Company Name : Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Job Title : Agricultural Food And Quarantine Technician
Department : Agricultural Production, Health and Food Safety
REF NO: 180/2017
Closing Date: 09 June 2017
Location : Port Elizabeth
Remuneration Level : R 226 611 per annum
Website : http://www.daff.gov.za/
Download Notification : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/8394-TECHNICIAN%20.pdf
Agricultural Food & Quarantine Technician :
** Applicant must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor degree in Agriculture with Plant Pathology/ Entomology/ Plant Production/Protection/ Agronomy/ Botany/ Horticulture or Microbiology as a major subject(s) (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and /or a statement of results).
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** Must have sufficient technical experience with regard to the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act 36 0f 1983), Plant Improvement Act, 1976 (Act 53 of 1976) and other related legislation, international standards and agreements as well as the provision of World Trade Organization on the application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (WTO-SPS), Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
** Good communication skills, Planning, Organising, problem solving, interpersonal relations, analytical skills and must able to work independently and in a team environment. Applicants must be prepared to work away from home /office on short notice, work irregular hours and overtime when required. Computer literacy in Ms Office software.
** Must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive.
** The successful candidate will be responsible on the application and enforcement of legislation and international agreements to ensure that sanitary and Phytosanitary status of plants and plant products comply with the relevant minimum requirement.
** Provide technical advice and guidance to stakeholders (internal and external).
** Conduct audit inspection of the assignees which includes sampling, testing, surveys, investigations, detections and enforcing the requirements of control measures. Perform administrative duties and supervision of staff.
Enquiries : Mr. Pillay, Tel. (041) 407 4019
** In terms of the departmental employment equity targets, priority will be given to African males, Coloured males and Indian males and Coloured females and People with disabilities.
Department of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries,
Human Resources Management,
Registry, Room: E-GF-08
For Attention : Ms. J.S Delekwa, Room: H-FF-08
** 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.
** Application must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet at .gov.za/documents and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualifications (s) and ID-document [Driver’s licence where applicable].
** Non-RSA Citizens/ Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application.
** Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from South Africa Qualification Authority (SAQA).
** 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 conducted 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 check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification).
** Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes.
** 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(s).
** Applications submitted via e-mail, fax or online must include the post title and reference number in the subject line and a scanned, signed and dated Z83 form ((a Z83 form without a physical signature and a date will disqualify an application) together with all relevant documents as indicated above.
** Persons with disabilities are encourage to apply.