidelines and
                       obligations]. Interview passengers and inspect suspect baggage,
                       cargo trucks, busses and other vehicles as well as take appropriate
                       risk management actions for non-compliant regulated products. Work
                       with other Government departments that are also responsible for
                       international travellers. Assist Agricultural Food and Quarantine (AFQ)
                       Technicians at secondary inspections when not conducting dog
                       handling duties. Maintain and assist other dog handlers with canine
                       health, well being and training. Perform demonstrations or public
                       relations activities when requested. Supervise dog handler’s
                       assistant(s). Represent the department on forums and at meetings.
ENQUIRIES      :       Mr L. Mochena, Tel. 011 390 7501

POST           :       AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                       REF 40/2010
                       Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY         :        R 130 425 per annum
CENTRE         :        Cape Town
REQUIREMENTS   :       Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma or degree in
                       Animal Health with Animal Diseases as a major subject (you are
                       required to furnish a credit certificate and/ or statement of results) plus a
                       Dog Training or Dog Handling Certificate. Knowledge of canine
                       motivation, dog psychology, behaviour patterns as well as olfactory
                       perceptions and abilities. The ability to interpret regulatory information
                       and standard operating procedures. Good communication and analytical
                       skills and the ability to work under pressure. Computer literacy (MS
                       Excel and Word). A valid Code EB driver’s licence and the ability to
                       drive. Willingness to travel and work away from home/office on short
                       notice. Work shifts as well as irregular hours at the ports.
DUTIES             :   The incumbent will be responsible to handle detector dogs for the
                       examination of passenger, baggage, cargo and international mail for
                       regulated articles [in compliance to, inter alia, the Agricultural Pests
                       Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983), the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act
                       No. 35 of 1984), the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), the
                       Agricultural Product Standard Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990), the
                       Plant Improvement Act, 1976 (Act No. 53 of 1976), the Genetically
                       Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997), the Fertilizers,
                       Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947
                       (Act No. 36 of 1947) and various relevant international guidelines and
                       obligations]. Interview passengers and inspect suspect baggage,
                       cargo trucks, busses and other vehicles as well as take appropriate
                       risk management actions for non-compliant regulated products. Work
                       with other Government departments that are also responsible for
                       international travellers. Assist Agricultural Food and Quarantine (AFQ)
                       Technicians at secondary inspections when not conducting dog
                       handling duties. Maintain and assist other dog handlers with canine
                       health, well being and training. Perform demonstrations or public
                       relations activities when requested. Supervise dog handler’s
                       assistant(s). Represent the department on forums and at meetings.
ENQUIRIES      :       Mr L. Mochena, Tel. 011 390 7501

POST           :       AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                       REF 42/2010
                       Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services
SALARY         :   R 130 425 per annum
CENTRE         :   Cape Town
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma or B Sc
                   degree in Agriculture with at least one of the following subjects as a
                   major: Plant Production, Plant Protection (Entomology or Pathology)
                   and/or Horticulture (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or
                   statement of results). Relevant experience in one of the related fields. A
                   valid Code EB driver’s licence and the ability to drive. Computer literacy
                   in MS Office (Excel and Word). Good leadership skills with special
                   emphasis on communication and conflict management. Applicants must
                   be capable and willing to conduct inspections, inter alia, on trucks, in
                   containers, etc. Prepared to travel and work away from home/office on
                   short notice, work overtime and work irregular hours (shifts).
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to conduct inspections, sampling and
                   other necessary functions, including punitive measures and
                   administration, to exercise import and export control over agricultural
                   products regulated by the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of
                   1983), the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No. 35 of 1984), the Meat
                   Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), the Plant Improvement Act, 1976
                   (Act No. 53 of 1976), the Liquor Products Act, 1989 (Act No. 60 of
                   1989), the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of
                   1997), the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of
                   1990), the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock
                   Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947) and various relevant
                   international guidelines and rules. Functions will, inter alia, also include
                   training of and liaison with Customs and Excise, Home Affairs, SAPS,
                   Importers/Exporters and their agents, etc. For this post special
                   emphasis is placed on import and export control and the detection of
                   unauthorised regulated goods imported by passengers and cargo. In
                   addition to inspections, the incumbent will also be responsible for
                   detecting unauthorised regulated goods by means of x-ray machines
                   and safekeeping of detector dogs where applicable.
ENQUIRIES      :   Mr W. Gentle, Tel. 021 421 2108

POST           :   AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND QUARANTINE TECHNICIAN
                   REF 41/2010
                   Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY         :   R 130 425 per annum
CENTRE         :   Stellenbosch
REQUIREMENTS   :   Applicants should be in possession of a National diploma or B Sc
                   degree in Agriculture with at least one of the following subjects as a
                   major: Horticulture, Crop Production, Plant Production, Food
                   Technology/Science, Viticulture or Pomology (you are required to
                   furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results). Relevant
                   experience in one of the related fields. Knowledge of law enforcement
                   and relevant industries as well as knowledge of the following
                   international agreements: WTO-SPS, WTO TBT and CODEX will serve
                   as an advantage. A valid Code EB driver’s licence and the ability to
                   drive. Good problem solving, planning, organising, conflict handling,
                   interpersonal relations and communication skills are essential.
                   Applicants must be capable and willing to conduct inspections, inter alia,
                   in rail trucks, trucks, ships, containers, cold stores, etc. Willingness to
                   travel and work away from home/office at short notice, work irregular
                   hours and work overtime. Computer literacy in MS Office (Word and
                   Excel).
DUTIES         :   The incumbent will be responsible to enforce the Agricultural Product
                   Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990) and the Liquor Products Act,
                   1989 (Act No. 60 of 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 as well as 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. When required,
                    the incumbent will conduct inspections as well as overnight away from
                    his/her station. Render service on short notice and after hours at or
                    away from his/her station when necessary. Offer regulatory services
                    pertaining to other legislation and international obligations.
ENQUIRIES      :    Mr W. Snyman, Tel. 021 809 1663

