ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN REF NO: 39/2019 (X4 POSTS)
Directorate: Animal Health
SALARY: R316 791 per annum
CENTRE: Lephalale/Musina/Hectorspruit/Piet Retief
REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate Degree or National Diploma in Animal Health and must be registered with the South African Veterinary Council as an Animal Health Technician. (Please include a copy of complete academic record/transcript with you application). Must have fire arms (handguns and rifles) competency certificate. Meat examiners certificate is essential. Wildlife handling and animal tracking experience. Managerial experience will be an advantage. Good verbal and written communication. Must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence code EB.
DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Assist in the maintenance, repair and construction of international border disease control fences between Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. Plan and implement disease control measures. Supervise Tradesman Aids in the maintenance, repair and construction of border disease control fences to prevent animal movement across the fence. Inspect and patrol the borders disease control fence for any breakages. Report any animal movement across the fence and determine possible contact with local animals for disease control purpose. Ensure the border disease control fence is clear from grasses, scrubs and trees to avoid shortages on electric fences. Be willing to assist in the control of stray buffaloes. Ordering of fencing equipment and material for the fence maintenance. Assist in the compiling of the national budget for the maintenance and repairs of the animal disease fences and patrol roads as well as construction of new fences. Assist with tenders, contracts and specification for fence maintenance, construction and repairs as well as build and upgrade of patrol roads. Provide animal quarantine services. Assist in the coordination and implementation of technical disease control measures/actions and campaigns in South Africa were infections animal disease outbreaks occurred. Liaise with animal disease fence personnel, local farmers, SAPS, SANDF, cross-border farmers and security forces as well as engineering section and perform related administrative duties.
ENQUIRIES: Dr M. Bronkhorst Tel No: (012) 319 7481
NOTE: In terms of the departmental employment equity targets, priority will be given to African Females, Coloured Males & Females, Indian Females and people with disabilities
APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Directorate: Human Resources Management for attention of Mr C. Mathebula, Private Bag X250, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Agriculture Place Building Reception, 20 Steve Biko Street (Formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria.
CLOSING DATE: 24 January 2020
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the Internet at http://www.daff.co.za/doaDev/doc/Z83.pdf which must be signed and dated (an unsigned and not dated Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s) (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and ID document and driver’s license (where applicable), including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African 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 contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (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 twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). No faxed, emailed and late applications will be considered.