STATE VETERINARIAN (4 POSTS)

STATE VETERINARIAN REF NO: 37/2019 (X4 POSTS)

SALARY: R733 257 per annum (all-inclusive package)

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc/BVMCh) degrees and must be registered with the South African Veterinary Council as a veterinarian (copy of SAVC registration certificate, as well as a copy of proof that payment for registration is up to date, must be attached to the application). Applicant must have applicable experience and sound knowledge of the Animal Diseases Act and the Meat Safety Act, with special reference to risk management. Good verbal and written communication and must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook). Must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Facilitation of the export of animals and animal products by communicating with foreign veterinary counterparts. Taking part in market access working groups and partnership forums and hosting foreign delegations (including arrangement of visits) Completing veterinary questionnaires received from prospective and existing trade partners. Drafting export guidelines and manuals in accordance with SA legislation and international standards. Obtaining import requirements from trade partners and negotiating export health certificates. Risk analysis (Import of animal and animal products): drafting and evaluating of questionnaires. Conducting risk assessments and determining risk mitigation measures. Risk management including illegally imported consignments and attending to enquiries related to detained consignments. Development, analysis and verification of standards and guidelines for the establishment and management of facilities approved for the import and export of various animals and animal products. Monitoring disease information published by the World Organisation for Animal Health [the Office International Des Epizooties (OIE) and placing and lifting of restrictions on trade of animals or animal products deemed to pose a significant risk to the health of humans or animals. Drafting, reviewing and updating of import protocols, veterinary import permits and veterinary health certificates and signing of veterinary import permits for certain commodities. Contribution to policy formulation. Communication, liaison and supplying information regarding the import and export requirements for animal and animal products. Participation in local, regional and international standard-setting bodies. Bilateral and multilateral exchange networks. Liaison with foreign governments. Engagement with the private sector and interaction with relevant industries. Communication with other departments, directorates and embassies. Other stakeholders, role players and members of the public. Management of personnel and resources.

ENQUIRIES: Dr L. Schoeman Tel No: (012) 319 7522

NOTE: In terms of the departmental employment equity targets, priority will be given to African Males & Females, Coloured Males & 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.

Updated: January 11, 2020 — 16:30