POST           :    SENIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK GRADE I REF 38/2010
                    Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY         :    R 87 978 per annum
CENTRE         :    Nakop/Vioolsdrift
REQUIREMENTS   :    Applicants should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate.
                    Secretarial skills and sufficient applicable experience. Good
                    communication, writing, typing and computer literacy in MS Office
                    software (Word, Excel and Outlook). Be fluent in English. Good
                    interpersonal relations. The ability to work in a professional and friendly
                    way with personnel and clients.
DUTIES         :    The incumbent will be responsible for the capturing of data on computer
                    and in records. Preparation and issuing of phytosanitary certificates.
                    Typing and filing of documents, etc. Invoicing clients and record keeping
                    of all expenditures. Verifying officials’ overtime. Operating switchboard
                    and reception. Secretarial functions, e.g. taking of minutes, scheduling of
                    appointments, arranging meetings, booking of flights and
                    accommodation, etc. Handling of client queries as well as telephonic
                    enquiries. Assistance with the administering of the budget and supply
                    chain management practices. Processing and record keeping of
                    transport logs, travelling claims, leave applications, etc. Handling and
                    distribution of incoming and outgoing mail. Assist with the upkeep of the
                    asset register and the procurement of goods and services for the office.
                    General administrative tasks. Rendering of relief duties.
ENQUIRIES      :    Ms S. Dobson, Tel. 012 319 6310

POST           :    ADMINISTRATION CLERK GRADE II REF 37/2010
                    Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY         :    R 73 584 per annum
CENTRE         :    Stellenbosch
REQUIREMENTS    :   Applicants should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. Sufficient
                    applicable administrative experience. Good communication, writing and
                    typing skills. Conversant in English. Computer literacy in MS Office
                    software (Word, Excel and Outlook). Good interpersonal relations. The
                    ability to work under pressure in a professional and friendly way with
                    personnel and clients.
DUTIES         :    The incumbent will be responsible for the capturing of data on computer
                    and by hand. Typing and filing of documents. Keeping of records.
                    Compiling monthly and annual reports. Secretarial functions, e.g. taking
                    of minutes, scheduling of appointments, arranging meetings, booking of
                    flights and accommodation, etc. Receptionist tasks, eg. handling of client
                    queries as well as telephonic enquiries. Assistance with the
                    administering of the budget. Execute provisioning administration. Assist
                    with financial matters, e.g. processing and record keeping of transport
                    logs, travelling claims, leave applications, etc. Handling and distribution
                    of incoming and outgoing mail. Supervision and management of assets.
                    Operating a mini-switchboard. General administrative tasks.
ENQUIRIES      :    Ms B. Apollis, Tel. 021 809 0213

POST           :    ADMINISTRATION CLERK GRADE II REF 39/2010
                    Directorate: Agricultural Product and Inspection Services

SALARY         :    R 73 584 per annum
CENTRE         :    O.R. Tambo International Airport
REQUIREMENTS   :    Applicants should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. Computer
                    literacy (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and be able to operate a
                Switchboard system. Good written and verbal communication skills as
                well as good interpersonal relations. Working knowledge of supply chain
                management, inventory control and record keeping.
DUTIES      :   The incumbent will be responsible for the ordering, safeguarding and
                distribution of face value and other forms. Invoicing to clients for services
                rendered. Preparation and issuing of Phytosanitary certificates according
                to international standards. Safe record keeping of relevant functional
                documents (Phytosanitary certificates, import permits, etc.). Handling of
                queries. Attend to clients as required at the office. Custodian for the
                safekeeping of safe keys and other office duplicates. Secretarial
                functions, eg. preparation, compiling and typing of documents, letters
                and faxes. Capturing of data on computer. Responsible for filing of
                documents. Handling and distribution of incoming and outgoing
                mail/faxes. Rendering of relief duties as and when required. Check
                personnel documents for completion and correctness. Processing,
                record keeping and checking of leave for personnel. Upkeep of
                personnel records. Handling of payments for private telephone calls.
                Record keeping of all expenditure. Compilation of monthly expenditure
                reports. Record keeping and checking of officials’ overtime for
                correctness. Record keeping and checking of subsistence and transport
                claims. Handling of petty cash. Reconcile safe custody of postal stamps.
                Assist Local Transport Officer (co-ordinating/record keeping of log
                sheets, trip authorisations, etc.). Booking of air tickets, hired vehicles,
                airport parking and accommodation. Assist with the upkeep of an asset
                register for the office as well as other inventory control functions.
                Procuring of goods and services/equipment as well as preparing
                payments for goods and services/equipment procured. Ordering of
                stationery.
ENQUIRIES   :   Mr L. Mochena, Tel. 011 390 7501

				
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