STATE VETERINARIAN (refs/005743)

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Pretoria
refs/005743
STATE VETERINARIAN
Directorate ANIMAL HEALTH, ADVISORY AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Package R733 257.00 per annum (all-inclusive salary package)
Requirements
Grade 12 plus a Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) in BVSc/ BVMCH or relevant qualification as recognized by SAQA. 1 – 2 years’ relevant experience in animal health regulatory services. Registration with South African Veterinary Council. Must have a valid driver’s license. COMPETENCIES: Computer Literacy, both written and verbal communication skills. Good interpersonal and networking skills. Proven supervisory and good administrative skills. Knowledge, understanding and application of Veterinary legislation (Meat Safety, Animal Diseases, Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions-, Fertilizers, Farm feeds, Agricultural remedies and stock remedy acts and related regulations. The incumbent must also be conversant with veterinary health certification procedures. Understanding of pathogen reduction concepts and national animal disease control schemes and programs/protocols. Demonstrable interest in Community and Livestock Farmer Development through the veterinary profession.
Duties
Effective management of controlled animal diseases within the state veterinary area (includes investigation, diagnosis, and implementation of control measures and eradication of infectious disease outbreaks). Preventative Animal Health support aimed at improvement of Livestock production and management for emerging and small-scale farmers. Development and implementation of educational/awareness material for farmers, technical and business skills transfer and livestock value chain improvement programs for small scale livestock farmers. Conducting educational and awareness activities to targeted communities on veterinary public health matters. Biosecurity: Assist with the conducting of pig and poultry compartment inspections. Participation in disease surveillance programs for controlled diseases and any other livestock diseases of importance. Organizing and participation in departmental veterinary awareness programs. Mentorship and supervisory responsibilities for para-veterinary professionals, administrative staff and newly qualified Compulsory Community Service veterinarians placed in the department.
Notes
To apply for the above position, please apply online at http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ or Hand Deliver: Ground floor 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House and Candidates must attach their recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document (no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates NB: For assistance with online applications visit the following centres: 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown or Maponya Mall. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post. It is the Department 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. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to appoint. Disabled people are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive any response from us within 3 months, please accept your application was unsuccessful.
Enquiries Ms. Gugu Nevondo Tel: (011) 240 3090
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2020/07/22
Criteria Questions
Do you have a Grade 12 plus a Bachelor’s Degree in BVSc/ BVMCH or relevant qualification?
Do you have 1- 2 years’ relevant experience in animal health regulatory service?
Are you registered with the South African Veterinary Council?
Do you have a valid driver’s license?
                          
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.
Updated: July 14, 2020 — 21:15