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REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/546


Directorate: Genetic Resources

Re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously are encouraged to re-apply

SALARY: R147 459 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE: Gauteng (Roodeplaat Evaluation Centre)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Level 3 certificate. A valid driver’s licence (Code C1). 1-year appropriate experience. Job related knowledge: Operating a tractor. Farming practices. Operating farm ground engaging implements e.g. ripper, plough, tiller etc. Job related skills: Driving and Communication skills. Willing to work overtime.

DUTIES: Operate a tractor with various implements (such as ploughs, rippers, planters, crop sprayers etc.) attached to assist with the physical execution of various general farming activities, through inter alia: Land cultivation. Planting. Tillage. Harvesting. Transportation of various goods. Mowing of lawn. Application of pesticides. Application of (chemical) manure / fertilizer. Irrigation and maintenance. Firefighting. Cleaning of ditches. Fencing activities. Perform vehicle maintenance and administrative support activities including inter alia the following: Ensure the safe storage, cleaning and routine maintenance of vehicle (e.g. changing tyres, checking water, oil, tyre pressure etc.). Ensure the safety storage, cleaning and routine maintenance of implements. Maintain a farm vehicle month end kilometres logbook and report accordingly. Ensure the timely reporting defects to Mechanical Workshop in order to prevent further damage. Assist with dispensing and receiving fuel and oils. Perform routine activities in respect of crop production. Perform routine activities in respect of infrastructure. Operate a specialised machinery (such as harvesters, drilling equipment, excavators etc.) in respect of: Loading and offloading goods. Repair and maintenance of farm roads. Remove any material, including loading and carting away

ENQUIRIES: Mr B Maroga Tel No: 060 972 9709

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.

NB: Coloured and Indian males and Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


NOTE: The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualify. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted). Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department.

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